PHILADELPHIA, PA- The Philadelphia Eagles fall to a record of 1-2, after losing to the visiting Kansas City Chiefs, 26-16. Despite the Eagles racking up a total of 431 yards, they were unable to pull out on top.
Applause filled the air as former Eagles head coach, Andy Reid, walked on to the field for the first time since parting with the Eagles after last season. Reid has since then become the Kansas City Chiefs head coach, and is now standing at a 3-0 record.
Not only was it the return of Reid, but the return of former Eagles quarterback, Donovan McNabb. During half-time, the Eagles held a jersey retirement ceremony for McNabb, revealing a banner displaying the number 5.
Chiefs start the game off with a three and out drive. However, the following kick off to the Eagles was fumbled by wide receiver, Damaris Johnson. The Chiefs recovered the fumble and came away with a field goal, making the score 3-0.
Shortly after, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick finds the hands of Chiefs safety, Eric Berry for a touchdown return, putting the Chiefs up 10-0. A useful 61 yard rush by Vick helped set wide receiver Jason Avant up for a touchdown. A two point conversion was unsuccessful, leaving the score at 10-6 heading into the second quarter.
Chiefs made their way down to their second successful field goal well into the second quarter, putting the score at 13-6.With a Vick turnover moments later, the Chiefs were able to come away with a successful 34 yard field goal, putting the chiefs ahead 16-6 with 2:26 left in the first half. With LeSean Mccoy leaving the field with lower leg injury, the Eagles running game was put on hold.
Second half of the game begins with Mccoy’s return to the field and an Eagles successful field goal. The score remained 16-9 for the remainder of the third quarter, with the Chiefs leading by a touchdown. That is until Chiefs running back, Jamaal Charles ran the ball in for a Chiefs touchdown, putting them ahead 23-9.
McCoy finds his way into the end zone for the second time of the night, closing the gap to a seven point game at 23-16. With just 3:21 left in the game, the Chiefs come away with another successful field goal, ending the game at 26-16.