The Philadelphia Eagles finally had their preferred secondary intact for the first time this season in Monday Night’s victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

This group gives the Eagles a lot of experience in their secondary with Kevin Byard, Darius Slay, James Bradberry and nickel corner Bradley Roby. Promising young safety Reed Blankenship is his first year as a starter.

The Eagles traded for Byard on October 23 to shore up the one safety spot. Roby was signed in early October to handle the nickel corner position.

Roby missed a few games due to injury, but returned for the Chiefs game and made a huge play by forcing a fumble inside the red zone to stop the Chiefs. Byard intercepted a Patrick Mahomes pass in the end zone to stop a Chiefs scoring drive.

The secondary was a weak spot of the talented Eagles team in the first half of season, but on Monday Night, they held held Patrick Mahomes to 177 passing yards in the 21-17 win.

Byard and Roby have really helped to solidify this secondary as the 9-1 Eagles embark on the stretch run of the NFL season.

Eagles safety Kevin Byard and cornerback Bradley Roby. Photo courtesy of


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