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Chiefs vs. Eagles Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads


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The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0, and it’s time to start looking forward to opponent No. 4, the New York Giants.

With that said, were here at Arrowhead Addict have a tradition, and that tradition is to hand out Arrowheads to the best three players in each week’s game.

To get to 3-0, the Chiefs had to travel to Philadelphia to face Andy Reid’s former team, and a good team at that in the Eagles. Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and head coach Chip Kelly put up a good fight, but in the end, the Chiefs came away victorious, earning Reid a 26-16 win.

Frankly, narrowing the Arrowheads down to three was hard, but here we go anyhow.

Here are three best players from Kansas City’s win.

 

Arrowhead No. 3: Donnie Avery, WR

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Donnie Avery was the ultimate “No. 2 wideout” for Kansas City last Thursday night, and honestly, statistically he was the No. 1 wideout. Avery caught seven receptions for 141 yards. He was terrific at using his speed and agility to pick up yards after the catch, and he finished averaging 20.1 yards per reception. He was also a perfect 7-of-7 in regard to catches vs. targets. Avery can do a lot in the slots because of his speed and ability to run, and he could end up being an x-factor for Kansas City’s offense.

 

Arrowhead No. 2: Jamaal Charles, RB

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Jamaal Charles is the perfect running back for an Andy Reid/Alex Smith offense, and he came up big for the Chiefs against the Eagles. Charles notched 92 yards on 20 attempts and scored a big touchdown early in the third quarter. He also proved to be exceptional out of the backfield as a pass-catcher, coming away with seven catches for 80 yards.

Charles just seems to find a way to keep the sticks moving, and he displayed the ability to put the team on his back in the fourth quarter when Kansas City went to him to run the clock.

 

Arrowhead No. 1: Justin Houston, OLB

Justin Houston is quickly becoming one of the best defenders in the NFL. He recorded an amazing 4.5 sacks Thursday night to go along with seven tackles, five quarterback hits and two fumble recoveries.

That’s a defensive MVP-esque performance from the third year linebacker out of Georgia. The sky is truly the limit for Kansas City’s defense in 2013, and Houston is a huge reason why.

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  • ArrowFan

    I would say there needs to be more ArrowHeads handed out. Berry just to name one.

    • mnelson52

      I would also say T-Jax. He was collapsing the pocket while Poe took the double team. He even tipped a pass.

      • Pealvin

        I also noticed Poe taking on double teams all night long. That freed up Tamba and JH to come off the edge. Teams will have to decide who the want to double and that will be tough with our front 7.

        • mnelson52

          I also noticed D-Bowe Making a couple of nice blocks that helped Avery to get his yards

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Poe deserves an honorable mention, at least. He was a beast against the Eagles.

  • Joe Myers

    Giants fans are silent this week !!! Everyone thinks this is a trap game but I say we have been in to many lows for the past five years . So no its not in fact its a game we should win because we are humble as a fan base and a organization !!!!

  • Jim Harper

    Everyone missed the most obvious arrowhead. You have to give Andy Reid an arrow spear. He orchestrated a near perfect game plan under tremendous pressure to do just that. He had this team completely focused on the business at hand and man did they execute. Of course all the players you guys mentioned are worthy in their own right Flowers as well almost completely shut down Desean Jackson which no one else has been able to do. Take two runs away from Shady McCoy and he was barely noticeable. Again, this was a result of Andy Reid at the helm.