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Thursday Night Winners And Losers: Andy Reid Lookalike; Brawling Eagles Fans

  • Rick Chandler

Winners and losers from Kansas City’s 26-16 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday night:

WINNER: This guy below, whose Andy Reid costume could have turned into a tragic mistake if the Eagles had won in a runaway. But the Chiefs’ win made faux Andy Reid the mayor of Lincoln Financial Field, and next month’s hottest new Halloween costume. We salute you, sir. The chicken wings are on us.

WINNER: The actual Andy Reid, who not only got a standing ovation before the game, but got booed by the Eagles’ faithful after it became clear that Kansas City had the upper hand. It’s not often that you get props from your former fans and players, then proceed to beat the daylights out of them.

LOSER: ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, who weaseled in following the game to get the first interview with Reid, even though his network didn’t air the game. Paolantonio, who regularly covers Philadelphia sports for the network and is also a former NFL beat writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, had helped lead the charge to fire Reid, and Reid seems like he hasn’t forgotten. Their exchange on Thursday night was awkward, uncomfortable and awesome, with Reid doing his best to blow him off, and at one point asking: “Are you blocking me?” No Andy, not anymore.

LOSER: The Eagles fans who were thrown out of the game during the third quarter for brawling in the stands. Only in Philadelphia would three entire rows be ejected for fighting.

The Eagles have lost eight straight in Philadelphia, the longest active home losing streak in the NFL.

WINNER: Gatorade.

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LOSER: Great expectations.

LOSER: Chip Kelly. His offense captivated the sports world in Week 1, but the dance, she is over. It took exactly one week for NFL teams to figure out what he’s doing, and prepare for it. The turnovers didn’t help, but aside from occasional sparks from Vick, this offense looks very ordinary.

WINNER: Donovan McNabb. I guess only former Eagles could smile on this night.

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