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Andy Reid gets standing ovation in return to Philadelphia, then…

Andy Reid gets standing ovation in return to Philadelphia, then coaches Chiefs to 3-0

yahoo.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Sep 19, 2013
Andy Reid got a standing ovation from the Philadelphia crowd before Thursday night's game. Reid will get a few cheers in Kansas City, as well.Reid had a heck of a night in his return to Philadelphia, where he spent 14 mostly successful seasons as head c…
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  • Chiefs show poise and patience in getting big win for Big Red

    Chiefs show poise and patience in getting big win for Big Red

    The Kansas City Chiefs already have won more games than they did in 2013. And the third win of the season arguably was one of the biggest for the franchise in years. It came as the Chiefs went to Philadelphia with 14-year Eagles coach Andy Reid and beat…
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  • Vick exits late with an injury

    Vick exits late with an injury

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    With the Eagles trailing by 10 and less than two minutes on the clock, the home team has tried to mount an unlikely comeback against the Chiefs. The result could be something that many deemed to be likely, if not inevitable: An injury to quarterback Mik…
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  • McCoy avoids injury, returns to game, breaks a 30-yard run

    McCoy avoids injury, returns to game, breaks a 30-yard run

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    It didn’t look good for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Now it looks great for McCoy and the Eagles. After being taken to the locker room for X-rays on his lower left leg, McCoy has returned to Thursday night’s game between the Chiefs and Eagles at Li…
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  • Chargers may be without Fluker on Sunday

    Chargers may be without Fluker on Sunday

    The San Diego Chargers' offensive line has been a pleasant surprise during the first two weeks of the season. The new-look unit has given Philip Rivers the necessary time to be a dominant quarterback again. One of the reasons for San Diego’s success on …
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  • QB Matt Flynn getting reps at holder

    QB Matt Flynn getting reps at holder

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Raiders backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who was acquired from Seattle this offseason and is making $6.5 million, is getting practice reps at holder for Sebastian Janikowski. “We have to be better in that area,” Raiders coach Dennis All…
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  • Raiders put pass-rush trust in Houston

    Raiders put pass-rush trust in Houston

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- If it seemed like the Raiders were not addressing their defensive line this offseason in the wake of parting ways with Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, Desmond Bryant and Matt Shaughnessy, there was a reason. Oakland was about to go all …
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  • Broncos read up on read-option -- again

    Broncos read up on read-option -- again

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Dennis Allen was the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator when the Broncos dropped the read-option offense, with Tim Tebow at quarterback, into the NFL’s lap. The Broncos did it, for the first time in that 2011 season, in a November …
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  • Raiders and Chargers won’t swap home dates

    Raiders and Chargers won’t swap home dates

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    This time, the NFL isn’t sending teams elsewhere to accommodate baseball. According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, the Raiders and Chargers won’t swap home games to avoid a potential conflict with the baseball playoffs. Instead, they’re still consider…
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  • Burnett leaves ill; Watson confirms surgery

    Burnett leaves ill; Watson confirms surgery

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders linebacker Kevin Burnett left practice early Thursday due to illness and was officially listed as “limited” for the day. As for the rest of Oakland’s injury report, four players did not participate, and none was a surpr…
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  • PFT on NBCSN: Dwight Freeney, Week Three underdogs

    PFT on NBCSN: Dwight Freeney, Week Three underdogs

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    We’ve already spoiled a bit of what Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney had to say during his visit with the Pro Football Talk on NBCSN crew. Freeney told Erik Kuselias that he doesn’t think quarterbacks will be able to survive playing in the offense tha…
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  • Maurice Jones-Drew’s status for Sunday “up in the air”

    Maurice Jones-Drew’s status for Sunday “up in the air”

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    Early in the week, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he thought running back Maurice Jones-Drew could play in Week Three after injuring his ankle against the Raiders. That seemed like the probable scenario when Jones-Drew’s MRI came back without a sign of …
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  • Champ Bailey, Dreessen back at practice

    Champ Bailey, Dreessen back at practice

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos went from receiving crushing injury news when they moved left tackle Ryan Clady to injured reserve Wednesday to a hint of good Thursday when cornerback Champ Bailey and tight end Joel Dreessen returned to practice …
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  • Nix remains sidelined, Burnett walks off

    Nix remains sidelined, Burnett walks off

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) remained an observer at Oakland Raiders practice Thursday, and the other known injured players -- strong safety Tyvon Branch (right leg), left tackle Menelik Watson (right knee), and tight end David Ausber…
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  • The long wait for history to repeat itself

    The long wait for history to repeat itself

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- If you really want to feel what the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders rivalry should be, what many of those who fill the seats in each city in each football weekend expect it to be, you’re going to need a few things. Like … Gray hair. A…
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  • Double Coverage: Chargers at Titans

    Double Coverage: Chargers at Titans

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    The San Diego Chargers are the Tennessee Titans' white whale. The teams don’t play that frequently -- just nine times since 1993, including a wild-card playoff matchup in January 2008. The franchises have undergone all sorts of changes during that span,…
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  • No Super Bowl, No Problem

    No Super Bowl, No Problem

    CNNSI.com Sep 19, 2013
    Philip Rivers has yet to win the big one. But Peter King says the Chargers would be crazy not to re-sign their star QB.
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  • Freeney doesn’t think quarterbacks will survive in Eagles offen…

    Freeney doesn’t think quarterbacks will survive in Eagles offense

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    Eagles quarterback Mike Vick had a hard time staying healthy in Andy Reid’s offense. Vick could have an even harder time staying healthy in Chip Kelly’s offense. That was Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney’s biggest takeaway after facing the Eagles on S…
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  • Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing Rams

    Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing Rams

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his ribs in the season opener against the Giants, but remained in the game and started again in last week’s loss to the Chiefs. Romo took a painkilling shot to help him cope with the injury for that game and he said…
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  • Injury shows Clady was smart to hold out

    Injury shows Clady was smart to hold out

    profootballtalk.com Sep 19, 2013
    Of the eight 2013 franchise players, only one signed a multi-year deal. And that one player now has a season-ending injury. Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady refused to accept the one-year franchise tender, holding out for a long-term contract and the secu…
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  • Will blitzing work against Manning?

    Will blitzing work against Manning?

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders are tied with Kansas City, Miami and Tampa Bay for the NFL lead in sacks, with nine. That’s good news for an outfit that had just 25 all of last season. And Oakland is sharing the wealth, as seven different players …
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  • Broncos-Raiders matchup of the day

    Broncos-Raiders matchup of the day

    ESPN.com Sep 19, 2013
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, two not-quite-40-something guys on the headsets, have some of the same issues as they move toward Monday night’s meeting between t…
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  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    grantland.com Sep 19, 2013
    Chiefs (+3.5) over EAGLES Am I crazy or is this our first entertaining Thursday-night game, like, ever? Even if it's difficult to think of "The Andy ...
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  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles 3-yard touchdown 00:32

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles 3-yard touchdown

    Sep 19
    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs right into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown.
  • Video - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws second interception 00:40

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws second interception

    Sep 19
    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's pass is intercepted by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith at Chiefs 43-yard line.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery 51-yard gain 00:39

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery 51-yard gain

    Sep 19
    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith finds wide receiver Donnie Avery for a 51-yard gain to the Philadelphia Eagles 26-yard line.
  • Video - Kansas City Chiefs recover Eagles' fumble 00:38

    Kansas City Chiefs recover Eagles' fumble

    Sep 19
    The Philadelphia Eagles fumble the ball off of a bad snap and it is recovered by the Kansas City Chiefs at the 50-yard line.

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