Philadelphia Eagles vs Kansas City Chiefs odds

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

After upsetting the Patriots at Gillette Stadium 42-27, a result which seems to have incredibly convoluted effects on the Patriots' Super Bowl chances, the Chiefs enter their week two matchup against the Eagles with incredibly high expectations.

Fresh off a season-opening win against Washington, the Philadelphia Eagles are heading out west to play the Kansas City Chiefs.

With safety Eric Berry out for the season due to a ruptured achilles tendon, the Chiefs will have to rely on Daniel Sorenson to pick up the slack as the strong safety position.

The Chiefs had a masterful performance in their season opener against the Patriots. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill will also be another serious threat for the Eagles secondary this week after losing Ronald Darby for 4-6 weeks with an ankle injury. While he won't be out for the entire season like Berry, he will not be playing against the Chiefs, which is a very good sign for the Chiefs offense. They will be up against a deceptively mobile quarterback in Wentz, who just so happens to be operating behind arguably one of the best offensive lines in the league. Alex Smith completed 28 of 35 passes for 368 yards and four touchdowns. While running back LeGarrette Blount thrived with the Patriots, the Eagles lack a great every-down running back, whereas the Chiefs certainly do not. The Eagles mustered just 58 yards on the ground in this game.

Kareem Hunt was the top running back option for the Chiefs. And if the Eagles can not get a running game in order, the Chiefs should be capable of shutting that down, too, with a solid defensive line led by Allen Bailey, Bennie Logan and Chris Jones. You have to believe Kansas City will do what they can to make the Eagles successfully run the football.

All in all, the Chiefs have a right to be excited about their chances. Defensively, the Eagles are yielding 17.0 points and 264.0 total yards (200.0 in passing and 64.0 in rushing per game).

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