NFL Recap

The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia is off to a rousing start as the Eagles defeated the Redskins 33-27 at FedEx Field. Washington jumped out to a 7-0 lead after DeAngelo Hall returned a fumble 75 yards for a touchdown, but Philly went on to score 33 consecutive points after that. Michael Vick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while totaling 257 yards. LeSean McCoy had 184 yards on a career-high 31 carries. DeSean Jackson totaled seven receptions and 104 yards including a 25-yard TD catch. Washington made things interesting as Robert Griffin the Third awoke after a poor first half in his return from offseason knee surgery. RG3 finished with 329 passing yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. The Skins turned the ball over three times.

Randy Bullock kicked a 41-yard field goal as time expired to finish off the Texans' 31-28 comeback win over the Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Houston trailed 28-7 early in the third quarter before rattling off 24 unanswered points. Brian Cushing tied the game at 28 with an 18-yard interception return for a TD. Andre Johnson caught 12 balls for 146 yards, while Owen Daniels hauled in two touchdowns. Matt Schaub completed 34-of-45 passes for 346 yards, three TDs and one interception. San Diego jumped out to the lead behind four touchdown passes from Philip Rivers. Eddie Royal hauled in two of them. The Chargers only gained 263 total yards.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

3 days 22 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Volleyball Player Jordan Kriete from St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington. Jordan played all the way around on a team that finished the season 26-7-2. Her statistics are impressive.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

2 weeks 3 days ago

If you want to get someone's attention, whisper. That old investment brokerage ad is the opposite of what is going on regarding shootings in Ferguson and Tower Grove. When people threaten violence or blankly label one as a racist, it's very hard to listen. The same holds true for those who sum up the plight of impoverished black communities as "that's how those people are."

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SPORTS CORNER

4 hours 36 min ago

The St. Louis Cardinals are exercising the 2015 option on pitcher John Lackey. The 36-year-old right-hander will earn the league minimum 500-thousand-dollars after making 15.25-million each of the last three seasons. Lackey was acquired from Boston at the trade deadline and his contract had a clause allowing for a league-minimum option after missing the entire 2012 season due to elbow surgery.