Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia as he leads the Chiefs against the Eagles. Here is my Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles pick.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles pick – Week 3
Kansas City Chiefs - 2-0
Philadelphia Eagles - 1-1
Andy Reid makes his return to Philadelphia as the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Reid has the Chiefs off to a 2-0 start and had an impressive win last week over the Dallas Cowboys. The Chiefs have already won as many games this season as last season, and are one of the most improved teams in the league.
Reid’s replacement in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly has brought his up-tempo offense to the Eagles and so far it has lived up to its billing. The Eagles are among the top offenses in the NFL early in the season and it has proved to be tough for defenses to handle. However, as good as the Eagles offense has looked, their own defense has looked that much worse.
Alex Smith has given the Chiefs the kind of QB they have lacked in previous seasons, and with Jamaal Charles at running back, the Chiefs seem to have the kind of offense that will make a good counter to the Eagles. The Chiefs will be able to control the time of possession with their running attack, and I can’t see Reid trying to win a shootout against Kelly.
The Chiefs defense has played extremely well in the first two games, but going up against the Eagles up-tempo offense may catch them off guard. The Eagles will more than likely put up points, but the Chiefs will just need to play opportunistic defense. Also, there is a revenge factor in this game, as I’m sure Reid wants to come out of it with a win badly, after having coached in Philadelphia for 14 years.
Ultimately, I think Reid’s experience at the NFL level, will give him the advantage he needs to defeat Chip Kelly. Every week that passes gives teams more film to study on how to combat Kelly’s offense, and I think the Chiefs will get an emotional win for Andy Reid in Philly.
Score prediction: 28-27 Chiefs
Points spread: Eagles - 3
Over/under: 50.5 – Over
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