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Chip Kelly's Boring, Conventional Eagles Offense - Mark Saltveit, BGN
Chip's innovative game one offense gave way to a much more conventional pass-first attack with 11 personnel and only 9 zone read plays against the Chargers. Is he turning into Marty Schottenheimer?
Start me up: The game plan for the KC Chiefs to beat the Philadelphia Eagles - RSH, Arrowhead Pride
Ryan Scott Hall previews Kansas City Chiefs Thursday night matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the strengths and weaknesses of each side, how the Chiefs should attack the Eagles on offense and defense, and a score prediction on the game.
Cheat Sheet: Eagles Offense Vs. Chiefs Defense - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
1. Two weeks into the Chip Kelly experiment, the Eagles boast the NFL’s leading rusher, leading receiver and third-best offense, according to Football Outsiders. And the truth is, the Birds have left plenty of points on the field. But the Chiefs figure to present a bigger challenge defensively than either the Chargers or the Redskins. Kansas City is No. 1 in overall defense, per Football Outsiders, and has allowed 18 points through two weeks. Sure, they got to face the Jaguars in Week 1, but Kansas City held the Cowboys to a touchdown and three field goals last week.
All-22: How the Eagles Are Freeing Up DeSean Jackson - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
In Week 1 against the Redskins, the Eagles relied on a run-heavy attack. But the Chargers came at them with a different tactic, moving a safety up and challenging the outside receivers with man coverage. That didn’t work too well as Jackson got loose deep time and again, piling up 193 yards on nine receptions. Once again, the way Kelly used Jackson showed some of the simple intricacies of this offense. Throughout the course of the game, they ran the same play four times and twice got Jackson open for big plays.
Scouting Chiefs-Eagles scouting report - Philly.com
The Eagles followed the opening week's victory, during which they rushed 49 times, with only 20 carries last week. It could have been categorized as a Reid-ian run-pass distribution, although it was dictated by the defense. The Chargers stacked the box to keep LeSean McCoy from running wild, prompting the Eagles to pass. Look for the Eagles to have a more balanced look on Thursday because it will be more difficult to test the Chiefs secondary than the Chargers'.
Podcast: The New and Old – EaglesFanCast 148
Moving into this week, the Kansas City Chiefs come knocking on the door of the Linc, with the big man himself, Andy Reid leading the way. No coach knows the Eagles better than Reid, but his biggest disadvantage is his replacement, Chip Kelly. Hopefully Reid will typically out-think himself, and make enough bad play calls and poor clock management to keep his Offense (and our Defense) off the field. This is a big game despite that, as it would feel much better going into Denver the following week 2-1 instead of 1-2.
How Far Did Rocky Go in His Training Run in ‘Rocky II’? - Dan McQaude, PhillyMag
Rocky wasn’t just a boxer. He was a marathoner.
Eagles vs Chiefs: Keys the the Game - Phil Thompson, FanSpeak
Too many times the Eagles have not finished drives so far this season. They are getting in the red zone but having to settle for field goals (or the fluke fumble from the Redskins game). That can come back to bite you, especially when you have some concerns on defense. If the Eagles had finished just one more red zone drive last week, they are 2-0 right now. Philly can't afford to leave any points on the field, so if they cross the 20 they need to make sure they end up in the end zone.
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