Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs

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Game Information
Location: Arrowhead Stadium Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 74,971

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs followed their offensive-minded upset of the New England Patriots by leaning on their stout, opportunistic defense to upend the Philadelphia Eagles.

Two wins. Two vastly different ways to achieve them.

"No two games area alike in this league," said Alex Smith, who threw for 251 yards and a touchdown in their 27-20 victory on Sunday. "You have to find ways to make adjustments."

Six sacks and two interceptions is a good place to start.

The Chiefs (2-0) simply outscored the Patriots in their season opener last week, but they needed three sacks and a pick from defensive tackle Chris Jones , solid play in a secondary missing star safety Eric Berry, and some big plays down the stretch to keep the Eagles (1-1) at bay.

Travis Kelce had eight catches for 103 yards and a somersaulting go-ahead touchdown grab with 6:25 left in the game. Rookie Kareem Hunt followed his record-setting debut by running for 81 yards and two scores, the second of them giving Kansas City a 27-13 lead and seemingly putting the game away.

But Carson Wentz hit Nelson Agholor for an answering score with 14 seconds left, and Trey Burton jumped on the onside kick a few seconds later to give the Eagles one last throw to the end zone.

The Chiefs' defense stood tall once more: Wentz unloaded from just inside the 50-yard line, but his pass bounced off the hands of a couple defenders and fell incomplete as time expired.

"The takeaway is you're right there, a team that lit the scoreboard up in Week 1 in New England,"' Eagles coach Doug Pederson said. "But we got to get the run game fixed. It's a team effort. However the game plays out, we try to find a way to win at the end and mistakes obviously cost us today."

Wentz finished with 333 yards and two touchdowns passing, despite facing relentless pressure all afternoon. The spunky quarterback also led the Eagles with 55 yards rushing.

"He's going to be one of the great ones in the league," Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston said. "He's very mobile, very calm in the pocket. It's tough to rush a guy like that that's real mobile in the pocket, that can spin moves and get out, get out of trouble."

The Chiefs led 6-3 at halftime, and it was still 13-13 in the fourth quarter when Wentz threw a pass that bounced off Houston and into the arms of Chris Jones. The pick gave Kansas City the ball deep in Eagles territory, and Kelce hurdled into the end zone five plays later.

It was sweet atonement for the talented but troublemaking tight end, who earlier in the half got an earful from coach Andy Reid when he picked up a 15-yard penalty for taunting.

"You can't do that. Got to be smarter," Reid said when faced with three questions about Kelce's antics. "He's got to learn. He did come back with a good play."

INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE: Both offenses struggled much of the game, and for good reason. Pederson was Reid's offensive coordinator in Kansas City for several years, and the two coaches run similar versions of the West Coast offense. That means they both knew what to expect. "We got a feel for what they were doing and our front seven got after them," Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen said.

JONES-ING: Jones had his big game despite leaving briefly in the second half and getting his eye checked. "The crown on my helmet hit me in my eye," the Chiefs' gregarious defensive tackle said. "I was sweating in it and it fell down and hit me in my eye, gave me a little stinger."

GETTING COMFY: After struggling last week against Washington, Alshon Jeffery appeared to get on the same page with Wentz at Arrowhead Stadium. He finished with seven catches for 92 yards and a score.

SACK ATTACK: Philadelphia had four sacks for the second straight game. Fletcher Cox had one to give him 30 1/2 for his career, the fourth most by an Eagles interior defensive lineman.

ERTZ-WHILE: Eagles tight end Zach Ertz had five catches for 97 yards, including a 53-yard catch late in the first half that ricocheted off the Chiefs' Terrance Mitchell. That play appeared to have set up a chip-shot field goal, but Jake Elliott's attempt missed as the half expired .

CLIPPED WINGS: The Eagles' ailing secondary lost two more players when starting safety Rodney McLeod and backup cornerback Jaylen Watkins left with hamstring injuries in the first half. Philadelphia was already without starting cornerback Ronald Darby because of a dislocated ankle.

MORE INJURIES: Chiefs center Mitch Morse left late in the game with a sprained foot. "Center in this offense makes a ton of calls," Smith said. "It's a big adjustment when he goes out."

NAMING RIGHTS: The Chiefs renamed the TV booths at Arrowhead Stadium in honor of Len Dawson, their Hall of Fame quarterback and broadcaster. He is retiring from doing radio analysis after the season.

UP NEXT

Eagles: home opener vs. Giants.

Chiefs: at Los Angeles Chargers.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Chiefs
11:22 Cairo Santos 34 yd FG 0 3
04:28 Jake Elliott 34 yd FG 3 3

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Chiefs
00:17 Cairo Santos 39 yd FG 3 6

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Chiefs
04:08 Alshon Jeffery 16 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 10 6
01:20 Kareem Hunt 53 yd run (Cairo Santos kick) 10 13

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Eagles Chiefs
11:57 Jake Elliott 40 yd FG 13 13
06:25 Travis Kelce 15 yd pass from Alex Smith (Cairo Santos kick) 13 20
02:14 Kareem Hunt 2 yd run (Cairo Santos kick) 13 27
00:08 Nelson Agholor 9 yd pass from Carson Wentz (Jake Elliott kick) 20 27

Team Stats
  Philadelphia Kansas City
1st Downs 27 16
Total Yards 406 344
Passing 299 232
Passing Completions/Attempts 25-46 21-28
Yards/Pass 5.8 7.3
Rushing 107 112
Rushing Attempts 17 19
Yards/Rush 6.3 5.9
Turnovers 2 0
Fumbles Lost 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Possession 30:49 29:11

Philadelphia Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Carson Wentz 25 46 333 7.2 2 1

Kansas City Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Alex Smith 21 28 251 9.0 1 0

Philadelphia Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Carson Wentz 4 55 13.8 0 24
Darren Sproles 10 48 4.8 0 12
Wendell Smallwood 3 4 1.3 0 8

Kansas City Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Kareem Hunt 13 81 6.2 2 53
Alex Smith 4 21 5.2 0 12
Tyreek Hill 1 6 6.0 0 6
Albert Wilson 1 4 4.0 0 4

Philadelphia Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Zach Ertz 5 97 19.4 0 53
Alshon Jeffery 7 92 13.1 1 18
Torrey Smith 4 66 16.5 0 24
Mack Hollins 3 32 10.7 0 13
Darren Sproles 2 30 15.0 0 16
Trey Burton 1 10 10.0 0 10
Nelson Agholor 1 9 9.0 1 9
LeGarrette Blount 1 0 0.0 0 0
Wendell Smallwood 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3

Kansas City Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Travis Kelce 8 103 12.9 1 44
Chris Conley 4 55 13.8 0 35
Tyreek Hill 4 43 10.8 0 18
Kareem Hunt 3 28 9.3 0 16
Albert Wilson 2 22 11.0 0 12
Ross Travis 0 0 0.0 0

Philadelphia Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Vinny Curry 4 0 0 0
Rasul Douglas 4 0 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 4 0 0 0
Nigel Bradham 3 1 0 0
Corey Graham 3 1 0 0
Mychal Kendricks 2 0 1 5
Fletcher Cox 2 0 1 3
Brandon Graham 2 2 0.5 3
Timmy Jernigan 2 2 0.5 3
Jalen Mills 2 0 0 0
Patrick Robinson 2 0 0 0
Chris Long 1 0 1 5
Beau Allen 1 0 0 0
Derek Barnett 1 0 0 0
Jordan Hicks 1 2 0 0
Rodney McLeod 1 1 0 0
Jaylen Watkins 1 1 0 0
Brandon Brooks 0 0 0 0
Mack Hollins 0 0 0 0
Chris Maragos 0 0 0 0
Dexter McDougle 0 0 0 0
Darren Sproles 0 0 0 0

Kansas City Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Eric Murray 6 0 0 0
Daniel Sorensen 6 0 0 0
Justin Houston 5 0 1 3
Chris Jones 4 0 3 13
Terrance Mitchell 4 0 0 0
Marcus Peters 4 0 0 0
Ramik Wilson 4 0 0 0
Phillip Gaines 3 0 0 0
Dee Ford 2 0 1 9
Derrick Johnson 2 0 0 0
Rakeem Nunez-Roches 2 0 0 0
Bennie Logan 1 1 1 9
Allen Bailey 1 1 0 0
Ron Parker 1 0 0 0
Roy Miller III 0 0 0 0
James Winchester 0 0 0 0
Frank Zombo 0 0 0 0

Philadelphia Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Kansas City Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
Chris Jones 1 -3 0

Philadelphia Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Wendell Smallwood 2 55 27.5 0 28
Trey Burton 0.0

Kansas City Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
De'Anthony Thomas 2 49 24.5 0 25
Akeem Hunt 1 40 40.0 0 40

Philadelphia Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Darren Sproles 1 10 10.0 0 10

Kansas City Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tyreek Hill 1 8 8.0 0 8

Philadelphia Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Jake Elliott 2 3 67.0 40

Kansas City Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Cairo Santos 2 2 100.0 39

Philadelphia Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Donnie Jones 4 169 49

Kansas City Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Dustin Colquitt 5 227 60