Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles Week 4 Predictions, Odds & Picks
- Chiefs lost two in a row, and that’s only happened to QB Pat Mahomes twice before
- Eagles second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts is still learning his offense
Chiefs vs Eagles Odds
Odds taken 29 Sep 2021 from DraftKings Sportsbook
|Kansas City Chiefs||-7 |
|Philadelphia Eagles||+7 |
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Chiefs vs Eagles Predictions and Picks
The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-2 and sit alone at the bottom of the AFC West, an unfamiliar sight to Chiefs fans, so now it is up to quarterback Patrick Mahomes with his star tight end Travis Kelce and speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill, two end zone specialists, to take on this Eagles’ top-10 defense and find another W.
The 1-2 Philadelphia Eagles looked lost for the last three-quarters of the Week 3 Monday Night Football game against a Dallas team that scored at will, the Eagles young quarterback Jalen Hurts still learning his offense, building connections with wide receivers Jalen Reagor, rookie receiver DeVonta Smith, and tight end Zach Ertz.
These two cross-conference rivals have played each other 8 prior times, with the Philadelphia Eagles winning 4 of those games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning the other 4 games.
Can the Chiefs Stop Their Two-Game Losing Streak?
The 1-2 Kansas City Chiefs have lost two in a row now and that’s only happened to their MVP quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, twice before, and both times he responded by kicking the next team’s football tush, beating the Raiders 35-3 in 2018 and the Broncos 30-6 the next season.
The primary reason for not winning right now is most likely their 30th ranked defense, a squad that in 2021 allows almost 32 points per game, which puts too much pressure on Mahomes and company to top that every week and in the competitive NFL that is not always possible.
It’s not easy to face the Eagles in front of their rabid fans, but the Chiefs must come out of the gate swinging and find someone besides Kelce and Hill to move the ball, with running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire being the obvious choice, the second-year RB averaging 4.3 yards per carry.
Can Eagles Young QB Jalen Hurts Recover from a Blowout Loss?
The Eagles (unlike the Week 3 Steelers) did not quit in the midst of their team meltdown, the 41-21 blowout to their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, emotionally killing those Philly fans watching as much as it hurt all the players.
But when you start a young quarterback under center, blowouts happen, and it is something that QB Jalen Hurts will most likely have to face again this season, so how he recovers in Week 4 will say a lot about how this former OSU superstar is adapting to being a professional.
So far in 2021, Hurts has completed about 66 percent of his passes so he throws accurately enough to get the job done, but it could take some time before the pro game slows down for him and by then it could be too late to save the season.
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Chiefs Key Player: (WR) Josh Gordon
This just in: troubled receiver Josh Gordon just announced on Twitter that he’s headed to Kansas City, the oft-suspended player signed to their practices squad, ready to give the NFL another try despite countless off-the-field issues.
Time to get to work. 🎯 @Chiefs 🙏🏾
— Flash (@JOSH_GORDONXII) September 27, 2021
The last time Gordon was on the field was in 2019 when he caught 27 balls for both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks and averaged 15.8 yards per reception, which seems pale when compared to his 2013 season when he led the league with 1,646 receiving yards.
Only trouble is Gordon is now thirty years old, which is getting old for a speedy receiver, and his demons are unpredictable as ever, so whether he can pull off this comeback and be useful to these Chiefs should be an exciting story to watch unfold.
Eagles Key Player: (RB) Miles Sanders
Aside from better protection, the one thing that could truly help the Eagles young quarterback Hurts is a solid run game that he can depend on along with a receiver he can check down to in emergencies.
Enter Miles Sanders, a talented running back now in his third NFL season (all with the Eagles) who can both run with and catch the football, a dual-threat that can bail Hurts out of trouble with a solid rushing attack and soft hands for the check down, one that HC Nick Sirianni failed to use on Week 3 MNF when Sanders had only 2 carries for 27 yards in that NFC East drubbing.
So far this season, Sanders has 38 touches for 227 total yards from scrimmage but with no touchdowns yet to his name, so if he wants his Eagles to have a chance against these Chiefs then he it would help if he can start finding the end zone on Sunday.
How to Watch Chiefs vs Eagles
|Chiefs vs Eagles Information|
|What||Kansas City Chiefs vs Philadelphia Eagles|
|Where||Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|When||Sunday, October 3, 2021; 1:00 PM ET|
|How to watch||CBS|
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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]