In the week leading up to the Cowboys-Eagles game, a lot was made of Monte Kiffin’s history with Chip Kelly. In three matchups, Kiffin’s USC defenses went 1-2 against Kelly and his high-tempo offense, with the Ducks averaging 600 yards and 50 points in those games.
But Kiffin got the better of Kelly on Sunday, as his defense limited the Eagles offense to three points and less than 300 yards of total offense in the Dallas win.
“It’s awesome to go out there and get a reward and play hard for a guy like that and hold a team to three, just knowing how much work they put into this,” said defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, per the Dallas Morning News. “He had us prepared tonight. We executed well.”
The feeling in the Eagles head coach’s office was decidedly less merry, as you might imagine. Not only did Kelly watch his offense spin its wheels for 60 minutes, but he saw his quarterback Nick Foles--the starter in Michael Vick’s absence--go down with concussion-like symptoms.
“What we did is unacceptable,” Kelly said.
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