The Kansas City Chiefs are currently sitting at 2-0 after a great start to the season with wins over the Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys. Now, the Chiefs will be taking on another NFC East team when they travel to the East Coast for a Thursday night match up against head coach Andy Reid’s former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.
If advancing to 3-0 and surpassing their win total from a year ago wasn’t enough motivation to get the win, the team is hoping to go out there and win this one for their coach.
“It means a lot, so I hope we go out there and play for our coach,” starting running back Jamaal Charles said, via Ed Werder of ESPN. “You know what I’m saying? I know he has a lot of love for his Eagles, he worked there a lot of years and he probably wishes he was still coaching there.”
The real question will be whether or not the Chiefs can put up enough points to keep pace with the Eagles. However, the Eagles have had trouble stopping opposing offenses, so Charles could be in for a huge day at Lincoln Financial Field.
Add in the impressive Chiefs pass rush with the speed that they have on the outside, and they could be the toughest match up that the Eagles offense has faced this season.
We are set up for an exciting Thursday night match up and emotions will be high, so it’s going to be a great way to kick off Week 3 of the regular season.