PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Eagles hung in there for most of the game against Andy Reid and his consistently playoff-bound Chiefs at Arrowhead. That’s not easy to do.
But there were opportunities for the Eagles to win the game, and that part of the 27-20 loss is frustrating, especially Doug Pederson’s decision to call 56 passes to just 13 runs. And other than Pederson, not many Eagles really had bad performances.
Here are the Eagles’ Week 2 studs and duds.
3. Nelson Agholor
After a career-high 86 receiving yards in Week 1, Agholor came back to life against the Chiefs. He was unable to create consistent separation all day, and was targeted just three times. He did catch one of those three targets, which was a late touchdown.
Agholor played 55 snaps, while rookie WR Mack Hollins played just 17. Hollins had three catches on three targets.
2. Wendell Smallwood
Part of the problem was he wasn’t given enough opportunity, but Smallwood tallied just four rushing yards on three carries.
1. Isaac Seumalo
The Chiefs had 6.0 sacks, 10 tackles for loss, and 11 QB hits. Seumalo struggled all game.
3. Mychal Kendricks
Kendricks continued his impressive play on Sunday, recording 4.0 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, and 1 QB hit.
2. Rasul Douglas
The rookie CB was forced to play more on Sunday with Ronald Darby and Douglas stepped up to the challenge. Douglas recorded 4.0 solo tackles, 1 pass defended, and just 22 allowed total yards.
1. Alshon Jeffery
Jeffery was targeted 13 times, catching seven of them for 92 yards and his first Eagles touchdown.