Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/20/13
Andy Reid should be thanking his defense for their lights out performance against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, as they helped lift the Chiefs to a 26-16 win and a 3-0 start to the season.The Chiefs' defense, which had a pick-six within the first four minutes of the game, was able to keep the Chiefs in the game, as Alex Smith and the offense struggled to get anything going early.It was a dominant performance by the defense, led by Justin Houston's 4.5 sacks on the night, as they were able to contain the fast-paced Eagles' offense. Despite the fact that the defense forced five turnovers, the Chiefs were only able to put 26 points on the board, 12 of which came from Ryan Succop's four field goals. Jamaal Charles scored the only offensive touchdown on the night, a 3-yard run with 13 minutes to play in the game.Alex Smith was pressured all night, as he met the turf five times. First round pick Eric Fisher was getting beat all night, as most of the pressure came from the rig...
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