Eagles vs. Chiefs 2013: Game time, TV schedule, online streaming and more

Brian Bahr

The Eagles (1-1) take on the undefeated Chiefs (2-0) in a Thursday Night Football battle.

Thursday is the night Eagles fans have been waiting for since the schedule-makers released the dates and times for this season's matchups. Former Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid will return to his coaching stomping grounds of the last 14 years and will witness his former quarterback, Donovan McNabb, have his number retired in front of the fans at Lincoln Financial Field. Oh, and there is also a football game on Thursday night.

The Eagles enter Week 3 at 1-1, tied for the division lead and with the ability to pull away from the Giants and Redskins with a win against the visiting Chiefs. Kansas City is at 2-0 with optimism surrounding their new regime, which just so happen to be led by Reid. The Eagles' defense will be in for major tests against running back Jamaal Charles and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, while the offense will deal with pass rushers like Justin Houston and Tamba Hali along with cornerbacks Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers.

For the Eagles to win this game, the offense needs to spread the field and make the Chiefs' secondary work, so that LeSean McCoy can have easy access to holes. On defense, the Eagles just need to competent. This will likely be a high-scoring game, so Philadelphia needs to pressure quarterback Alex Smith and get the ball out his hands.

When and Where to Watch

8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network & 6ABC

Streaming

NFL Rewind

Sirius 86|SportsRadio 94WIP - 94.1 FM & 610 AM

History Lesson

The Philadelphia Eagles lead the all-time series against the Chiefs with a record of 4-2. The Eagles have won the last three meetings, with Andy Reid coaching for all three wins. The last loss to the Chiefs was in 1998, before Reid took over as head coach.

The last game game between the Chiefs and Eagles was on September 27, 2009. The Eagles won at home 34-14. Kevin Kolb was the starting quarterback and was 24-of-34 for 327 yards and two passing touchdowns. He also added another score on the ground. DeSean Jackson had 149 receiving yards and a touchdown in the game. LeSean McCoy added 84 rushing yards and a touchdown of his own.

Opponents View

Check out Arrowhead Pride for the Chiefs' perspective on tonight's game.

Fun Facts

  • As a Packers assistant from 1992-1998, Andy Reid was 3-3 against the Eagles (Packers played the Eagles in every season but 1995)
  • Reid had a 130-93-1 record as the Eagles head coach and is 2-0 with the Chiefs.
  • Reid was 0-4 to start his Eagles' tenure, while he is 2-0 to start his Chiefs reign.
  • Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce and Eagles' center Jason Kelce are brothers. Jason is the older, hairier brother. Travis is a rookie and went to Cincinnati like his brother.
  • If WR Desean Jackson eclipses 150 receiving yards against the Chiefs, that will be his sixth time doing so. That would be put him in front of Tommy McDonald for the most in franchise history.
  • RB LeSean McCoy scored his first-career rushing touchdown against the Chiefs in their last meeting in 2009.
  • DE Trent Cole is the only Eagle to play the Chiefs more than once as a member of their current team.
  • Chiefs' QB Alex Smith is 1-3 against the Eagles as a starter and 1-4 in games he has played against Philadelphia. The first pass of his NFL career was against the Eagles in Week 2 of the 2005 season.
  • QB Michael Vick is 1-1 against Andy Reid-coached teams in the regular season. He is 1-2 if you include the playoffs.
  • WR DeSean Jackson currently leads the NFL with 297 receiving yards.
  • RB LeSean McCoy currently leads the NFL with 237 rushing yards.
  • Chiefs' LB Justin Houston has 3 sacks and NT Dontari Poe has 3.5 sacks.

Former Eagles on the Other Sideline

Players:

WR Chad Hall (2010-2011)
LB Akeem Jordan (2007-2012)
S Quintin Demps (2008-2009)

Coaches:

HC Andy Reid (1999-2012)
OC Doug Pederson (2009-2010 as coach, 1999 as player)
WRs David Culley (1999-2012)
ST Dave Toub (2001-2003)
RBs Eric Bieniemy (1999 as a player)
DL Tommy Brasher (three separate times; latest 2012)
Brad Childress (1999-2005)
DBs Al Harris (player as 1998-2002)
TEs Tom Melvin (1999-2012)
QBs Matt Nagy (2008-2012)

Follow Bleeding Green Nation for updates throughout tonight's game. We will have your updates on injuries, scores and more. You can follow Brandon Lee Gowton on Twitter at@BrandonGowton and Mike Kaye at @mike_e_kaye.

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