PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Berry intercepted Michael Vick and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown, Ryan Succop kicked three field goals and Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs held a 16-9 lead over the turnover-prone Philadelphia Eagles after three quarters Thursday night.
Vick threw two picks and the Eagles lost two fumbles in the first half. The four turnovers were more than they had in the first two games combined. Vick also got sacked five times, including 3½ by Justin Houston.
The Eagles scored 63 points and totaled 954 yards in the first two games in Chip Kelly's frenetic, fast-paced offense. But Kansas City's swarming defense had plenty of answers.
Reid was back in Philadelphia for the first time since he was fired last season following a 4-12 finish. He got a standing ovation from some of the same fans who chanted "Fire Andy" during a game in 2011 and desperately wanted him gone last year.
Reid's homecoming coincided with the Eagles retiring Donovan McNabb's No. 5 at halftime. Reid drafted McNabb with the second overall pick in 1999, and the coach-quarterback duo turned the Eagles into one of the NFL's elite teams for a decade.
Adding to the story line was the fact both teams are off to surprising starts. The Chiefs (2-0) have already matched last year's win total, while the Eagles (1-1) showed off a dynamic offense in Kelly's first two games.
Vick hadn't thrown a pick in his last 95 attempts, dating to last season, before locking in on Brent Celek on Philadelphia's third play. Derrick Johnson tipped the ball and Berry caught it, running untouched to the end zone to give the Chiefs a 10-0 lead.
Vick played near-flawless the first two games, accounting for six TDs (four passing, two rushing) and a 119 passer rating. He threw for a career-best 428 yards in a 33-30 loss to San Diego last Sunday, but only had 149 yards passing in the first three quarters against the Chiefs.
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