Following the Chiefs’ 42-30 win over the Eagles on Sunday, Andy Reid officially became the first coach in NFL history to reach 100 wins with two different franchises.
The irony of the situation is that Reid reached this milestone by beating the other team he had 100 wins for. Reid coached the Eagles from 1999 to 2012, so Sunday’s game was a homecoming for the starting coach.
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Since the team was in Philadelphia, Reid decided to celebrate in the most Philadelphia way by having a steak and cheese for dinner: “My room was full of food. It was good to have a steak with cheese. … It’s good to be back, ”Reid said, via ESPN.
A week ago, this celebration was in doubt after Reid was airlifted in an ambulance following Sunday’s loss of the Chiefs to the Chargers. It was later discovered that Reid was dehydrated from the game with no immediate health problems. It was a “preventive” visit, according to Yahoo! sports.
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During his post-game interview on Sunday, Reid got emotional as he discussed his historic win, especially since it was in a place he used to call home.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire was asked about the team’s preparation for this week in order to get Reid’s 100th win. He said the team just wanted a win overall, but since they won it for Reid, it made the win even more special. via ESPN.
The locker room had a celebration for Reid after the game, where Reid supposedly got “excited.”
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke about how grateful he is for Reid: “No offense to Philadelphia, but I’m glad they let him go,” Mahomes said. via ESPN.
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Chiefs President and CEO Clark Hunt visited the locker room after the game to present Reid with a soccer ball in honor of his 100th win. The ball features a design of game details, including Chiefs helmets and Eagles.
Reid finished his Eagles career with 140 wins.