Records: Eagles 1-0; Chiefs 1-0
Line: Chiefs by 51/2 points
Over/under: 471/2 points
TV announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver (Fox)
Forecast: Cloudy, showers. Thunderstorms likely early in the morning, then a chance of showers. Thunderstorms in the late morning and afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. Light and variable winds. Chance of precipitation 60 percent. (National Weather Service)
My pick: Andy Reid beats his protege. Chiefs 24, Eagles 20. (Season record: 1-0)
Last time met: Reid returned to Lincoln Financial Field as the Chiefs coach Sept. 19, 2013, after being fired from the Eagles and earned a 26-16 victory over his former team. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 158 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for rookie coach Chip Kelly, who was coaching his first game at the Linc.
Eagles’ best-case scenario: Doug Pederson outcoaches his mentor as the Eagles improve to 2-0 for the second straight season. Quarterback Carson Wentz throws two touchdown passes. Running back LeGarrette Blount rushes for 100 yards. New place-kicker Jake Elliott boots three field goals. The Chiefs’ Alex Smith throws two interceptions.
Eagles’ worst-case scenario: Reid gets the best of Pederson and Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. Smith throws for 250 yards and two TDs to tight end Travis Kelce. Wentz struggles and throws three interceptions. Blount is held in check. Elliott misses two field goals.
Keep an eye on: Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (No. 27). The rookie from the University of Toledo fumbled on his first NFL carry last week but rebounded to rush for 148 yards and a TD on 17 carries in a 42-27 win at New England in Week 1. He also caught five passes for 98 yards and two TDs.
Eagles lead series 4-3. ... Eagles are 1-2 in Kansas City ... Eagles are playing in Kansas City for the first time since 2005. ... Pederson spent three seasons with Chiefs as offensive coordinator ... Reid spent 14 seasons as coach of the Eagles. ... tight end Zach Ertz led all NFL tight ends with 93 receiving yards last week. ... Smith threw for an NFL-best 368 yards last week against the Patriots.
Assessing the offenses
Eagles: Wentz and company had a solid debut against the Redskins. Wide receiver Nelson Agholor had a better game — 58-yard TD reception — than either Alshon Jeffery or Torrey Smith. Blount and the running game struggled. Wentz took a lot of punishment behind a suspect offensive line. Left tackle Jason Peters missed most of the game with a strained groin. Elliott takes over for place-kicker Caleb Sturgis, who is on injured reserve with a hip injury.
Redskins: Smith and company had an outstanding game against the Patriots. Smith shredded the Pats’ defense. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill caught seven passes for 133 yards and a TD. Hunt couldn’t have asked for a better NFL debut. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, younger brother of Eagles center Jason Kelce, is among the best in the league.
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Assessing the defenses
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Eagles: They are coming off an impressive performance that produced four sacks and four turnovers against the Redskins. Tackle Fletcher Cox scored on a 20-yard fumble recovery. End Brandon Graham got his season off to a good start with two sacks. They will miss cornerback Ronald Darby, however. Darby is expected to miss four to six weeks with a dislocated ankle.
Chiefs: They did a solid job against Pats quarterback Tom Brady and company, allowing 371 total yards and holding the Pats to 5-for-15 on third-down conversions. End Justin Houston had two sacks for the Chiefs. They will be without one of the league’s top defensive players in safety Eric Berry, who is out for the rest of the year with a torn Achilles tendon.
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Assessing the coaches
Eagles: Doug Pederson will coach against his mentor.
Chiefs: Reid taught Pederson everything he knows.
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