Unfortunately, the result did not get better with age.
Forget the salt a returning Andy Reid dumped into the wound, coaching his new team to victory over the franchise that fired him after 14 years of service. Chip Kelly’s Birds have enough of their own problems to sort out coming off back-to-back losses to drop the club’s record to 1-2.
It’s way too early for panic and nobody ever claimed there weren’t going to be some growing pains, but, needless to say, Kelly’s team has plenty of room for improvement.
This latest loss was much different from the last, though, as the defense mostly held up its end of the bargain while it was Chip’s offense that dropped the ball. Philadelphia committed five turnovers over the course of 60 minutes, while defensive coordinator Bill Davis’ unit held Kansas City out of the end zone until the fourth quarter.
It should be noted that, despite the five giveaways, it took the Chiefs until late in the fourth quarter to put the Birds away. San Diego won in Week 2 on a last-minute field goal.
So while there is work left to do, keep in mind that the Eagles are at least competing.
Here is how each unit fared against the Chiefs.