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NFL Weekend Picks: Reid a welcome visitor, for now

NFL Weekend Picks: Reid a welcome visitor, for now

NFL Weekend Picks: Reid a welcome visitor, for now

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid di...


    The coach Philadelphians couldn't get rid of fast enough in January probably will get a big ovation from those same fans Thursday night.
    He'll be subjected to a torrent of boos once more if he walks out of the Linc a winner.
    Andy Reid returns to the city where he spent 14 years as head coach, leading the Eagles to five NFC championship games and one Super Bowl. Days after the Eagles fired him in January, he landed in Kansas City. Months later, he has the Chiefs (2-0) looking pretty good.
    Reid claims that's all he's concentrating on this week: the football.
    "In this business you're focused in on getting ready to play," he said, "and so that's where my energy is going. I haven't really thought about the other part at all."
    Also back at the Linc will be Donovan McNabb, who quarterbacked most of Reid's teams and will have his No. 5 jersey retired at halftime.
    Kansas City (No. 10 in the AP Pro32), a 3-point underdog to No. 17 Philadelphia (1-1), went 2-14 a year ago, earning the top overall draft pick. So you could say Reid's tenure already is a success.
    His successor with the Eagles, Chip Kelly, brought his quick tempo offense from Oregon, and it has been dynamic so far. The issue has been on defense, where Philly can't seem to cover or tackle in the open field.
    Let those boos rain down around midnight:
▲ CHIEFS, 33-30

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