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Eagles-Chiefs: Predictions, key matchups

Week 3 is here and the Eagles look to bounce back from last week's loss with a win over the struggling Kansas City Chiefs, who come to the Linc having lost their last five games and 25 of their last 27.

Eagles-Chiefs: Predictions, key matchups

Week 3 is here and the Eagles look to bounce back from last week's loss with a win over the struggling Kansas City Chiefs, who come to the Linc having lost their last five games and 25 of their last 27.

As we do to start you off each Sunday, here are our Daily News staff predictions and Domo's key matchups on the game ...

STAFF PICKS

Les Bowen: Eagles, 20-12 (for more on Les' pick, click here)

Ed Barkowitz: Eagles, 31-10

Bill Conlin: Eagles, 35-14

Paul Domowitch: Eagles, 24-10

Marcus Hayes: Eagles, 24-20

John Smallwood: Eagles, 23-10

Vegas Vic: Eagles 24-20 (For Vic's picks on the entire Week 3 lineup, click here)

DOMO'S KEY MATCHUPS

1. Eagles C Jamaal Jackson vs. Chiefs NT Tank Tyler: Tyler has made a smooth transition from 4-3 DT to 3-4 NT. His size and strength are going to be problematic for Jackson. EDGE: CHIEFS

2. Eagles DTs Brodrick Bunkley and Mike Patterson vs. Chiefs RB Larry Johnson: Johnson is a straight-ahead power runner. Bunkley and Patterson have developed into a solid interior run-stopping tandem. EDGE: EAGLES

3. Eagles RDE Trent Cole vs. Chiefs LT Branden Albert: Cole has had a sack in each of the first two games. Albert, an 2008 first-round pick, seems to have regressed in his development. EDGE: EAGLES

For the full scouting report, click here.

T.O. SAYS HE'S MISUNDERSTOOD

USA Today recently sat down for an hourlong interview with Terrell Owens in Buffalo. The primary theme is the Owens is misunderstood and for that he blames the media. He realizes that despite all his on-field success and records, he will always be known more for the situps in te driveway in Moorestown or criticizing Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson.

"Yeah, that is always going to be a knock," he says. "And I think it's very unfortunate. Since leaving Philadelphia, I kind of felt like I left those two teams prematurely. Only because of how the media spins, you know, they misinterpreted something I said."

"The people who really know me … know my heart. They know I didn't mean anything. I didn't say anything intentionally. It wasn't malicious. And when people try to make me out to be the bad guy, and say something, and make me, to the public, say something that I didn't mean, then that's when I have to try to explain myself."
 

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