NFL Week 2 pre­view

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EA­GLES (1-0) AT KANSAS CITY (1-0) Sun­day, 1 p.m., Fox OPEN­ING LINE: Chiefs by 4½ SE­RIES: Ea­gles, 4-3 LAST MEET­ING: Chiefs, 26-16, 2013 EA­GLES OF­FENSE: OVER­ALL (11), RUSH (24), PASS (5) EA­GLES DE­FENSE: OVER­ALL (10), RUSH (10T), PASS (15) CHIEFS OF­FENSE: OVER­ALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (1) CHIEFS DE­FENSE: OVER­ALL (24), RUSH (22), PASS (17) FAN­TASY TIP: Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill has shown ex­plo­sive­ness whether on runs or re­cep­tions and must be in any­one’s lineup. ETC:. Ea­gles have won three of past four meet­ings, in­clud­ing last two at Ar­row­head Sta­dium . ... Ea­gles coach Doug Ped­er­son was Chiefs of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor un­der Andy Reid from 2013-15. Ped­er­son was Reid’s first Ea­gles QB in 1999 . ... QB Car­son Wentz is 4-0 in Septem­ber . ... Nel­son Agholor had ca­reer-high six re­cep­tions for 86 yards in Week 1 . ... WR Al­shon Jef­fery has 26 re­cep­tions for 426 yards vs. AFC teams . ... DT Fletcher Cox has five sacks and forced fum­ble in past five games vs. AFC . ... LB Jor­dan Hicks has 12 take­aways (seven in­ter­cep­tions, five fum­ble re­cov­er­ies) in his first 25 games . ... S Rod­ney McLeod is one of five de­fen­sive backs to start ev­ery reg­u­lar-sea­son game (65) since 2013 . ... S Corey Gra­ham has played in 158 con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar-sea­son games, sec­ond-long­est

Chiefs rookie Ka­reem Hunt (27) de­buted with 246 yards from scrim­mage last week against the Pa­tri­ots.

ac­tive streak among DBs, trail­ing only Wil­liam Gay (161) . ... Chiefs are 23-9 at home un­der Reid . ... RB Ka­reem Hunt set rookie de­but record with 246 yards from scrim­mage . ... Hill has 60-plus yard TD in five con­sec­u­tive games . ... LB Justin Hous­ton had ca­reer-high 4½ sacks in last meet­ing . ... DT Ben­nie Lo­gan spent first four sea­sons with Ea­gles . ... CB Mar­cus Peters leads NFL with 14 in­ter­cep­tions since 2015.

OPEN­ING LINE: Cards by 3½ SE­RIES: Colts, 18-17 FAN­TASY TIP: Car­son Palmer and Larry Fitzger­ald could have big days given weak­ness Colts showed in se­condary, and ab­sence of RB David John­son to pro­vide bal­ance. ETC.: Last time Ari­zona coach Bruce Ari­ans was on Indy side­line, he wel­comed back Colts coach Chuck Pagano from leukemia bat­tle . ... Fitzger­ald is No. 9 on NFL’s yards re­ceiv­ing list, 118 yards ahead of for­mer Colts star Reg­gie Wayne . ... Palmer needs three TD passes to join Fran Tarken­ton, Kurt Warner and Pey­ton Man­ning as only NFL play­ers to throw 100 with two teams.

OPEN­ING LINE: Steel­ers by 7 SE­RIES: Vik­ings, 9-8 LAST MEET­ING: Vik­ings, 3427, 2013 FAN­TASY TIP: Steel­ers WR Mar­tavis Bryant has way of find­ing end zone at Heinz Field. Bryant has scored 11 times in 12 home games. ETC.: Vik­ings QB Sam Brad­ford is 11-8 vs. AFC teams . ... Min­nesota is 2-1 in road open­ers un­der coach Mike Zim­mer . ... Pitts­burgh is 9-1 in home open­ers un­der coach Mike Tom­lin. ... Steel­ers QB Ben Roeth­lis­berger’s next 300-yard pass­ing game will be 50th in ca­reer . ... Le’Veon Bell’s 32 yards rush­ing in opener tied ca­reer low.


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