CHIEFS (2-0) at EAGLES (1-1)
Line: PHI by 3.
Cote’s pick: PHI 30-24.
TV: 8:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL Network.
NFL coaching Flavor of the Month Chip Kelly takes a backseat this time. The sideline spotlight will be all over Chiefs chief Andy Reid in his first return to Philadelphia. Philly fans would boo a wounded soldier trying to save a cancer-stricken boy from a burning building but might even shed a cheer for ol’ Andy. He becomes only the third coach — after Curly Lambeau and Hank Stram — to face a former team he coached at least 14 seasons. Kelly has invigorated the Eagles with his blur-speed offense, and Reid has KC as the first team since 2002 to jump out to a 2-0 record after losing at least 14 games the prior season. These two teams are optimistic for a bounce-back season, but the edge here is to Philly. It isn’t about the coaching. It’s more that the Birds are in the home nest and bringing more offensive firepower in what could escalate to a shootout.