Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles now have two games under their belt. As the team prepares for their third game of the season, they are about to make history as well as see the return of their former head coach.
The thought crossing your mind probably is "what have the Eagles done to make history this season?" The answer is that they are about to play their third game of the season in 11 days. Some may ask why this is history making. The reason is because it has never been done before at the start of an NFL season.
What makes this really interesting is the fact that the Eagles have a new head coach that is trying to get the team to run a new offensive system. Playing three games in 11 days takes away the necessary practice times the team needs to run things smoothly. However, the Eagles offense seems to be playing well considering they have put up 63 points in two games. DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy are also first overall in total yards for their respective positions.
Though the Eagles are about to play their third game in 11 days, their Thursday night opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, are about to play their third game in 12 days. However, the Chiefs have it worse than the Eagles in preparation time for the game. With the game being played in Philadelphia, the Eagles don't have to waste precious preparation time to travel. The Chiefs do.
The game against the Chiefs also marks the return of former head coach and current Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. It still feels weird to watch an Eagles game and not see Reid standing on the sideline. Seeing him walk on the opposing teams sideline is going to make it even more weird.
Even though Reid and the Eagles fans clashed at times, he still was one of the better coaches the team has had. In 14 years, Reid coached the Eagles to one Super Bowl and nine playoffs appearances, with five of those appearances lasting until the NFC Championship game. In addition to that, Reid ended his time in Philly with 130 regular season wins and six NFC titles. It was an ugly end to Reid's tenure in Philly when the team went 8-8 and 4-12 in his last two seasons.
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