It’s only Week 3 of this NFL season, but the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles meet tonight on Thursday Night Football, and it’s going to be a big game.
Believe it or not, the Chiefs have a chance to go 3-0 in the regular season, and if they do win, it will come against Andy Reid’s former team of 14 years.
Talk about a storyline you can’t script, right?
The problem is, on the other sideline is offensive genius Chip Kelly and his NFL version of the Oregon offense, ran by Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson—just to name a few of the Eagles’ weapons.
This is a game that’s almost hard to predict considering all the factors surrounding it, but predict it we must. You’ll also find a ton of other information regarding the game below, so keep on reading, Addicts. Tonight is bound to be a good one.
Time: 7:25 p.m. CT
Where: Philadelphia, Pa. Lincoln Financial Field
TV: NFL Network or KSHB-DT (NBC)
Tickets: Chiefs vs. Eagles tickets
Radio: FM 101.1 The Fox. You can listen to it live here.
Live Stream: You can watch the game after it’s done at https://gamerewind.nfl.com (subscription required)
Point Spread: Eagles -3.5 (Bovada.lv)
Chiefs Player To Keep An Eye On: Andy Reid, Coach
I know this is breaking the rule of the sub-headline, but I do believe Andy Reid will be the main character in this story tonight. You know he’s going to be the focus of the TV and radio broadcasts, and even though he’s saying it won’t impact him, I have to wonder if it will be an emotional homecoming for the Chiefs’ head coach. After all, he spent 14 years in Philadelphia.
It’s going to be strange, even though he doesn’t admit it. I don’t see it impacting his ability to coach the game, but he’s still a player, er, coach to watch, none the less.
Chiefs Player Who Must Step Up: Jamaal Charles, RB
Jamaal Charles was effective last weekend against the Cowboys because of his ability to get involved in the passing game. While I’d still like to see him get some looks out of the backfield, I believe it’s imperative that Kansas City runs the ball against Philadelphia.
The Eagles’ defense will already be tired because their fast-paced offense will put them back on the field quicker than most teams, so if Kansas City can pound the rock, control the clock and really wear down Philadelphia’s defense, I like the Chiefs’ chances.
X-Factor: Can Kanas City Force Michael Vick Into Turnovers?
Michael Vick hasn’t thrown an interception yet this season. He has fumbled the ball twice though, losing one of them. Kansas City’s defense has been aggressive so far this season, and it has caused turnovers. If the Chiefs can get Vick to cough up the ball, they have a great chance to win the game.
Kansas City 31, Philadelphia, 28
This is going to be a tremendous game. Special teams will once again step up for the Chiefs.