Elliott scores 5 days after signing with Eagles

Chiefs vs. Eagles Key takeaways from the first half

Chiefs vs. Eagles Key takeaways from the first half

America's new favorite team, the Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) gets to defend its newfound title against the suddenly formidable Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at home in one of the better games of the week.

STEELERS 26, VIKINGS 9: Ben Roethlisberger threw a pair of first-half touchdown passes, Le'Veon Bell ran for 87 yards and Pittsburgh kept Minnesota in check. "You have to find ways to make adjustments".

DT Fletcher Cox has five sacks and forced fumble in past five games vs. AFC. However, the Redskins let Carson Wentz just pick them a part through the air, and if Wentz had more time with Jeffery and Torrey Smith, the results would've been much worse for the Redskins defense.

Already a household name, Hunt rocked the home crowd as he scored on a 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter that gave the Chiefs a 13-10 lead.

The Eagles and Chiefs veered toward a tight finish Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium before quarterback Carson Wentz threw an unusual interception that altered the complexion of the contest and helped Kansas City escape with a 27-20 victory over the Birds. He hauled in seven passes for 133 yards and a touchdown in week 1 against the Patriots. The Cincinnati Bengals just fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese after their first two putrid games, and we suppose Payton could do the same with Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen.

When pressed about not using Blount, Pederson stressed it was a team effort and that "it's tough to always have to rely on the throw". But what is there to take away from the win and the still-perfect record?

Kareem Hunt didn't rush for 100 yards as he did in the season opener. Here are the week two Kansas City Chiefs keys to victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Another KC Connection on the visiting sideline will be RB Darren Sproles, who was a standout at Olathe North HS prior to excelling at K-State.

Last week's game against Washington had Philadelphia fans shaking their heads because of shaky play-calling by coach Pederson.

"You can't do that. We all got his back, on the line, because we've all been there", right guard Brandon Brooks said. "He's got to learn". "But he did come back with a good play".

Both offenses struggled much of the game, and for good reason.

The coaches go way back, as Pederson played for Reid in Green Bay and Philadelphia before joining his coaching staffs with the Eagles and Chiefs. That means they both knew what to expect.

"I'm new here, still continuing to learn, continue to get better and get familiarity with the offense and the team and go from there", Brissett said.

So what went wrong in the second half of a game the Eagles otherwise dominated statistically?

"I just think that if you play long enough you realize how quick things can change", Smith said in explaining his nonchalance. "I was sweating in it and it fell down and hit me in my eye, gave me a little stinger".

Kelce could stand to tone things down, earning a taunting penalty on Hunt's first TD, and the injury to C Mitch Morse is concerning. This week he attempted 46 passes, ran four times and was sacked six times.

Defensively, the Eagles also looked fine, only giving up one touchdown and a field goal the whole game.

In the first half against the Eagles, however, Hunt had just five carries for eight yards before heating up in the second half. Rookie kicker Jake Elliot missed a field goal at the end of the first half, allowing the Chiefs to hold a 6-3 lead at halftime. But the Chiefs have the early look of a strong contender after two weeks.

Smith wants to see his offense continue the execution it showed in New England.

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