ESPN Staff Writer
- Tim McManus covers the Philadelphia Eagles for ESPN. He joined ESPN successful 2016 aft covering the Eagles for Philadelphia Magazine's Birds 24/7, a tract helium helped create, since 2010. You tin travel him connected Twitter @Tim_McManus.
ESPN Staff Writer
- Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
- Joined ESPN successful 2013
Nov 20, 2023, 11:23 PM ET
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles got their Super Bowl LVII revenge connected "Monday Night Football" with a 21-17 triumph implicit Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. It marked manager Andy Reid's archetypal nonaccomplishment to his erstwhile squad and halfway Jason Kelce's archetypal triumph implicit his brother, Travis Kelce.
A talking constituent for the Eagles starring into the Super Bowl rematch with the Chiefs, manager Nick Sirianni said, was that the Chiefs were "not giving america their ringing backmost if we bushed them this week." It was a mode to enactment a pin successful the inflated hype astir the game, and get the Eagles to look astatine it arsenic thing much than a imaginable gathering artifact for the 2023 season.
Still, this 1 had to consciousness beauteous sweet.
The Eagles escaped Arrowhead with a gritty 21-17 win. And portion it doesn't change what happed successful Super Bowl LVII, it does enactment Philadelphia successful large presumption arsenic it makes a propulsion for a instrumentality travel to the title game. The Eagles support the champion grounds successful shot (9-1) contempt tests from playoff-caliber teams similar the Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys and Chiefs successful caller weeks. The hoopla surrounding the Super Bowl rematch is down them, and the propulsion for the apical effect successful the NFC is on.
Eye-popping NextGen stat: Chiefs antiaircraft tackle Chris Jones was double-teamed connected 70% of his walk rushes and inactive generated 4 pressures and 2 sacks. Hurts was sacked by the Chiefs 5 times successful the archetypal half.
Troubling trend: Philadelphia came successful arsenic the No. 1 rushing defence successful the NFL (66.3 YPG) but got gashed for 121 yards successful the archetypal fractional alone. The Eagles had akin issues against the Chiefs successful Super Bowl LVII erstwhile Kansas City ran for 158 yards.
QB breakdown: Hurts was nether duress for the bulk of the archetypal fractional and managed conscionable 46 yards passing and an interception. He came up with immoderate clutch moments successful the 2nd half, however, astir notably connected a 41-yard dime down the close sideline to DeVonta Smith midway done the 4th quarter, mounting up Hurts' go-ahead touchdown run. Hurts finished 14-of-22 with 150 yards passing and rushed for 2 of the Eagles' touchdowns. -- Tim McManus
Next game: vs. Bills (4:25 p.m. ET, Nov. 26)
Marquez Valdes-Scantling drops imaginable Chiefs' go-ahead TD
Patrick Mahomes lofts 1 close to Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who can't travel up with it successful the extremity portion precocious successful the 4th.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs' deficiency of violative production, a nuisance aboriginal successful the play erstwhile they ran disconnected a six-game winning streak, is present a problem. A large problem.
The Chiefs were unopen retired successful the 2nd fractional for the 3rd consecutive crippled connected Monday nighttime arsenic they fell retired of the pb for the AFC's apical playoff effect with a 21-17 nonaccomplishment to the Eagles. The 7-3 Chiefs are a half-game down the Baltimore Ravens successful the contention for the AFC's lone first-round playoff bye.
The Chiefs led 17-7 astatine halftime but similar successful Week 8 against the Denver Broncos and Week 9 against the Dolphins failed to people successful the last 2 quarters.
QB Breakdown: Mahomes threw 2 touchdown passes but different it was different sluggish crippled for him and the passing game. Mahomes threw his lone interception successful the extremity portion erstwhile the Chiefs were successful tract extremity range. He finished 24-of-43 for 177 yards with a 71.6 rating.
Eye-popping Next Gen Stat: The Chiefs blitzed a antiaircraft backmost six times successful the archetypal half. Hurts connected those plays was 1-of-3 with an interception and 3 sacks.
Pivotal play: On second-and-10 with conscionable nether 2 minutes to go, Mahomes threw a walk to Marquez Valdes-Scantling that would person been the go-ahead score, but the shot went done the receiver's hands. Chiefs receiver person dropped 26 passes this season, the astir successful the NFL. -- Adam Teicher
Next game: astatine Raiders (4:25 p.m. ET, Nov. 26)