The Chiefs performance was trademark Reid. Their defense forced five turnovers and sacked a harried Michael Vick five times, while the offense made enough plays to win the game, without losing it.
Kansas City, which has not had a giveaway in opening 3-0, has won one more game already than it did in 2012.
“It’s important,” Reid said of the fast start, “but there’s still a lot of season left. There no time to relax on what you have done.”
The stoic Reid was given a warn welcome by the Philly fans, some standing in tribute to the man who won 140 games and six division titles for them, but Reid walked briskly along the sideline, never turning his gaze toward the stands.
But he later said he recognized the tribute.
“I appreciate the fans and the support they gave me,” he said. “That was kind of them.”
The loss dropped the Eagles to 1-2 and the feel good feeling that surrounded the team after its opening weekend win in Washington has dissipated.
A up-tempo offense cannot hide the problems that this team has. It’s offensive line is poor, especially the tackles, while Michael Vick continues to struggle with accuracy. But the Eagles are in the NFC East, which might be the NFL’s weakest division this season, and a 9-7 record might get someone into the playoffs.