Emotions were high in Philadelphia on Thursday Night when the Eagles hosted former head coach Andy Reid and his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs. While Reid’s return to Philly was the big story heading in to the game, all of the talk centered around the Chiefs defense and how they were able to ground the high-flying Eagles offense was the big story afterwards.
After allowing the Eagles to control the ball for just over twenty minutes and forcing five turnovers, the Chiefs defense lifted the team to a 26-16 victory.
Kansas City jumped out to an early 10-0 lead after a big kickoff return and a muffed fumble Damaris Johnson early, before safety Eric Berry picked off Michael Vick and took the interception38-yards for the score.
Philadelphia was able to answer with a 22-yard strike from Vick to Jason Avant, but an inexplicable two-point conversion kept the team from capitalizing on their momentum.
Kansas City closed off the first half with two field goals by Ryan Succop and the 16-6 edge was too much for the Eagles to overcome.
It was a brilliant performance by the Chiefs defense as Vick look lost at times and like he was unable to read the whole field, but they did give up 158 yards rushing to LeSean McCoy and 95 yards on the ground to Vick.
The Chiefs defense will need to tighten up their rush defense moving forward, but it is hard to complain when you are 3-0 heading in to the final game of the first month of the season.