Philadelphia Eagles fans may have had an unwanted flashback while watching the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers play in Super Bowl LVIII on Sunday night.
The game between Kansas City and San Francisco went into overtime, and in the closing seconds of the first overtime period, Andy Reid and the Chiefs used the same pre-snap action to generate the game-winning touchdown that they used in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles last year.
The action worked very well against the Eagles last year, so it makes sense that Reid would pull it out again with the entire season on the line.
With the win over San Francisco, the Chiefs became the first team to repeat as Super Bowl champions since the New England Patriots 20 years ago. In all, only nine teams in NFL history have won back-to-back Super Bowls, including Kansas City.
Bittersweet feelings for Andy Reid in Philly
The fact that it's Andy Reid leading the Chiefs to all of this success leads to kind of a bittersweet feeling for a lot of Philadelphia fans. Reid spent well over a decade as the head coach of the Eagles, and he was largely well-liked in Philadelphia throughout his tenure with the team.
However, Reid was never able to lead the Eagles to a Super Bowl championship during his time with the team, despite coming close on several occasions. Philadelphia made it to four straight NFC championship games from 2001 to 2004 under Reid. Most notably, they lost to the Patriots 24-21 in Super Bowl XXXIX. That was the second straight Super Bowl win for New England.
So, while many fans in Philly are happy to see Reid obtain football's ultimate goal elsewhere, there's still that feeling of wishing that he was able to do it with the Eagles.