NFL Game Capsules - Week 3

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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - On Thursday, the time was his. The Philadelphia Eagles introduced Andy Reid onto the field prior to the game and the fans, who've had a love-hate relationship with him during his 14-year stay, showed some Brotherly Love and gave him a standing ovation. Then Reid's Kansas City Chiefs went out and surpassed their 2012 win total as they forced five turnovers in their 26-16 triumph over the Eagles. Kansas City (3-0) is the fifth team in NFL history to win its first three games after dropping 14 the prior season. The Eagles hired a relatively unknown Reid, who was never an offensive coordinator in the NFL, on Jan. 11, 1999 after he spent seven seasons under Mike Holmgren's watch with the Green Bay Packers. At the time Reid, who was 41 years old, was the second youngest coach in the NFL. Only Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders was younger. Big Red proceeded to become the team's winningest coach. He led the Birds to a 130-93-1 regular-season mark, six NFC East titles, five NFC Championship Game appearances and one Super Bowl appearance. Reid, though, went just 12-20 over his final two seasons in Philly and the Eagles decided to part ways with their longtime coach on Dec. 31. Justin Houston tallied 4 1/2 of the Chiefs' six sacks and Eric Berry had a 38-yard interception return for a touchdown for Kansas City, which has not turned the ball over this season after leading the NFL with a minus-24 turnover ratio in 2012. Jamaal Charles carried the ball 20 times for 92 yards and a touchdown and added seven receptions for 80 yards. Donnie Avery hauled in seven receptions for 141 yards and Alex Smith completed 22-of-35 passes for 273 yards in the victory. LeSean McCoy ran for 158 yards and a score on 20 carries for Philadelphia (1-2), which dropped its second straight after winning its opener in Washington against the Redskins. Michael Vick was 13-of-30 passing for 201 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, while tallying 95 yards rushing in defeat. The Eagles have dropped eight consecutive tilts at Lincoln Financial Field.

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