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Chiefs writer gives 3 reasons why the Eagles could upset Kansas City | Bleeding Green Nation

Today, we're back with three reasons why each team might lose. This format forces us to consider each own team's weaknesses, rather than just think of why each team is awesome.

So here are three reasons why the Chiefs could lose, as written by AP’s Pete Sweeney. Stay tuned to Arrowhead Pride to see why I think the Eagles could lose.

Behind Enemy Lines: How Will Chiefs Account For Loss Of Eric Berry? |

"He plays with the toughness required of the position and the emotion that sometimes costs him. Twice last season, he punted a ball into the stands after an interception and got penalized once for it. The loss of Eric Berry will be a test for Peters. Berry is a guiding force not only for the team and defense but for Peters as well.

"For the first time, Peters will be the leader in the defensive backfield. We’re interested here in how he handles the responsibility."

In the search for the perfect QB, Andy Reid and Doug Pederson look in the same places for the same things | Mike Sielski

“I wanted to make sure we had [a quarterback] who fit into what we like to do,” Reid said, “and Alex did.”

He fit in a lot of ways, but not every way, maybe not even in the way Reid values most. It’s worth noting that the Chiefs traded up in the first round this year to get Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes: mobile, intelligent, with devil-may-care instincts and an arm that was considered the strongest of any quarterback’s in the draft. Sounds familiar.

9 things that have to happen for the Eagles to beat the Kansas City Chiefs |

Although Hill can fly, it was a clear miscommunication between Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore and safety Devin McCourty is the reason he scores -- not his speed or his ability to win one-on-one matchups.

For as fast Hill is, this is his first year in the NFL playing receiver. For the Eagles, winning at the line of scrimmage and knowing their assignments should be enough to slow down Hill and the Chiefs other speedy receivers.

Red Friday: Kansas City transforms into Chiefs Kingdom ahead of home opener 41 Action News

Beginning at 6 a.m., fans can purchase their own commemorative Chiefs flags from McDonald’s locations in the Kansas City metro area. The flags are available for a suggested donation of $5. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald Charities of Kansas City. The organization provides housing to families near hospitals while relatives receive medical care.

Photo Gallery: Red Friday Week |

Kansas City participating in Red Friday Week before the home opener at Arrowhead Stadium

Eagles' Doug Pederson reveals why Chiefs' Andy Reid is so good with extra time to prepare |

"He's a guy that spends the time," Pederson said prior to Wednesday's practice at the NovaCare Complex, when asked why Reid is so successful with extra time to prepare for a game. "If you want to be successful in this business, you have to spend time. You have to spend time. You have to spend time watching tape. You have to spend time with the players. There's no shortcut around that. That's what he does.

"Those are the things that he instilled in me, watching him. If you want things done right, then you have to spend the time and put in that extra time to be that disciplined."

Pederson aside, Reid’s Chiefs is largely intact | The Kansas City Star

The Chiefs created room on the practice squad for former Mizzou defensive lineman Rickey Hatley by placing offensive lineman Joseph Cheek on injured reserve.

The club also worked out three free-agent defensive backs on Tuesday, including cornerback/safety Alex Carter, cornerback Josh Thornton and safety Aaron Williams.

Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt seems able to handle any situation | ESPN

In high school, Hunt pulled a hamstring in a running event at a track and field meet. But with a berth in the state meet on the line, Hunt pulled himself together in the high jump and cleared 6 feet, 5 inches with room to spare to qualify for states.

At Toledo, his first carry as a freshman wasn’t a fumble but was almost as ominous. He was stopped for no gain. Before he was finished at Toledo, he would be the school’s all-time leading rusher.

Eagles vs. Chiefs NFL Week 2 Preview: Scouting report and key matchups to watch | Bleeding Green Nation

The Chiefs had a fantastic game against the New England Patriots but it is getting blown way out of proportion.

The Chiefs' offense has a lot diversity in the running game and it really complements Travis Kelce

The tempo of Kansas City is short plays for big yards. Alex Smith threw for the most yards of his career last season 3,502.

Mentor vs. pupil: Andy Reid coaching against Doug Pederson | ESPN

"There's a clear connection there," said Eagles center Jason Kelce, who played for Reid in the first couple of seasons of his career. "Obviously the way we schedule things, to a lot of the things we do from an organization standpoint to a scheduling standpoint, they're very, very similar in that respect. Personality-wise they both bring their own little nuance to it but you can tell that Doug had a major influence from Andy Reid."

Chiefs parking, tailgating rules and regulations | The Kansas City Star

This is where a bit of planning would do you some good. If you purchase a single-game basic (red) parking pass in advance, it’s $35. But if you wait until Sunday and pay at the gate, it will cost you $60 cash.

Depth in Chiefs' secondary tested without Steven Nelson, Eric Berry | ESPN

Murray is more of an unknown, having played mostly on special teams since joining the Chiefs as a fourth-round draft pick last year. He played mostly at cornerback in college at Minnesota.

“He had a great camp and preseason, played really well," Sutton said. “I think he’s very confident in himself and the system. He made the transition from corner to safety a year ago and I give him a lot of credit because he attacked the position, demanded a lot out of himself. His practice habits are outstanding and I think that’s why he’s been able to make this jump that I think we’ll all see when he gets out there and plays."

Film review: The Patriots' big-play issues against the Kansas City Chiefs | Pats Pulpit

Overall, New England's defense gave up three plays of 50+ yards. For comparison, in all of 2016, the unit surrendered only two plays that gained more than 50 yards. Two of those long plays led to scores of 75 and 78 yards apiece. Let's take a closer look at the film to find out what went wrong for Matt Patricia's defense and those particular two scoring plays and how the Patriots could potentially turn the corner moving forward.

Chiefs went off script to get ball to Kareem Hunt after his fumble | ESPN

The move to go back to Hunt was intentional on the part of the Chiefs. Reid scripts the first several plays of every game but went off the script to call Hunt’s second carry.

"Coach has been in this for a long time," offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said. "Coach made a great call in getting him the ball next to get the guy’s confidence back, and that’s exactly what happened."

Chiefs Understand Challenge They Face in the Eagles’ Fletcher Cox |

“They move [Cox] all around, but that front is good,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid explained Wednesday afternoon. “That’s really a big strength of their defense is the front four and those linebackers. They put a lot of pressure on the quarterback and they’ve done it now for a couple years.

“I think they feel comfort in the things they do up front, and it starts with 91 [Cox]. He’s a good football player.”

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