After a not so stellar showing against the now World Champion Saints, the Eagles knew it was time to bounce back against a lowly Chiefs team. Donovan McNabb was still injured and Kevin Kolb would assume the starting role yet again. This was also the first game Michael Vick was active but only ended up having one carry for seven yards on the day.
However, the Eagles offense was able to shine without him. They got out to a good start taking a 14-0 lead after the first quarter on rushing touchdowns by LeSean McCoy and Kevin Kolb. The Chiefs got on the board in the second quarter on a 13 yard touchdown reception by Mark Bradley, but it didn’t take the Eagles long to retaliate. Only 18 seconds later, DeSean Jackson found himself in the end zone after catching a 64 yard strike from Kolb. Kolb continued to strike through the air, passing for over 300 yards on the day including a 35 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that put the Eagles up 34-7. The Chiefs went on to score once more before the quarter ended and the Eagles walked away with a 34-14 victory.
After the game, we found out that Kevin Kolb was the first player in the NFL to ever throw for over 300 yards in their first two starts. Everyone liked what they saw but the fact of the matter was that the Eagles beat up on a terrible Chiefs team. Another highlight on the day was rookie LeSean McCoy rushing for 84 yards on 20 carries and recording a touchdown.
The Eagles would now head into the bye week and we knew that it would give Donovan McNabb an extra week to heal his rib injury. We were all unsure as to whether the extra week would be enough, but everyone had a good feeling he’d be coming back. 3-0 was where the Eagles wanted to be, but given the circumstances 2-1 was acceptable.