NFL Week 3: Kansas City Chiefs ride into Philadelphia to take on the Eagles

Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 3 will kick off on Thursday Night when Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia with his new team to take on the Eagles.

We all know how great of a coach Andy Reid is what he was able to do in Philadelphia. No they didn’t win a Super Bowl, but Reid was able to work with some amazing players during his time with the organization. The man was their head coach for 13 years and has been through the good and bad times with that team and it’s fans.

So this Thursday head coach Reid should get a standing ovation once he takes the field.

Now so far I have to say the Chiefs are looking like a better team compared to last season. Of course with having a head coach who can actually win games, but it also helps to have a quarterback who can run that coaches offensive scheme.

On Sunday, Alex Smith and the Chiefs picked up a one point victory against Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys. The game was a battle from start to finish.

Both teams got to the quarterback but Smith was able to add 57 rushing yards to his already 223 passing yards and two touchdowns on the stat sheet.

Jamaal Charles picked up 55 rushing yards on 16 carries but wasn’t able to find the endzone on the ground, but brought in a touchdown reception.

Philadelphia on the other hand took awhile to get things rolling against San Diego. They were down 10 points in the third quarter until Alex Henery closed the gap with a 48 yard field goal then Michael Vick found DeSean Jackson for a 61 yard touchdown reception to tie the game at 20 all.

The game would go back and forth in the fourth quarter as Vick found the endzone with a two yard touchdown but was answered back by the Chargers with an Eddie Royal 15 yard touchdown reception.

Although Vick threw for 428 yards and two touchdowns and Jackson had 193 of those yards, it still wasn’t good enough to beat the Chargers.

So as their offense looks like it’s ready to move forward, it’s defense needs to be aware of Alex Smith and this Chiefs offense.

All eyes will more than likely be on both defenses. You can’t let Vick do what he has done the last two weeks and you can’t give up big plays to Alex Smith.

Both teams have quarterbacks who can throw the pigskin fairly well and running backs who are capable of having 100 yard games against each other.

This could possibly be the game of the week.

Topics: Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Chip Kelly, Kansas City Chiefs, Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles

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