The Eagles have their first inter-conference game as they will take on the defending AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs. This article will compare both teams at every position and see which one has the advantage in this matchup.
QB: Advantage Chiefs
Mahomes is a former MVP and Hurts is still trying to prove he can be a productive and valuable franchise quarterback. No further explanation needed here.
RB: Advantage Chiefs
This could be a push if Nick Sirianni actually used his running backs....but as it currently is the Chiefs have a slight advantage with their RBs.
WR: Advantage Chiefs
The Eagles' young trio of DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, and Quez Watkins still need to prove themselves, but Watkins has a chance of being Tyreek Hill 2.0 if he continues developing. For now the Chiefs have the edge in their WR corps.
TE: Advantage Chiefs
This is probably the last game this year where the Eagles don't actually have the TE advantage. Travis Kelce > Zach Ertz + Dallas Goedert.
OL: Advantage Eagles
The Chiefs have three first-year starters on their o-line. The Eagles are missing three starters. Jason Kelce + Lane Johnson give the Eagles a slight advantage over the visiting Chiefs in the o-line department.
DL: Advantage Eagles
Frank Clark is out for KC, but even if he was available the Eagles would still have a slight edge at this position. Javon Hargrave has been playing out of his mind these first three weeks -- he alone gives the Eagles the decided advantage here.
LBs: Advantage Chiefs
The Eagles are not going to have many linebacker advantages this season (if any). The Chiefs have the advantage here.
DBs: Advantage Eagles
Even though they have yet to force a turnover this season and are coming off a poor performance last week, the trio of Darius Slay, Steven Nelson, and Avonte Maddox have been good. Rodney McLeod is all making his season debut which will hopefully sure up the defensive backfield. The Chiefs have two CBs out on Sunday, so the Eagles have the advantage here.
STs: Advantage Chiefs
Harrison Butker is second in NFL history in career field goal percentage, and Tommy Townsend made the All-Rookie team as a punter. They'll have the advantage on Sunday.
The Chiefs have the clear advantage at almost every skill position, but the Eagles have an advantage in the trenches. If the game is close the battle in the trenches could help decide the game, but if the Chiefs' skill position players ball out early this could end up as a route for Andy Reid's team.