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Eagles Beat Chiefs 20-17 In Game Three Of The Preseason

Sports Network | August 27, 2010

Kansas City, MO (Sports Network) – Mike Kafka threw the game-winning 18-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper with 23 seconds left to lift Philadelphia to a 20-17 come from behind win over Kansas City in preseason action at Arrowhead Stadium.

The rookie quarterback finished 9-of-13 for 93 yards and led an eight-play, 80-yard drive in 1:41 to give the Eagles their second win in three exhibition games. Starting quarterback Kevin Kolb finished 11-of-25 for 103 yards and was picked off once while LeSean McCoy carried five times for 28 yards and a touchdown.

Matt Cassel connected on 14-of-23 for only 85 yards with a TD and interception. Rookie Dexter McCluster added 47 yards rushing on eight tries while Jamaal Charles chipped in with 40 yards on six attempts for the Chiefs, who dropped to 0-3 in regular season tune-ups.

After recovering a fumble on the first play from scrimmage, the Eagles cashed in just two plays later on McCoy’s 18-yard jaunt.

The Eagles forced an interception later in the opening quarter and turned it into a 39-yard David Akers field goal to make it a 10-0 game.

Kansas City got back into the contest late in the half on a four-yard touchdown pass from Cassel to Dwayne Bowe.

The Chiefs took a 14-10 lead on Thomas Jones’ 11-yard scoring scamper that was set up by an interception.

Akers’ second boot of the night, from 27 yards away, 10 seconds into the final stanza trimmed the deficit to 14-13. Ryan Succop’s field goal from 43 yards out just before the two-minute warning pushed the hosts’ lead to four.