REID’S CHIEFS HOPE TO REPLICATE EAGLES’ RECORD WITH PLAYOFF BYE!

By Sarah Berkowitz

Eagles fans are well aware of how successful their former coach Andy Reid was after bye weeks: EXTREMELY!

Now lets see how he does with a bye in the playoffs as he prepares his Kansas City Chiefs to play the Pittsburgh Steelers next weekend.

This is how he did in Philly with a playoff bye when the Birds finally played:

Team Year Opponent Line Opp. PPG (Rank) Turnover Diff. Score (Result)
Eagles 2002 ATL PHI -7.5 25.1 (5th) +2 20-6 (W)
Eagles 2003 GB PHI -4.0 27.6 (4th) 0 20-17 (W-OT)
Eagles 2004 MIN PHI -8.0 25.3 (6th) +1 27-14 (W)

That’s the Michael Vick-led Falcons, the Brett Favre-ledPackers and the Daunte Culpepper/Randy Moss-led Vikings in three straight seasons to start the playoffs.

These were all top-10 offenses in the respective years that Reid’s teams played them. Holding those three teams to a total of 37 points in three different years is a remarkable feat.

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