In the first quarter of the game, the Eagles managed to tie things up at 7-7 after a holding penalty went uncalled. D’Andre Swift made a 3-yard touchdown run, with Olamide Zaccheaus holding Chiefs safety Mike Edwards during the play. This sparked frustration from the Chiefs and their coach, Andy Reid, who sought an explanation during a timeout.
The Eagles had a rough start to the game, with a three-and-out on their first possession. However, they quickly turned things around with a 75-yard scoring drive that didn’t face any third downs. D’Andre Swift played a key role by gaining 33 yards on five carries, while Jalen Hurts contributed with a 6-yard run and DeVonta Smith caught two of Hurts’ completions for 31 yards. Despite facing some competition in the first quarter, both teams were evenly matched with 70 yards of offense each.