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Chiefs topple Eagles in Reid's return

Reid was all smiles during a Gatorade shower (©GettyImages)
Reid was all smiles during a Gatorade shower (©GettyImages).

It was a happy return to Philadelphia for Andy Reid as he watched his Kansas City Chiefs beat the Eagles 26-16.

Ousted from Philadelphia after 14 years this off-season, Reid returned to face off against Chip Kelly's new frantic offence and watched as his defence found ways around the tactic to sack Philly QB, Mike Vick six times.

It was the Kansas City defence who scored the first touchdown of the game, safety Eric Berry picked off Vick, on the Eagles' first drive, and returned it 38 yards for the score, putting KC 10-0 up after less than five minutes.

Vick would strike back though as he found Jason Avant with his defender beat and the receiver pulled it for a 22 yard score, the Eagles went for two but failed to close the first.

Two Ryan Succop field goals for the Chiefs and one for the Eagles' Alex Henery over the next two quarters to leave the score close at 16-9 heading into the fourth.

Jamaal Charles ran in a three yard touchdown to start off the fourth. The workhorse running back finished with 92 rushing yards, 80 receiving yards and a touchdown for the game.

The Eagles came back strong though. Running back LeSean McCoy, who'd been injured before half time, came back to run home a 41 yard touchdown that put it back to a one score game.

McCoy has starred under Chip Kelly so far and he finished this game with 158 yards off just 20 carries and he's just shy of 400 yards so far this season.

However, the Eagles' would come unstuck thanks to some wonderful clock management by the Chiefs. Kansas City chewed up over 8 minutes of clock as they started a drive from their own five. They finished the drive with another Ryan Succop field goal.

Eagles went four and out on the next drive, including failing on 4th and 20 as the Chiefs soared to 3-0, while the Eagles drop to 1-2, having lost their last two games.

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