Chiefs Deliver Victory for Andy Reid in His First Trip Back to Philadelphia
Kansas City head coach Andy Reid was successful in his first trip back to Philadelphia since the Eagles fired him after last season as
the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Eagles 26-16 on Thursday. The high-flying Eagles offense sputtered, but the Eagles still had a chance to win until the Chiefs put
together a game-clinching 15-play, 8-minute drive that ended with a
field goal to push the score to 26-16.
With the Eagles only down 7 points and the Chiefs facing third down inside
their own 10-yard line, it seemed like Michael Vick and the Eagles would
get the ball with plenty of time to score. However, Kansas City
quarterback Alex Smith converted on a 15-yard pass to Donnie Avery on third down that
kept the drive alive. Avery had 7 catches for 141 yards on the night for
Kansas City. The Chiefs also received a big performance from their star
running back Jamaal Charles, who compiled 172 total yards and a
Chip Kelly's fast paced offense was out of sync from the beginning of
the game, with Vick throwing 2 interceptions in his first 11
pass attempts. Vick had his weakest performance of the season,
turning the ball over 3 times (2 interceptions and 1 fumble). The Eagles
also had a fumbled punt and a botched snap for turnovers.
The night almost got significantly worse for the Eagles when it
appeared star running back LeSean McCoy had seriously injured his leg
just before halftime. However, McCoy returned to the game in the
second half and ended the night with 158 yards rushing and a touchdown.
The Chiefs move to 3-0 on the season while the Eagles fall to 1-2.