The Kansas City Chiefs are just hours away from hitting the field. Here is their Week 3 schedule as they get ready to defend their unbeaten record and back their coach up in a very emotional meeting. Here is the TV schedule info with channel, game time and opponent for Week 3.
Game TIme: 8:25 p.m. ET
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TV-Channel: NFL Network
Opponents: Philadelphia Eagles
Andy Reid will be back in Philly, but he will be wearing the visitor's red and white, rather than the green and black he was so familiar wearing. The Eagles are a completely different team, under a completely different coach and we have noticed the difference. However, before getting to the Eagles' new look team, the Chiefs are the team to focus on tonight.
Jamaal Charles has a smarter quarterback handing him the ball and the Chiefs receivers can get better looks with Alex Smith behind center. The running game has driven the offense as Charles has the Chiefs eighth in the NFL as the team has averaged over 115 yards per game. The passing game appears to be the one part of the Chiefs; offense that will need more improvement because the defense has it going.
Coming into Thursday Night Football's Week 3 meeting, the Chiefs are one of the top defenses in the league. It's not the San Francisco 49ers or Pittsburgh Steelers No. 2 in points allowed and rushing yards allowed. Opponents are only averaging nine points and 54 rushing yards per game. That toughness will be challenged today as the Eagles are one of the best rushing teams in the league.
The new look Eagles offense will be tough to contain as the first two weeks of the NFL have proven. The Eagles are averaging almost 182 yards per game on the ground and they are lighting up the scoreboard, averaging 31.5 points per game, third in the NFL. Their passing game is 11th in the league as the Eagles have averaged 295 yards over the air.
It's a balanced attack the Chiefs have yet to truly witness and meet through the first two games of the year. Is their defense the real deal? Their offense will truly have opportunities in this game. If the Chiefs win, it will need the offense to step up.