It’s that time of year again where Monday’s become a little bit more bearable. Monday Night Football has returned, tonight Chip Kelly will make his NFL coaching debut as his Philadelphia Eagles take on Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. In his rookie season before tearing his ACL, RG3 passed for 3,200 yards with a 65 percent passing completion, throwing 20 touchdowns to only five interceptions. Griffin is looking forward to getting back out on the field and helping his team out in any way that he can.
Last year, quarterback Michael Vick struggled for the Eagles. He threw for only 2,362 yards with a 58 percent passing completion and only 12 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. Vick hopes with Chip Kelly’s new up tempo offense, he’ll be able to have a better year.
That game is scheduled for 6:55 p.m. and immediately following that will be the Houston Texans at San Diego taking on the Chargers. Texans quarterback Matt Schaub looks to build off last season’s success where he threw for over 4,000 yards, throwing 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on 64 percent passing completion. Schaub also has one of the most dominant receivers in the game; Andre Johnson. Last year, Johnson caught 112 passes for 1,598 yards.
The Chargers hope that quarterback Phillip Rivers will have a more productive season. Last year, he finished 17th in the league in passing with 3,606 yards, throwing 26 touchdowns but 15 interceptions. Receiver Malcolm Floyd was Rivers go to target last year, catching 56 balls for 814 yards. They hope running back Ryan Matthews will also have a breakout performance after last season rushing for 707 yards on 184 carries (3.8 yards per carry) and scoring only one touchdown.