Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs Free Pick - 9/19/13
Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
NFL Football: Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:25 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 49.5 See the Latest Odds
The Andy Reid led Kansas City Chiefs head to Lincoln Financial Field to face the Philadelphia Eagles.
After enjoying an easy go of it in week one against Jacksonville, Kansas City received a real test in the visiting Cowboys and squeaked by 17-16. Thus far it appears that the Chiefs will be leaning on their defense more then lighting up the scoreboard and it's hard to argue with a 2-0 start but the yards were difficult to come by. Alex Smith threw for 199 yards on 21-36 with a pair of touchdowns and no interceptions with Dwayne Bowe (4-56) and Jamaal Charles (8-48) the top targets in a ball control attack. Smith even used his legs to total 57 yards with Charles largely bottled up with 55 yards on 16 carries. That was good enough even though Tony Romo threw for almost 300 yards because KC stiffened on defense when the Cowboys threatened and held the visitors to three field goals and recovered a pair of fumbles.
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As an Eagles fan I read the newspaper and listened to the radio and heard the fans talk about a division title after beating Washington on opening night. San Diego was going to be a deer in the headlights in week two or so the people thought but that was before Philip Rivers exposed the secondary for a monster 419 yards and three touchdowns and no interceptions in a 33-30 win. With the break downs in coverage the Chargers were playing catch all afternoon with Philadelphia needing to score and score just to keep up. That's actually how this offense has been through two weeks with Michael Vick throwing for a career high 428 yards with DeSean Jackson (9-193) and Shady McCoy (5-114) enjoying their own pitch and catch among the Chargers secondary. The game came down to SD having the ball with a few minutes left on the clock and Rivers driving down the field and kicking a field goal with seconds remaining.
Although I don't have the high expectations as many Philly fans there is excitement on the offensive side of the ball. Unfortunately opposing offenses generate excitement for their fans when facing this defense. So...will Reid's attack be able to have success angainst this D and will the Eagles be able to move the chains on KC? The Philly fans think scoring will not be a problem but I'm more worried about the Chiefs scoring...