Winning Philadelphia return for Chiefs coach Reid

Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:51am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - Coach Andy Reid enjoyed a triumphant return to his old home as the Kansas City Chiefs beat a disappointing Philadelphia Eagles 26-16 on Thursday.

Reid received a warm pre-game reception from Philadelphia's fans, who remember the 14 years he spent as head coach of the Eagles before being fired at the end of last season.

The stadium, however, was quiet and half empty by the end as Reid's new team outplayed Philadelphia to remain unbeaten after three games of the NFL season.

The Eagles, on the other hand, fell to 1-2, losing at home for the eighth consecutive time, and the second time in less than a week.

"I appreciate the fans and the support they gave. I appreciated it when I was here. I appreciated it again today," Reid said.

"I enjoyed every minute here and I'm enjoying my time in Kansas City. Coming back, I didn't think much about it until the game was over. I'm not sure exactly how I feel other than we won the game."

Reid said that turnovers were the decisive factor in his team's victory as his defense forced four of those.

Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick made a couple of dynamic runs, including one for 61 yards, but the home team trailed all night.

Down 14 points with less than 13 minutes left, Philadelphia rallied when LeSean McCoy ran 41 yards for a touchdown.   Continued...

 
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid (R) argues a call with an official during their NFL football game with the Philadelphia Eagles in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, September 19, 2013. Kansas City won 26-16. REUTERS/Tom Mihalek