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Chiefs lose to Patriots, which means Eagles can now officially hire Doug Pederson

Time to get excited.

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The Kansas City Chiefs were defeated by the New England Patriots in the divisional round of the 2016 NFL playoffs by a final score of 27 to 20. The Chiefs offense struggled for most of the game but came on late. Ultimately, it wasn't enough. Andy Reid's poor clock management at the end of the game (where have I seen that before?!) sure didn't help matters.

Now that the Chiefs' season is over, the Philadelphia Eagles are free to officially hire Doug Pederson as their head coach. This is good news for Philadelphia because it'll allow them to move forward in assembling a coaching staff. Pederson's introductory press conference will likely take place at the NovaCare Complex this week. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer offers more insight on the timeline:

It's no secret that Eagles fans aren't very excited about the Pederson hire. Most of them don't approve:

Like him or not, he's the guy.

Here's some more reading on the new Eagles coach:

Eagles coaching candidate profile: Doug Pederson

Eagles hiring Doug Pederson might work out, but the coaching search was so flawed

Does the Doug Pederson hire prove the Eagles regret firing Andy Reid?

Thoughts on new Eagles head coach Doug Pederson

Chiefs writer weighs in on the Eagles' hiring of Doug Pederson

NFL insider says Eagles are keeping sports science around under Doug Pederson

ESPN ranks Doug Pederson as the NFL's worst coaching hire

What Doug Pederson's hire means for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback position

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