KC Chiefs have nearly 150 years of experience from former Eagles players and coaches

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City's head coach is the highlight of this week's Chiefs-Eagles connections. There are a lot of other connections, too.

Andy Reid insists he's focused solely on Week 3 like any other game on the Kansas City Chiefs calendar, but it's hard to believe that the longtime Philadelphia Eagles coach hasn't been waiting on this match-up. Not only are the two teams paired up on Thursday night in primetime, but the focus will largely be on Reid facing his former team from all angles in the media. Despite what Reid says, this is more than just another game.

But there is more than just Reid landing in a familiar place when the Chiefs step onto Lincoln Financial Field. He brought dozens of former Eagles with him. In total, there are 24 staffers with 147 years combined experience who were with Reid in Philly that are now in KC. Here are 20 of those connections (looking for the rest), via the Chiefs PR staff.

• Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid held the title of Eagles head coach from 1999-2012 as well as serving as the executive vice president of football operations from 2001- 2012.

• Kansas City President Mark Donovan spent 2003-08 as Philadelphia's senior vice president of business operations.

• Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Doug Pederson spent time in Philadelphia as both a coach and as a player. Pederson held the position of quarterback (1999), offensive quality control coach (2009-10) and quarterbacks coach (2011-12).

• Chiefs Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin served Philadelphia first as an assistant strength and conditioning coach (2008-09) and later as head strength and conditioning coach (2010-12).

• Kansas City Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Travis Crittenden spent the 2012 season serving in the same capacity for the Eagles.

• Chiefs Pro and College Personnel Analyst Brett Veach held the titles of assistant to the head coach and regional scout from 2007-12 in Philadelphia.

• Kansas City Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder (1999-2012) spent 14 seasons as the Eagles athletic trainer.

• Chiefs Spread Game Analyst/Special Projects Coach Brad Childress served Philadelphia first as a quarterbacks coach (1999-2001) and later as offensive coordinator (2002-05).

• Kansas City Quality Control Coach Corey Matthaei held the titles of coaching assistant (2008-09) and assistant to the head coach (2010-12) while in Philadelphia.

• Chiefs Special Teams Coordinator Dave Toub (2001-03) spent time with the Eagles as assistant special teams/assistant defensive line coach.

• Kansas City Assistant Head Coach/Wide Receivers Coach David Culley served Philadelphia in the roles of wide receivers coach (1999-2010) and senior offensive assistant (2011-12).

• Chiefs Assistant Offensive Line Coach Eugene Chung was part of the Eagles in both a coaching and playing capacity. He was on the roster as an offensive lineman for the 2000 season and then listed as the assistant offensive line coach from 2010-12.

• Kansas City Quarterbacks Coach Matt Nagy spent time in Philadelphia as a coaches assistant (2010) and as an offensive quality control coach (2011-12).

• Chiefs Statistical Analysis Coordinator Mike Frazier served in the same capacity for the Eagles from 2003-12.

• Kansas City Tight Ends Coach Tom Melvin was part of Philadelphia's coaching staff as both an offensive assistant/quality control coach (1999-2001) and tight ends coach (2002-12).

• Chiefs Defensive Line Coach Tommy Brasher (1985, 1999-2005, 2012) served Philadelphia in the same role.

• Kansas City Running Backs Coach Eric Bieniemy was on Philadelphia's roster as a running back for the 1999 season.

• Chiefs Defensive Assistant/Secondary Coach Al Harris (1998-2002) spent time on the Eagles roster as a cornerback.

• Kansas City LB Akeem Jordan spent time as an Eagle from 2007-12.

• Chiefs S Quintin Demps was a member of the Philadelphia roster for the 2008-09 seasons.

• Kansas City WR Chad Hall played for Philadelphia from 2010-11.

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