Locker Room Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs

PHILADELPHIA – Observed in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs' 26-16 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Reid’s homecoming: With Thursday's game over, Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged that coming back to Philadelphia, where he led the Eagles the previous 14 seasons, was special. “I really didn’t think much about it until the game was over,’’ said Reid, who received a nice ovation from fans when he came out on the field before the game. “I saw that and I appreciated that."

Avery saves passing game: The Chiefs traded unproductive starting wide receiver Jon Baldwin during the preseason, in part to make room in the starting lineup for Donnie Avery -- who had seven catches for 141 yards Thursday. Avery burned the Eagles several times by catching short crossing patterns and taking them for long gains. “He gives us great balance,’’ quarterback Alex Smith said. “He really complements Dwayne (Bowe) on the other side."

Injury report: Starting left guard Jeff Allen left the game with a strained groin muscle. Cornerback Brandon Flowers, who was on the injury report all week, re-injured his knee.