CHIEFS (2-0) AT EAGLES (1-1)
Time: 8:25 p.m.
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Line: Eagles by 3; O/U: 50.5
TV: NFL Network
I have to echo a sentiment that has been circulating around the Eagles' locker room this week: it sure is weird seeing former coach Andy Reid wearing the red of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid spent 14 seasons in Philly and was fired after last season's 4-12 fiasco. The Eagles' all-time winningest coach was asked this week what's the biggest difference between KC and Philly?
"Barbecue," Reid said, "instead of cheesesteaks."
Gotta love big-boned humor!
Reid brought his West Coast offense to the Midwest as the Chiefs are 2-0 and have the NFL's No. 3-ranked defense. The Chiefs' 'D' will be challenged on a short week with a road trip against Philly's new-look offense.
Last season, these were two of the worst teams against the spread (ATS). KC was tied with Oakland for 31st at 5-11 ATS, while Philly was dead last (3-12-1 ATS).
The Iggles have dropped seven straight games (and covers) at the Linc, and are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games (one of the reasons Reid got the boot).
I think Reid will get generous applause at the beginning of the evening, but will have Philly's infamous Boo Birds angry after a second straight Eagles home loss.
The pick: Chiefs