There are quite a few connections between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles. Probably the most notable is that the Kansas City Chiefs new COO Mark Donovan worked with the Eagles from '03-'08.
Here are a few of the connections in the front office and the players.
- New Chiefs COO Mark Donovan was Eagles Senior VP of Business Operations the last six years
- Chiefs OL coach Bill Muir was with the Eagles from '92-'94
- Chiefs Director of Pro Personnel Ray Farmer was an Eagles LB '96-'99
- Chiefs head athletic trainer Dave Prive was an asst. trainer with the Eagles from '86-'95 and is from Pennsylvania
- Eagles head coach Andy Reid coached at Missouri '89-'91
- Chiefs PR director Bob Moore previously worked for the Philadelphia Stars (USFL)
- Chiefs OLB Andy Studebaker was a sixth round pick for the Eagles in '08
- Eagles DE Jason Babin and CB Dmitri Patterson played for the Chiefs
- Chiefs WR Bobby Engram, LB Tamba Hali and RB Larry Johnson played at Penn State
- Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson's brother, Dwight, played for the Eagles '00
- Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin played at Missouri
- Eagles DE Darren Howard played at Kansas State
- Eagles WR DeSean Jackson's brother, Byron Jackson, was on the Chiefs practice squad '92
- Chiefs FB Mike Cox played high school football in Pennsylvania
The Chiefs last played in Philadelphia in a 24-21 victory. The two teams have played five times, with the Chiefs winning twice. This will be only their second game in Philadelphia.