Week 3: Chiefs (3) at Eagles (13)

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  1. Winuvas

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    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 3: Chiefs (3) at Eagles (13)

    Chiefs fall to Eagles in Offensive Game

    By Adam Chiefsman
    Blogger, Kansas City Star

    The Kansas City Chiefs are taking offense to new heights. The only problem is that the heights are negative, not positive. The Chiefs fell 13-3 to the Philadelphia Eagles in Lincoln Financial Field earlier today in a defensive game marred by turnovers and bad offensive play.

    The first offensive play from scrimmage for the Chiefs was a huge positive, as Earnest Graham ran a sprint play to the right side of the field for 30 yards. That was the longest play from scrimmage the entire game. You read right, the longest play the ENTIRE game for the Chiefs. Matt Cassel was erratic, completing only 11 of 24 passes for 110 yards and 2 interceptions. Drops from Tiquan Underwood, a young promising wide receiver rookie from Rutgers, and Dominique Ziegler, the young wideout from Baylor signed in free agency, were costly, as Underwood's drop stopped a promising drive from continuing on a third down play, and Ziegler's in all practicality ended the game as it was tipped to free safety Quentin Demps to end the Chiefs' drive late. The Chiefs finished the game with only 172 yards of total offense.

    The Eagles controlled the clock from the beginning of the game, driving over four minutes to get an early touchdown from Reggie Bush to get up 7-0. Bush was electric at times, getting 71 yards on 15 carries. The Chiefs then came back down the field with a good long run and some short passes to get in close enough for a Ryan Succop field goal. After that, it was all Eagles, using their new offensive strategy of wildcat and two quarterbacks to dominate the young inexperienced defense of Kansas City. Two late field goals in the second quarter sent the Eagles to the locker room as 13-3 leaders.

    Michael Vick, star of the offseason, was erratic at quarterback, going 3 of 8 for 23 yards and 2 interceptions. Donovan McNabb was 8 of 10 for 125 yards. However, their defense was up to the task as well as their offensive line, bullying the Kansas City Chiefs all game long. The Eagles finished up with 264 yards of total offense on a very balanced scale of 122 rushing yards and 142 passing yards.

    Succop missed a long field goal to start the third quarter that would have cut the lead to 13-6, and that would be as close as the Chiefs would get to scoring again. A fourth quarter drive that Cassel was engineering beautifully with passes all around the field was thwarted by Ziegler's costly drop.

    "Credit to the Eagles, they did everything well today," Coach Winuvas said in his post game conference. "My hats off to Coach Vishal. He's got a good looking team in Philly. We have to go back to the drawing board for another tough opponent in the Giants."

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