Originally written on isportsweb.com  |  Last updated 9/18/13
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Andy Reid (Photo credit: Ed Zurga-AP) The Kansas City Chiefs are traveling to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in primetime Thursday night and what’s being talked about most is the fact that Kansas City’s head coach Andy Reid is making his return to Philadelphia after he spent the last 14 seasons coaching there. There is, however, a game to be played which features intriguing matchups of a struggling defense vs. a developing offense and a stingy defense vs. an explosive offense. Outside of Reid’s return, there are several storylines. You will be what your record says you are Kansas City will be looking to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2010. That year, the Chiefs won the AFC West. The percentage of teams that have gone on to make the playoffs after a 3-0 start since 1990 is 73.6%. The Eagles will be looking to avoid losing at home for the second time in less than a week, as the San Diego Chargers prevailed in Philadelphia this past Sunday. A 1-2, 0-2 at home start is not what the Eagles have in mind for the Chip Kelly era. The junior-varsity: Chiefs offense vs. Eagles defense The Eagles’ defense has been like cheesecloth through two games, giving up 460 yards of offense and 30 points per game, both among the league’s worst. The Chiefs’ offense hasn’t been accused of running up the scores or piling up the yardage either. The Chiefs’ 302 average yards of offense rank them 26th in the league and 22.5 points per game have them coming in at tied for 16th. The varsity: Philadelphia offense vs. Kansas City defense This should be the title fight of the night. This is the strength of both teams. The Kansas City defense through two games ranks third in the NFL by having allowed just 248 yards of offense per game and second with nine points per game allowed. Their nine sacks is tied for the league lead and four turnovers are tied for third in the NFL. The Philadelphia offense is second in the NFL with 477 average yards of offense per game and third in points scored per game with 31.5. Their 181.5 rushing yards per game is second in the league and they average over ten yards per pass play. The team that wins the battle between the Chiefs’ defense and Eagles’ offense will come away with this victory. If the total score is in the 40s, Kansas City has a good chance at staying undefeated. The Chiefs can’t keep up with the Eagles in a shootout at this point. If Philadelphia can reach the 30 point plateau, the Eagles will win. Read more here
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