Chiefs vs Eagles: Head to Head History

Chiefs vs Eagles: Head to Head History

On February 12, 2023, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles met at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, to battle it out for Super Bowl LVII (57). While most people predicted that the game would be a closely contested affair, few would have imagined just how exciting this game turned out to be. What’s for certain is that, although only one team could emerge victorious, both teams showcased that they were the NFL’s two top teams in the 2022-23 season. And considering how their 2023-24 seasons have gone thus far, many think we may see the first immediate Super Bowl rematch since the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills did so way back in 1993 and 1994. And even if not, both team’s star quarterbacks are competing to see which might win league MVP at season’s end.

In this article, we’ll discuss the head to head history of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, the background to their rivalry, break down their iconic Super Bowl LVII battle, and look ahead to predict whether these teams might see each other in Super Bowl LVIII.

Chiefs vs Eagles Head to Head History

The Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles have played each other a total of 10 times (only 1 of which took place during the playoffs). Of those, the Chiefs have an overall record of 6-4 (5-4 during the regular season).

Kansas City and Philadelphia first played each other on October 22, 1972, in a game that the Eagles won 21-20. The most recent matchup between these two teams came on February 12, 2023, when the Chiefs beat the Eagles 38-35 in Super Bowl LVII.

The Chiefs currently have the longest winning streak in this series, having beat the Eagles in four straight games. This streak began on September 19, 2013, and is currently active.

Chiefs vs Eagles Game Log

DateVisitorVisitor ScoreHomeHome ScoreResultGame Type
11/20/2023Philadelphia Eagles21Kansas City Chiefs17LRegular Season
02/12/2023Kansas City Chiefs38Philadelphia Eagles35WSuper Bowl LVII
10/03/2021Kansas City Chiefs42Philadelphia Eagles30WRegular Season
09/17/2017Philadelphia Eagles20Kansas City Chiefs27WRegular Season
09/19/2013Kansas City Chiefs26Philadelphia Eagles16WRegular Season
09/27/2009Kansas City Chiefs14Philadelphia Eagles34LRegular Season
10/02/2005Philadelphia Eagles37Kansas City Chiefs31LRegular Season
11/29/2001Philadelphia Eagles23Kansas City Chiefs10LRegular Season
09/27/1998Kansas City Chiefs24Philadelphia Eagles21WRegular Season
10/11/1992Philadelphia Eagles17Kansas City Chiefs24WRegular Season
10/22/1972Philadelphia Eagles21Kansas City Chiefs20LRegular Season

Kansas City Chiefs lead series 6-5-0 Points Scored: Philadelphia Eagles 275, Kansas City Chiefs 273

Chiefs vs Eagles Analysis

nalyzing the historical game log between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles, several key insights can be drawn:

  1. Overall Series Record: The Kansas City Chiefs lead the series with a record of 6-5-0 against the Philadelphia Eagles. This suggests a closely contested rivalry, with the Chiefs having a slight edge.
  2. Recent Performance:
    • The most recent game in 2023 saw the Eagles defeating the Chiefs, indicating a competitive edge for the Eagles in the latest encounter.
    • The Chiefs won Super Bowl LVII against the Eagles, highlighting their ability to secure victories in high-stakes games.
  3. High-Scoring Games:
    • The series features several high-scoring games, including the Chiefs scoring 38 points in Super Bowl LVII and 42 points in their 2021 matchup.
    • The total points scored are closely matched (Chiefs 273, Eagles 275), reflecting the offensive capabilities of both teams.
  4. Significant Matchups:
    • The Super Bowl LVII game is a significant highlight of this rivalry, marking a critical win for the Chiefs in a prestigious game.
    • Regular season games have also been competitive, with both teams trading wins over the years.
  5. Decisive Factors:
    • Home advantage does not appear to be a decisive factor in this series, as both teams have managed to secure wins away from home.
    • The games often come down to offensive strength and the ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities.
  6. Evolution of the Rivalry:
    • The rivalry has evolved over the years, with both teams showcasing growth and improvement, as evidenced by their close encounters and high-scoring matches.
    • The Chiefs have had a recent advantage, including their Super Bowl win, but the Eagles have shown they can compete at the highest level.

In summary, the historical encounters between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles are characterized by their competitive nature, high-scoring games, and a closely matched series record. The rivalry has been highlighted by significant games, including a Super Bowl, and suggests an ongoing competitive spirit between these two teams.

Chiefs vs Eagles Rivalry Background

Given that the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles play in different conferences, and have only played a total of 10 times, there isn’t much to their rivalry aside from them facing each other in Super Bowl LVII.

It’s worth noting that these two franchises are among the most historic in the entire NFL. Although the Eagles have only ever won 1 Super Bowl, their franchise has been around since 1933.

The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, have been an NFL franchise since 1963. Yet, despite being 30 years younger than the Eagles, they also have 2 more Super Bowl victories, having won 3 total.

Super Bowl LVII

After finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 14-3 record, the Kansas City Chiefs were the #1 seed in the AFC, and earned a bye in the first round of the 2023 playoffs. In the second round, the Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a score of 27-20. In the AFC Championship, the Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20.

After also finishing the 2022-23 NFL regular season with a 14-3 record, the Philadelphia Eagles were the #1 seed in the NFC, and therefore earned a first round bye. In the next round, the Eagles crushed the New York Giants 38-7. They then went on the beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game, 31-7 — earning them a date with the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII.

Philadelphia began Super Bowl LVII with the ball. Their first drive spanned 75 yards in 11 plays, and Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts capped off the long drive with a 1-yard touchdown run to give the Eagles a 7-0 lead. Then Kansas City responded with an 8-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with Chiefs’ star quarterback Patrick Mahomes connecting with Travis Kelce, Kansas City’s world-class tight end, on an 18-yard touchdown pass to even the score 7-7.

The Eagles failed to produce anything on their second drive, and had to punt the ball to the Chiefs after just three plays. After another solid drive, the Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker missed a 42-yard field goal attempt, keeping the score 7-7.

On the first play of the second quarter, Philadelphia retook the lead 14–7 with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Hurts to A.J. Brown. The Chiefs then had to punt after an unsuccessful drive. But while the Eagles had the ball, Jalen Hurts fumbled, and the ball was recovered by Chiefs’ linebacker Nick Bolton who ran it 36 yards for a touchdown, tying the game 14-14.

However, Hurts quickly righted his mistake, leading the Eagles on a 71-yard drive (which included multiple 4th down conversions), which ended with Hurts having a 4-yard touchdown run that made the score 21–14 in favor of the Eagles.

The Chiefs failed to do anything with the ball, punted it back to the Eagles with 1:33 remaining in the second quarter, and the Eagles went down the field and converted a 35-yard field goal kick right before halftime, to make the score 24-14.

Kansas City received the ball to begin the second half and drove 75 yards in 12 plays, with the drive ending on a 1-yard touchdown run from Isaiah Pacheco to make the score 24-21 Eagles. Then the Eagles had a long drive of their own, which culminated with a successful 33-yard field goal from Eagles kicker Jake Elliott, making the score 27-21.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Mahomes threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kadarius Toney, which gave the Chiefs a 28-27 lead. The Eagles had to punt on their next possession, which was returned 65 yards by Toney, putting the ball on the Eagles 5-yard line. The Chiefs quickly scored from here on a 4-yard touchdown pass.

Philadelphia took four minutes off the clock on their ensuing drive, which spanned eight plays and resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run from Jalen Hurts — who then scored a two-point conversion with a run that tied the score 35-35 with 5:15 remaining in the game.

After a long drive that included a 26-yard run from Patrick Mahomes (who was playing with a sprained ankle), the Chiefs kicked a 27-yard field goal with 8 seconds left on the clock, giving them a 38-35 lead. The Eagles weren’t able to do anything with the final 8 seconds, allowing the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LVII by a score of 38-35.

Chiefs vs Eagles 2023-24 Team Analysis

The Chiefs and Eagles play each other November 20, 2023, in Week 11 of the NFL regular season. At this point, the Chiefs are 7-2 and are tied for the best record in the AFC, while the Eagles are 8-1 and hold the best record in the NFC. Although an immediate Super Bowl rematch has only happened one time in NFL history, these two teams could very well meet once more in 2024’s Super Bowl LVIII. And even if we don’t get to see that Super Bowl rematch, at least we’ll get to see these world-class teams battle it out later this month.

James Idayi
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