Here’s The Star’s weekly game preview detailing the key players and matchups for the Kansas City Chiefs’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The game will air on Fox (Ch. 4 in Kansas City).
Coach: Doug Pederson (8-9) is in his second year on the job. Pederson, 49, took over for Chip Kelly after spending seven seasons as an assistant under Chiefs coach Andy Reid. A former NFL quarterback, Pederson brought Reid’s West Coast Offense with him to Philadelphia. There has been plenty of speculation about Pederson’s job security, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, though owner Jeffrey Lurie recently defended Pederson.
Offense: Frank Reich, 55, is in his second year as the Eagles’ offensive coordinator. The Eagles rank fifth in the NFL in passing offense (298 yards per game) and 24th in the NFL in rushing offense (58.0). The Eagles’ offense is similar to the Chiefs’ thanks to the seven years Pederson spent apprenticing under Reid. Pederson has an appetite for the deep ball,…
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