- Jeff McLane
Cramps his style
The Philadelphia fans were frustrated by what they perceived as a fake injury by the Chiefs during a fast-paced drive in the third quarter.
The Eagles drove 63 yards on four plays and appeared in a rhythm. After Michael Vick completed a 13-yard pass to Riley Cooper, Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith started holding his leg even without contact.
Trainers evaluated him, and Smith walked off the field on his own power. Fans booed, thinking Smith was faking.
The video boards on Lincoln Financial Field showed the play in slow motion. Smith didn't return to the game during the drive. The official injury report was cramps.
- Zach Berman
Center is no snap
The Jets had the butt fumble. The Eagles now have the thigh fumble. Center Jason Kelce snapped the ball errantly off guard Todd Herreman's left thigh in the first half.
It looked as if he thought that quarterback Michael Vick was under center and not in the shotgun, but Kelce did have an injured hand.
The Eagles center injured it against San Diego and wore a brace for part of the short workweek. Later, a Kelce snap sailed through Vick's hands in the shotgun.
With significant defensive attention on DeSean Jackson, Vick looked Riley Cooper's way often in the first half.
Cooper did not catch any of the five targets, though. Two of the passes hit Cooper in the hands. Another one was intercepted.
Cooper ascended to the No. 2 wide receiver after Jeremy Maclin's injury on the second day of training camp. He was a solid contributor through the first two games, but the Eagles need Cooper to be productive as a receiver, especially if Jackson receives as much attention as the Chiefs paid to him Thursday.
Short and sweet
Kansas City combated the Eagles' umbrella coverage by throwing short passes underneath and forcing defenders to come up and make tackles.
The Eagles are not a strong tackling team, obviously, but especially in the open field.
Cornerback Brandon Boykin has speed, as does Kendricks, but safeties Patrick Chung and Earl Wolff and cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams kept struggling to get off blocks.
Settling for six
After the Eagles' first touchdown, they attempted a two-point conversion. But it was not out of a traditional formation.
Jon Dorenbos snapped the ball with no one around him. Kicker Alex Henery and holder Donnie Jones lined up in the shotgun - not in kicking position.
Five linemen crouched wide to the left, with tight end Zach Ertz behind them. Two more players were stacked wide to the right.
Dorenbos snapped the ball directly to Ertz, who was tackled short of the end zone. It was a creative play but a failed attempt.
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