Let's dig into some interesting stats ahead of the Eagles versus Chiefs clash.
Numbers... We love them whether we admit to that or not. Sure, we haven't used algebra since high school, but we obsess over Pro Football Focus player grades, Madden ratings, and Fantasy football points. We watch Philadelphia Eagles football. We do so while keeping an eye on Next Gen Stats. We may have forgotten most of what we learned in calculus, but we know a touchdown equals six points, and in the end, that's all that matters.
The Birds have a tough test ahead. They tackle the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football. K.C. leads the all-time series by a 6-4 margin, and they have taken the past four meetings. See? More numbers!
Ahead of this one we grabbed some numbers. Might they influence some Eagles game planning?
The Kansas City Chiefs rank in the top five in both points per game and yards per game.
Who would have thought? We're discussing the Chiefs, and it's K.C.'s defense that takes center stage.
Steve Spagnuolo's unit allows 15.9 points per game. That's tied for the second-lowest total in pro football. They rank fourth in yards allowed per game (288.2). Don't be shocked if this one unfolds like a low-scoring affair.
The Eagles' offense must take advantage of their opportunities when they come. They may not get very many.