Kansas City Defeats the Eagles in Dominant Fashion

Kansas City Defeats the Eagles in Dominant Fashion

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Kansas City Defeats the Eagles in Dominant Fashion

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 42 to 30 on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The offense led the way for the Chiefs, as the Eagles really had no way to stop Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and the multi-faceted Chiefs offense. 

The scoring opened with a Jake Elliott field that put the Eagles up 3-0. However, it wasn’t long before the Chiefs took a 7-3 lead when Patrick Mahomes flicked an underhand pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire from a yard out. The Eagles then took the lead back at 10-7 just before the end of the first quarter on a Dallas Godoert touchdown reception. 

Tyreek Hill got into the scoring action at the start of the second quarter when he caught a Mahomes pass from six yards out to put the Chiefs up 14-10. It proved to be a busy day for Jake Elliott as he kicked his second of three field goals to make it 14-13. Mahomes then stormed back with his third touchdown pass of the day, this one to Jordy Fortson, to make it 21-13. 

Jake Elliott came out after the halftime break with another field goal to make it 21-16. In response, the Chiefs found the end zone for the first time on the ground. Darrel Williams ran in a one yard touchdown to give the Chiefs a 28-16 lead. However, the Eagles would not go away quietly.

Kenneth Gainwell opened the fourth quarter with a seven yard rushing touchdown to bring the Eagles within five at 28-23. While the Eagles did battle, that’s as close as they would get. The Chiefs responded with two Tyreek Hill touchdown receptions. One went for 12 yards to make it 35-23, and the other went for 44 yards to make it 42-23. Jalen Hurts would end the game with a touchdown pass to Greg Ward, Jr to wrap up the scoring at 42-30. 

While the Chiefs offense did put up 42 points (Patrick Mahomes had five passing touchdowns, and Tyreek Hill had 186 yards receiving and three touchdowns), the defense continued to struggle. Steve Spagnuolo’s group kept the Philadelphia ground game in check, but they did not do much to contain Jalen Hurts and his receivers. Hurts threw for 387 yards and two touchdowns. Devonta Smith grabbed seven balls for 122 yards. The Eagles really got whatever they wanted through the air, especially early in the game. Hurts also missed two open touchdown throws (one to Zach Ertz and another to Ward, Jr) that could’ve turned a couple of those Elliott field goals into six points instead of just three. This is a unit to keep an eye on as the season moves forward. 

On a more positive note, Andy Reid did pick up his 100th win as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. He now has 100 career wins in both Kansas City and Philadelphia. An incredible accomplishment for a phenomenal coach.

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