Philadelphia Eagles downed by former coach Andy Reid.
The Kansas City Chiefs made Andy Reid’s return to Philadelphia a successful one by beating the Eagles 26-16 in the first National Football League game of week three.
Reid, who coached 14 years in Philadelphia before joining the Chiefs this season, was given a standing ovation by the crowd at Lincoln Financial Field during the pre-game introductions.
Reid’s Chiefs went out and surpassed their 2012 win total as they forced five turnovers in their victory.
They celebrated Thursday’s win by soaking Reid with a bucket of Gatorade.
“It feels good. I feel like I’ve been doused in Gatorade and now I want to jump in the shower,” Reid said.
Kansas City is the fifth team to win its first three games after dropping 14 games last season.
Alex Smith dominated the battle of the quarterbacks by completing 22-of-35 passes for 273 yards and no turnovers in the victory. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick completed just 13-of-30 passing attempts, with two interceptions.
Jamaal Charles carried the ball 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown and added seven receptions for 80 yards, while Donnie Avery hauled in seven receptions for 141 yards in the win.
LeSean McCoy ran for 158 yards and a score on 20 carries for Philadelphia, which dropped its second consecutive game after winning its opener in Washington against the Redskins.
The Eagles also retired former quarterback Donovan McNabb’s No. 5 at a halftime ceremony.
“I appreciate everything you’ve done for me,” McNabb told the sell-out crowd. “No. 5 will always love you.”
The Chiefs’ win kicks off week three of the season which also features a number of important matchups on Sunday.
The Houston travels to Baltimore where the 2-0 Texans will try to win their third straight contest on the game’s last play against the 1-1 Ravens.
Denver is really clicking behind quarterback Peyton Manning but they will have their hands full with the Oakland Raiders’ tough defense which has a league-best nine sacks so far.
In the Monday night game, former first round pick Trent Richardson will make his debut with the Indianapolis Colts against the San Francisco 49ers.