The preseason is officially more than halfway done now. In their third preseason game with the Chiefs, the Eagles were a tale of two teams. We saw a defense who looked like they could be the best in the league, then a defense who looked terrible. The Eagles never looked stellar on offense, but there were some good things that took place.
I plan on breaking the game down in more detail, but for those who missed the game or parts of it, here are some of the high(low)lights from the game.
First play of the game, Jamaal Charles fumbles the ball and Trent Cole recovers. Fumble was not forced, mistake was on Charles.
Michael Vick in on second offensive snap of game to hand off to LeSean McCoy who runs for 18 yard touchdown. Run was right behind Todd Herremans.
On Chiefs second offensive series, Stewart Bradley has a nice knockdown on a third and seven play.
DeSean Jackson left the game as the offense came on for their second series (upper back injury). Jason Avant filled in for Jackson.
Kolb took a big hit on a sack on the first play of this series; no one picked up the blitzing defender.
Trevard Lindley filled in for Ellis Hobbs. He recorded an interception on a deflected ball on the Chiefs third offensive possession.
Eagles go for it on fourth and one, run Leonard Weaver up the middle to convert for a first down.
On a play where Kolb got swallowed by the pocket, he some how emerged from the pack and scrambled for a first down on third and seven.
On a third and nine inside the 20, Peters jumps offsides. Kolb throws an incomplete pass on the next play as the Eagles settle for a David Akers field goal.
Kevin Kolb threw a great looking deep ball on the first thrid down of the second half that went right through Jeremy Maclin’s hands.
On a third and two, the Chiefs tried to go in a hurry up and Matt Cassel went on a sneak up the middle and was stuffed by the Eagles defense.
Trent Cole left the field with a noticeable limp as the Chiefs started to put a drive together.
On a swing pass to Dexter McCluster around the 10 yard line, Asante Samuel came up and put down a Sheldon Brown on Reggie Bush type hit. Yes, I said Asante Samuel.
The Chiefs were able to score on a long drive that was made possible on a penalty on a Chiefs punt that allowed their drive to continue.
Trent Cole was shown leaving the field on the car with three minutes remaining in the first half.
After the Chiefs touchdown, Quintin Demps took the ensuing kickoff all the way down to the 50 yard line.
Mike McGlynn went down just before the two minute warning. AQ Shipley entered the game in his absence.
The Eagles defense allowed the Chiefs to put a drive together before the half ended. They started on their own 10 and would have been able to get a field goal out of the drive, but had a long play called back on a penalty.
Kurt Coleman made a great tackle down the field after the Eagles were forced to punt on their first offensive series.
Offensively, the line looked horrible in the Eagles second series. After running the ball on first down, Kolb was sacked on second down and forced to throw the ball away on third down.
Nate Allen had a nice play on a blitz. Was similar to the play he had on Carson Palmer last week, but the play resulted in an incomplete pass rather than an interception.
Kevin Kolb threw his first interception of the preseason on a play where he avoided the rush and tried to force a ball down the field to Maclin.
The Chiefs took advantage of the turnover, scoring a touchdown on an 11 yard touchdown run by Thomas Jones.
Vick ran for a first down on a third and short situation. He lined up in the shotgun and when the middle of the field opened up, he didn’t hesitate to run.
First play of the quarter was a third and short situation. The Chiefs coverage forced Kolb out of the pocket and the play resulted in an incomplete pass.
After Kolb through his interception, he went 5/6 en route to the drive that ended in a field goal.
When Kolb left the game, Vick did not take any snaps in the every-down quarterback role. Mike Kafka filled in to this role.
Charles Scott, a guy who I thought was going to be a steal for the team, looked pretty bad. He showed yet again that he has stone hands and failed to impress when he was actually able to hold on to the ball.
Keenan Clayton continued to step up in game situations against the Chiefs. He seems to be all over the place when he’s on the field and shows a lot of promise for a rookie.
The second team Eagles defense struggled a lot with tackling.
Coleman looked pretty impressive yet again this week. There where a few instances where he didn’t look that great, but overall he looked pretty solid.
Kafka led the team down the field for the winning touchdown. On back to back plays with under a minute left in the game, Kafka hit Kelley Washington then Riley Cooper down the field on well thrown balls.
What thoughts and observations did you have from the game against the Chiefs?