Thanks to the NFL schedulers, the Chiefs have a short week and their coach Andy Reid has a potentially emotional one.
Reid is heading back to Philadelphia to face an Eagles team he coached for 14 years before being relieved of duty after the end of last season. Reid has had nothing but positive things to say about the organization since joining the Chiefs, but running back Jamaal Charles still thinks that there will be a little extra motivation to winning this game. He wants to do just that for his coach in what he calls a “very important week.”
“It means a lot, so I hope we go out there and play for our coach,” Charles said, via Ed Werder of ESPN. “You know what I’m saying? I know he has a lot of love for his Eagles, he worked there a lot of years and he probably wishes he was still coaching there.”
The Eagles offense should present a good test for the Chiefs defense, which has allowed just one touchdown in the two season-opening wins. If they are up to the task and the tempo, Reid will be in good position to win his first game in Philadelphia since the fourth week of the 2012 season,