In a game that meant more than what it should have, the Kansas City Chiefs prevailed. There were so many storylines coming into this one. To start, the Chiefs were in last in their division, and fighting to get back to .500 on the year.
Secondly, this was the ‘Brother Bowl’ between brothers Travis Kelce and Jason Kelce, whom the Chiefs very own has won that battle for the second straight time. Lastly, Andy Reid was returning to the place where he started it all and was hoping to get his 100th career win with the Chiefs.
While Mahomes has never lost three straight games, he showed in this one that he wanted to keep it that way. The team showed up in some areas and did not in others.
Chiefs run defense was solid, the pass defense was terrible
Kansas City has been known not only in the past but this season as well for not being able to stop the run. Against a lethal team like the Eagles, who have a dual-threat quarterback in Jalen Hurts, they were able to contain the run.
The Chiefs held Philadelphia to just 103 rushing yards, making that their lowest allowed of the season. However, they forgot about stopping the Eagles through the air as well. Jalen Hurts and company finished with 358 passing yards, a number that is hard to believe when talking about the team who did it.
Jalen Hurts is not known for racking up passing yards, but he surely did today. This was one of the main reasons the Eagles kept the game as close as they did.
While most of the time, playing that way against the Chiefs won’t work, it has started to affect the team as of late. Because of how bad this defense is, the Chiefs offense is tasked with scoring more than they should, forcing them to turn the ball over.
Andy Reid and coach ‘Spags’ need to fix this, or the Chiefs will not sustain success. The Eagles are not a good team, and if they can hang 30 points on them, imagine what others will do.
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