Finally, we have Eagles football again. We haven’t seen them play since the Cowboys game over two weeks ago. The Eagles went from that game into the bye week. Then we had to wait until Monday night for the week 11 game. But thankfully we get awarded for our patience, with an exciting Super Bowl rematch against the Chiefs on the docket for tonight.
The Chiefs, like the Eagles, are right back at the top of the NFL coming off the Super Bowl. While the Eagles are the only 1 loss team left in the league, the Chiefs are one of two 2 loss teams left in the league, and the only one in the AFC. But they are a bit of a different team this year. Last year’s Chiefs team got their wins by just piling up points on their opponent. This team is far more reliant on the defense. Their offense is still good. But they are playing way below the standard we are used to from the Chiefs in the Patrick Mahomes era. The loss of Tyreek Hill two seasons ago is finally being felt. No one is giving them much production out of the WR spot.
The Eagles feel different too though. Their offense is still near the top of the league. But injuries, and aging starters, have led to a very leaky secondary. They hope the return of Bradley Roby, on top of Kevin Byard just having more time to adjust to the Eagles scheme, will change things. But to this point, most teams, besides the Rams and the Dolphins, have put up big passing numbers against this secondary.