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Eagles vs. Chiefs score: Andy Reid makes NFL history as Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill have a monster day


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Eagles vs. Chiefs score: Andy Reid makes NFL history as Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill have a monster day

Reid returned to Philly and became the first coach to win 100 games with two teams

Jeff Kerr
By Jeff Kerr
13 hrs ago

Andy Reid became the first head coach in NFL history to win 100 games with two different franchises, earning his 100th victory with the Kansas City Chiefs defeated Reid's former team -- the Philadelphia Eagles -- in a decisive victory. Reid, who has 240 career wins (including postseason) improved to 3-0 all time against his former team, making his first appearance coaching in Philadelphia in eight years. 

Reid was able to get the Chiefs offense back on track this week, scoring six touchdowns on their first seven possessions. Patrick Mahomes accounted for five touchdown passes in the victory, three of which went to Tyreek Hill as Kansas City totaled 472 yards of offense. Mahomes became just the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw three touchdown passes in each of his team's first four games of a season and has 14 touchdown passes through four games -- becoming the first player in league history to throw 14 touchdowns in the first four games of a season multiple times (he also accomplished the feat in 2018). 

The Chiefs were also able to wear down the Eagles run defense, rushing for over 200 yards in the victory. Clyde Edwards-Helaire finished with 102 yards on 14 carries as Kansas City was able to get back to .500 with the win -- a must-needed victory for a squad that entered the game in last place in the AFC West. The Chiefs also only had one turnover in the game, a stark contrast toward last week (when Kansas City had four in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. 

The Eagles were unable to keep pace with the Chiefs, despite not having to punt once in the game. Philadelphia didn't even have a turnover in the loss, totaling up 461 yards of offense. Jalen Hurts threw for 387 yards and two touchdowns (the last one coming to Greg Ward in the final seconds) while also rushing for 47 yards in the loss. Kenny Gainwell finished with 89 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown while DeVonta Smith recorded his first 100-yard game (seven catches for 122 yards). 

We'll have takeaways from this game coming shortly, but here's a recap of this offensive thriller in our live blog below.  

Why the Chiefs won

The Chiefs just didn't beat themselves in this one, scoring touchdowns on six of of their seven possessions and completely dominating the Eagles defense in all facets of the game. Patrick Mahomes threw for five touchdowns in the victory -- his fourth career five touchdown game -- and his performance overshadows Kansas City rushing for 200 yards. Clyde Edwards-Helaire averaged 7.3 yards per carry in the win, leading a Chiefs rushing offense that averaged 6.3 yards per carry. 

Kansas City picked a perfect opportunity to notch its first 40-point effort of the year, but credit also goes to the defense -- holding the Eagles to 3 of 6 in the red zone. Holding the Eagles to field goals deep in the red zone instead of touchdowns is why the Chiefs were able to pull away in the second half and win easily. 

Why the Eagles lost

Philadelphia scored 30 points and put up over 450 yards of offense, not committing a giveaway and not punting on the afternoon. The Eagles had too many penalties, finishing with nine in the loss -- and now have 44 through four games. In addition to crucial penalties that kept Kansas City on the field, the Eagles defense just couldn't stop the Chiefs at the point of attack. Philadelphia's defensive line was dominated by Kansas City's offensive line up front, allowing Mahomes to have a clean pocket and pick apart the secondary throughout the afternoon. 

The Chiefs had plenty of room in the gaps to run the football, as five of their seven possessions went for eight-plus plays. Philadelphia has trouble stopping high-powered offenses because of their tackling issues at linebacker, their coverage scheme in the secondary, and their lack of aggressiveness up front. What defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is doing isn't working. 

Turning point

Jalen Hurts found Dallas Goedert for a 6-yard touchdown in the second quarter, but the score was nullified on an Andre Dillard being an ineligible receiver downfield. The Eagles trailed 14-10 at the time in the second quarter, and managed to net just a field goal (trailed 14-13). 

In the third quarter, Hurts found Zach Ertz for a 3-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line. The score was nullified by an offensive pass interference penalty from JJ Arcega-Whiteside and the Eagles kicked a field goal. The touchdown would have cut the Chiefs' lead to 21-19 (at worst), but Philadelphia had to settle for 21-16.

Eight points taken off the board by penalties. Mistakes teams can't make if they want to beat the Chiefs. 

Play of the game

The first of the five touchdown passes from Mahomes was one of his highlight reel throws -- only this one was thrown like a bowling ball. Channeling his inner Norm Duke, Mahomes took the ball and rolled to his right on an attempted screen pass, only to flick the ball underhanded to Clyde Edwards-Helaire for the score. 

The throw gave the Chiefs a 7-3 lead, one they wouldn't relinquish in an offensive shootout. 

The quote

"I think when you look back upon it you'll look at him at Kansas City (head coach) ...No offense to Philly but I'm glad they let him go." -- Patrick Mahomes on Andy Reid winning his 100th game with the Chiefs. 

Raeid and Mahomes are arguably the best quarterback-coach combination in the NFL, winning 40 of 50 games together. Mahomes has the most passing yards and passing touchdowns through the first 50 games for a starting quarterback in NFL history, giving a lot of credit to Reid. 

Up next 

The Chiefs (2-2) square off against the Bills (3-1) in a showdown on "Sunday Night Football "next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Eagles (1-3) head to Charlotte to face the Carolina Panthers (3-1). 




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