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Look for Andy Reid, Chiefs to hand Eagles second loss in a row

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid directs his

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid directs his team during the first half against the Dallas Cowboys. (Sept. 15, 2013) Photo Credit: AP

CHIEFS (2-0) AT EAGLES (1-1)

Time: 8:25 p.m.

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

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