It is no secret that the Chiefs are bad at defending the run. In fact, they are the second-worst in the league just behind the team they lost to last week. While the Eagles are not as bad, they are still in the bottom half of the league in that same area.
This game should not be hard for the Chiefs, considering they are most definitely the better team. However, they have been the better team the last two weeks, and that did not work out well for them.
Hopefully, this weekend will entail a different outcome than the last two. But in order for that to happen, the Chiefs must go out of their comfort zone.
Main Chiefs key to victory over Eagles
The Kansas City Chiefs and Andy Reid must do something they have not done often, and frankly do not like to do. That would be to establish a running game. Of course, they can come out slinging the ball, but why would they.
The way I see it, the more they run the ball, the longer the defense stays off the field, and that is exactly what we want. Considering how atrocious the Chiefs defense has been as of late, this sounds like an amazing plan, but why should they.
The Eagles have allowed well over 100 rushing yards in each of their last three games. Last week against Dallas, they lost by 20 after giving up 160 yards on the ground to Ezekiel Elliot and company.
The Chiefs running defense has not been great either, especially against quarterbacks who can run out of the pocket. That is why it is very important the Chiefs control the game by having more time of possession than Philadelphia. The best way to do that is by running the ball and taking time off the clock.
Kansas City drafted a good running back just two years ago in the first round. It is time to see what he can do given the workload, and it is time to let him loose. You can expect to see the Chiefs play smarter football than the Eagles in this one, and that will win them the game.
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