Not only was it a heartbreaking defeat, as it came at the hands of former coach Andy Reid, but it dropped the Eagles to 1-2.
Chip Kelly's offense stalled, scoring just 16 points. The Eagles turned the ball over five times, looking very much like the 2012 squad that finished near the middle of the pack in yards but 29th in points scored. The key was the Chiefs ability to take DeSean Jackson out of the game, and this forced Michael Vick to throw seven times in the direction of Riley Cooper, who, as a No. 2 receiver goes, is subpar.
Beating the Denver Broncos would put Philadelphia right back on track, but the Broncos are playing the best football of any team in the league right now. The Denver offense is nearly unstoppable, which doesn't bode well for the Eagles' shaky defense.
Having to match the Broncos' potent aerial attack means that Vick & Co. will have to be on their games. Fortunately, they get a Broncos team without Von Miller (suspension) and likely not have Champ Bailey either.
Here is a stat projection for the Eagles' offense. I expect the Eagles to put up a good fight, even taking a 17-14 lead before falling to the Broncos by a 42-30 score.