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The Kansas City Chiefs got their first win of the season, but they didn’t make it easy for themselves on Sunday afternoon. They overcame three first half turnovers to hold off the Jaguars in Jacksonville as the defense held strong, not allowing a touchdown all day.
Chiefs bounce back down south
The alarm bells may not have bee ringing at Arrowhead Stadium just yet, but the Chiefs were backed into an early hole after their Week 1 loss to Detroit and having to travel down south for a tough second game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Fortunately for Andy Reid’s team they got Travis Kelce and Chris Jones back after both missed the opener last week.
Each of them had their say in the Chiefs win at TIAA Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon, but it would take Kansas City a while to get the wheels rolling. They turned the ball over three times in the first half, but the Jags could only turn those giveaways into three points.
The Chiefs are too good of a team not to punish them on their mistakes, and the Jags were punished for not taking advantage of some great field position early in the game.
Kelce scores in return
Patrick Mahomes finally got the offense going on the Chiefs final drive of the second quarter. It was the defense who set up KC with great field position after a turnover on downs from midfield. Mahomes led a 7 play drive that was capped off by Skyy Moore’s 9 yard TD catch to made it 7-3 with under two minutes to go in the half.
Jacksonville would sneak a field goal in right before the half, but the Chiefs got the ball back on the other side of halftime and marched right down the field on their best drive of the day. It was Isaiah Pacheco who got the offense moving out of the break on a 31 yard run on the opening play of the first quarter. Six plays later Mahomes hit Kelce in the end zone to take a 14-6 lead.
Jacksonville had their best chance to tie the game up early in the fourth quarter, but would fail to punch it into the end zone after a pass interference flag gave them 1st and Goal from the 1. They would settle for a field goal, ending their day 0-3 in the red zone and that would be their last chance as KC went down the field right after that possession and stretch the lead back to eight points.
Mahomes win battle of the gunslingers
Trevor Lawerence, who went 22/41 for 216 yards, would lead the Jags inside the 20 again with under 5:00 to go in the game, but Jacksonville went for it on 4th and Goal from the 16 and Calvin Ridley couldn’t get his two feet inbounds after making the catch in the back of the end zone.
Mahomes and Pacheco would go the length of the field before a Pacheco first down run ended the game and secured their first win of the season. Mahomes finshed the game with 305 yards on 29/41 passing with two TDs and one INT.
Game respects game. Neither QB had a great game today, but both of these QBs are two of the best in the game. This may not be the last time we see there two teams and these two gunslingers meet.
The Chiefs would get the ball back to start the second half, and they scored on the opening drive of the third quarter. That was basically all they needed. The offense didn't have a great game, but Mahomes went 29/41 for 305 and 2 TDs and one INT.
Right before the half, the Chiefs started to connect on the offensive end, and Mahomes ended the drive with a nine yard TD pass to Skyy Moore.
Even the Mahomes Magic wasn't enough to overcome the slow start for the Chiefs. He threw a pick for the third turnover of the half, but the Jags couldn't make the most of any of those turnovers.
It was a rough start for the Chiefs who looked like they were doing everything to lose the game early on. They turned it over three times in the first half.
IT'S ALL OVER FROM JACKSONVILLE!!!
The Chiefs hang on to win after three first half turnovers as the defense kept the Jags out of the end zone all game.
Pacheco picks up the first down on a hard run up the middle and that is going to do it!
KC can kneel the ball the rest of the way.
Pacheco gets the first down hand off and he gets 7 yards on first down.
2nd and 3 from the JAX 6. TImeout JAX with 1:45 to go in the fourth.
Mahomes extending the play on the right side and at the last second he finds Moore deep down the sideline for a big gain of 54 yards!
Two Minute Warning from Jacksonville and the Chiefs are 1:46 away from their first win of the season.
Pacheco gets it again on second down and he is tackled right at the line of scrimmage for no gain.
3rd and 6 from the KC 34.
Pacheco gets the handoff out of the shotgun and he picks up 4 yards on first down. JAX takes their first TO with 2:50 on the clock.
2nd and 6 from the KC 34.
Mahomes tucks and runs up the middle and picks up 14 yards and a first down!
1st and 10 from the KC 30 and the clock keeps running under 3:30.
KC looking to run some clock, and Pacheco gets the handoff on first down, but he is stopped for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the KC 16.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS
Lawrence looking to the end zone for Ridley who made the catch, but couldn't get either of the two feet down.
KC will take over from the 16 with 4:16 on the clock.
The pass was determined a lateral and JAX will back up to the 16 yard line.
4th and 12 from the KC 16.
Lawrence was wrapped up in the back field by Jones and he got rid of the ball but it looked like it was going backwards as it bounced incomplete.
It rolled out of bounds a few yards behind the line of scrimmage, and the Chiefs will challenge the spot of the ball and whether or not it was an incomplete pass.
Lawrence over the middle of Ridley but he couldn't bring that bullet in and the Jags have 3rd down and 10 from the KC 14.
Lawrence rolls left, looking for Ridley who was covered by a couple DBs and that pass falls incomplete.
2nd adn 10 form the KC 14.
Play action from Lawrence who finds Engram on a shallow out route and he leaps for the first down to keep the drive alive!
1st and 10 from the KC 14.
Lawrence extending the play, and looked for Engram down the left sideline but he couldn't make the one handed catch in traffic.
3rd and 6 from the KC 31.
Lawrence to the flat for Kirk for a gain of 4 yards on the right sideline.
2nd and 6 from the KC 31.
Lawrence moves left and he scrambles up the sideline for a gain of 18 yards into KC territory.
1st and 10 from the KC 35.
Slant pattern from Lawrence to Kirk and that gets 12 yards for another 1st down.
1st and 10 from the JAX 47.
Lawrence finds Kirk underneath and he turns up field and gets 11 yards.
1st and 10 from the JAX 36.
Lawerence going deep down the right side for Jones, but that was overthrown and the DB Cook stays down after the play.
2nd and 10 from the JAX 25.
JAX get the ball back from the 25, looking for their first TD of the night, hoping to tie this game up late in the fourth.
FIELD GOAL CHIEFS!!!
They were marching down the field, but a couple of false start penalties hold up the drive and Butker hits the 38 yard field goal.
KC is back up by 8, 17-9 with 8:10 to go.
Mahomes was under pressure as the pocket collapsed and looked for Kelce but the TE couldn't bring in the high pass.
4th and Goal from the 20 and the Chiefs bring the FG unti on.
Screen pass was sniffed out by the Jags and Mahomes had to throw the ball into the dirt.
3rd and Goal from the 20.
Another false start on KC will back the Chiefs up even more.
2nd and Goal from the 20.
False start on Taylor, that's his third of the game, after he was getting away with that a lot last week.
2nd and Goal from the 15.
Mahomes rolls right and looks for Kelce in the endzone. He had it in his hands but couldn't bring it in.
2nd and Goal from the JAX 10.
Mahomes moving right and he finds Rice who cuts inside and picks up 15 yards and a first down.
1st and Goal from the JAX 10.
Pacheco up the middle and he picks up 3 yards on first down.
2nd and 7 from the JAX 25.
KC keep their offense on the field and hand it off to Pacheco for 2 yards and the first down.
1st and 10 from the JAX 28.
Check down to McKinnon out of the backfield and he gets 7 yards, but is just inches short of the marker.
4th and short from the JAX 30.
Mahomes looking to the right side for James but the hit came at the right time and jarred it out of his hands.
3rd and 7 from the JAX 36.
Screen pass to Toney on the left side and he gets tripped up after a three yard pick up.
2nd and 7 from the JAX 36.
Our first time seeing Mahomes using his legs and he picks up 10 yards before running out of bounds at the JAX 39.
1st and 10 from the 39.
Pacheco running down hill on first down and he gets 11 yards to move the chains to the 50.
1st and 10 from the 50.
KC start the drive from the 25 and Mahomes hits Watson on the back shoulder throw for 15 yards.
1st and 10 from the KC 40.
FIELD GOAL JAGS!
McManus hits his third FG of the game, this time from 22 yards.
KC still lead 14-9 with 13:43 to go in the fourth quarter.
Lawrence skies the pass looking for Jones and the Jags are going to have to settle for another FG after getting 1st and Goal from the 1.
Lawerence over the middle to Ridley in the back of the endzone and he couldn't bring in the catch. He didn't have two feet down anyway and the Jags are looking at 3rd down.
3rd and Goal from the 4.
Lawerence with the keeper and the roll out but was stopped three yards behind the line!
2nd and Goal from the KC 4.
Lawrence going to the corner of the end zone for Engram and he was held up as flags flew for pass interference.
1st and Goal from the 1.
On 2nd and 5 Lawerence goes over the top to Jones and he makes the catch but couldn't drag that second foot in the back of the endzone.
3rd and 5 from the KC 11.
Handoff to Etienne who picks up 5 yards on the final play of the third quarter!
KC lead 14-6, but Jacksonville are knocking on the door. 2nd and 5 coming up from the KC 11.
Pass to the flat for Kirk who turns on the jets and picks up 7 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the KC 16.
Quick pass to Engram who leaps over a defender and gets nine yards!
2nd and 1 from the KC 23.
JAX gets the ball back from their 23 yard line and Lawerence going deep to Kirk who makes the catch into KC territory after a 45 yard gain!
1st and 10 from the KC 32.
Mahomes over the middle to Toney who picks up 5 or so, but is twisted down well short of the first down marker.
4th and 15 from the KC 17.
Mahomes looking for Kelce over the middle but that pass was behind the TE.
3rd and 21 from the KC 12.
Toney gets the pass to the flat on the right side, and he was stripped but recovered the ball. In the end he losses 11 yards and the Chiefs are going backwards.
2nd and 22 from the KC 12.
After a delay of game backs the Jags up five yards, Lawerence's screen pass to Etienne is tipped by Jones and the Jags will punt after going three and out.
4th and long from the JAX 31.
Lawrence was under pressure, having to let it go quickly for Jones down field and there was some contact but no flag flew to the displeasure of the Jacksonville fans.
3rd and 9 from the JAX 36.
PItch to Etienne on the right side and he is bundled up after a gain of one.
2nd and 9 from the JAX 36.
JAX will take over from their 35 looking to cut into this eight point lead with 4:45 to go in the third quarter.
Another dump down from Mahomes to McKinnon and he goes for 7 yards, but is well short of the first down.
4th and long and the Chiefs will punt.
Mahomes dumps it off to Edwards-Helaire and that screen pass goes for 6 yards.
3rd and 19 from the KC 14.
Mahomes escapes the pressure and picks up 9 yards on the scramble, but it's coming back again after another holding call.
2nd and 25 from the KC 8.
Mahomes looking to Pacheco out of the backfield but that pass was too far out infront of the RB.
2nd and 17 from the KC 16.
Pacheco with a hard six yards, but a holding call will back the Chiefs up 10 yards.
1st and 17 from the KC 16.
Quick look from Mahomes to Gray on the left side and he lowers a shoulder for 10 yards and a first down.
1st and 10 from the KC 24.
Mahomes dumps it off to Kelce on what looked like a broken play and Kelce fights his way for 4 yards.
2nd and 6 from the KC 14.
KC get the ball back from the 9 up by 8 and looking for a little insurance.
Lawerence had Kirk with first down yardage, but the WR couldn't come up with the catch that hit him in the hands and the Jags will punt.
4th and 10 from the JAX 37.
Short pass over the middle for Kirk and that 7 yard gain will still set up 3rd and long.
3rd and 10 from the JAX 38.
Lawrence is swarmed by three maybe even four Chiefs defenders for a loss of 7 yards!
2nd and 17 from the JAX 31.
Pass to the flat for Kirk and he moves the chains with a short gain of 4 yards.
1st and 10 from the JAX 38.
Etienne with a nice gain on first down, picking up 9 yards up the middle.
2nd and 1 from the JAX 34.
The Jags will start their first possession from the 25, down by 8 and looking to get their offense going.
For the first time this season Mahomes finds Kelce in the end zone to give the Chiefs an 8 point lead! Hard to believe they are up on the Jags after three turnovers in the first hafl.
Mahomes rolls right and he goes across his body to find Kelce wide open for a 6 yard TD!! That's what the Chiefs were missing in their Week 1 loss.
Chiefs lead 14-6 after the first possession of the first half.
Short look to Kelce on the stop route for 6 yards.
3rd and 3 from the JAX 9 coming up.
Pacheco gets the handoff on first down, and gets a yard on the rigth side.
2nd and 9 from the JAX 15.
Mahomes goes over the top for Watson and a perfect pass drops into the bread basket of the Wr for a 34 yard pick up!
1st and 20 from the JAX 16.
Mahomes over the middle for Kelce and that pass is batted away.
3rd and 10 from the 50.
Edwards-Helaire gets the handoff and he is wrapped up for no gain.
2nd and 10 from the 50.
Pacheco breaks a run to start the second half and he takes it 26 yards for a first down!
1st and 10 from the 50.
WE ARE BACK UNDERWAY FOR THE SECOND HALF OF ACTION!
KC get the ball from the 25 yard line.
For as tough as it's been for the Chiefs, the Jags have been struggling to move the ball. Lawrence has 101 yards passing and the run game only has 44 yards going into the first half.
The Chiefs finally got the offense going late in the first half, with Mahomes finding Moore on this beautiful back shoulder throw.
It was the Chiefs defense that kept their side in the game for the first 30 minutes, causing a fumble and a turnover on downs, which led to the only TD of the game.
Mahomes hasn't looked comfortable for any part of this game in Jacksonville. He's 15/21 for 144 for a TD and an INT.
Two fumbles and an interception and the Chiefs only gave up six first half points. Pretty impressive, but they have to clean it up on the offensive end if they want to avoid going 0-2.
FIELD GOAL JAGS!!!
Jacksonville cut the lead to one on the final play of the first half after McManus hits the 49 yarder.
Despite the three first half TOs the Chiefs lead 7-6 at the break.
Lawerence checks down to Etienne for a three yard pick up and that will move them just a little closer for the FG try with 3 seconds to go.
FG attempt from the KC 31.
Short out route to Kirk on the left side for a 4 yard pick up and he gets out of bounds with 9 on the clock.
2nd and 6 from the KC 34.
Lawrence with a dime over the top to Ridley for a 26 yard pick up and the Jags are inside KC territory!
1st and 10 from the KC 38.
With 27 seconds and two TOs what do the Jags do from their own 25?
Lawrence goes to the left side for Kirk who turns and fights for a first down. JAX call their second TO with 20 seconds on the first half clock.
After three first half turnovers, the Chiefs take the lead with a 9 yard TD catch on the back shoulder throw with 27 seconds left on the clock!
KC lead 7-3 after a dreadful first half.
Mahomes with a bullet down the middle for Gray and that moves the chains and puts the Chiefs inside the 10.
1st and Goal from the 9.
Kelce with his first catch of the game and he gets 7 yards down the middle.
2nd and 3 from the JAX 25.
KC go for it on 4th and 2 and Mahomes finds Edwards-Helaire out of the backfield for a 10 yard pick up to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the JAX 32.
Mahomes looks underneath for Gray and he does a great job fighting for extra yardage to get into range where the Chiefs will think about going for it after the Two Minute Warning.
4th and 2 from the JAX 42 with 2:00 to go.
Valdes-Scantling makes the short catch on the left side for a gain of 8 yards but the Chiefs are still looking at 3rd and long.
3rd and 14 from the KC 46.
An illegal formation will back the Chiefs up 5 more yards.
2nd and 22 from the KC 38.
Mahomes gets dropped on first down and almost lost the ball but KC recovers after a 7 yard loss.
2nd and 17 from the KC 43.
TURNOVER ON DOWNS!!!
The Jags come up empty after another turnover and they turn it over on downs as Jones gets his first sack since the holdout.
1st and 10 from the 50 for KC.
Timeout Jags with the play clock winding down. That's their first of the opening half.
Lawerence did a good job to keep his feet with defenders nibbling at his heels and picked up 6 yards but is 5 yards short of the marker and the offense stays on the field.
4th and 5 fro the KC 45.
Jacksonville going to their bag of tricks on a pass to the flat and Kirk threw it all the way back across the field to Etienne who was dragged down for a loss of 1.
3rd and 11 from the JAX 49.
Quick pass to Kirk was bobbled and dropped on first down.
2nd and 10 from the 50.
Pass to the flat for Engram and the big TE moves the chains for a 6 yard gain on the left side.
1st and 10 from the 50.
Johnson gets the handoff out of the shotgun and he runs downhill for an 8 yard gain.
2nd and 8 from the JAX 46.
They bring the chains out and Agnew got just enough.
1st and 10 from the JAX 36.
Stop route fro Agnew up the middle and he goes down quick right at the marker but will be down just short.
4th and short from the JAX 36.
Roll out from Lawrence and he was looking for Kirk on the shallow out route but that pass was batted down.
3rd and 5 from the JAX 31.
Etienne gets the handoff out of the shotgun and takes it up the middle for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the JAX 31.
A neutral zone infraction will give the Jags a free first down.
1st and 10 from the JAX 26.
Etienne gets a couple of straight handoffs he picks up 4 on first down and 5 on second.
3rd and 1 from the JAX 21.
Cisco reading the eyes of Mahomes and he picks off the future Hall of Famer for the third KC TO of the game.
A false start backs the Chiefs up five yards, and on 2nd and 14, Mahomes goes deep down the middle for Watson and it's picked off by Cisco!!!
JAX get the ball back from their 12 yard line after the third turnover of the game on KC!
Mahomes fumbled the snap and was lucky to pick it up and pick up a yard.
2nd and 9 from the KC 44.
After review it was deemed a lateral and the Chiefs take over from the KC 43!
Lawrence looks for the RB out of the backfield on a sideways pass and the pass was dropped and recovered by KC, but it was called imcomplete. KC will challenge because they think that was a lateral.
Mahomes with plenty of time finding Watson on a pass that would have moved the chains but the ball got popped out of his arms and the Jags pick up their second fumble of the game. Kelce got flagged for an unsportsmanlike penalty.
JAX take over from the KC 37!
McKinnon gets the handoff to the left side and he is wrapped up for a loss of two yards by Walker.
3rd and 7 from the KC 38.
Mahomes to the left side for Rice and that pitch and catch goes for 5 yards.
2nd and 5 from the KC 41.
Mahomes tucks and runs as the seas parted and he picks up 11 yards and moves the chains.
1st and 10 from the KC 36.
Mahomes looking to the air on first down and he goes to Moore down the field but the pass was a bit too high for his WR.
2nd and 10 from the KC 25.
The sun was all in the eyes of Jones who couldn't see the ball coming down and the Jags make the recovery but couldn't get into the end zone with great field position.
McManus comes on and bangs home the opening FG of the game from 32 yards out.
JAX up 3-0 with 13 minutes to go in the first half.
Lawrence going for six looking at Jones in the back of the endzone. He makes the but couldn't get his second foot down.
4th and 7 and the Jags will bring the FG unit on.
After a false start, Lawrence fakes a pass one way, then faked the other way and ran it up the middle for 5 yards.
3rd and 7 from the KC 14.
Etienne gets the handoff and he falls forward for three yards.
2nd and 7 from the JAX 14.
The Jags end up punting on 4th and short and Jones bobbles the snap and JAX recovers at the KC 17!!
Lob to Kirk over the top and he got STUCK by Watson who hit him a yard short of the marker and the Jags will have some time to think about going for it as we come to the end of the first quarter.
4th and 1 coming up out of the break.
Lawrence to the left side for Engram and he picks up 8 yards on the short pass to the sideline.
3rd and 2 from the JAX 33.
Etienne to the right side and the Chiefs defense hasn't allowed him any daylight today.
2nd and 10 from the JAX 25.
Lawrence going deep down the sideline for Ridley and he almost comes up with the catch while falling to the ground but the KC defender pushed him out of bounds and that give the Jags an automatic first down!
1st and 10 from the JAX 25.
Lawrence looking for Engram who was cutting inside and the pass was too far out in front of him.
3rd and 9 from the JAX 14.
Etienne is wrapped up for a short gain of one on the stretch hand off.
2nd and 9 from the JAX 14.
Short pass to Johnson on the left side, and he fights off a tackle to move the chains.
1st and 10 from the JAX 13.
Etienne gets the run from the 4 yard line and gets a couple on first down.
2nd and 8 from the JAX 6.
Short pass to McKinnon who is short of the marker after an 11 yard pick up.
4th and long fro the KC 37 and the Chiefs will punt, and they pin the Jags down inside the 2 yard line!
Mahomes scrambling around the pressure, and releases to Kelce who makes the first down catch, but a holding call will bring that play back.
3rd and 20 from the JAX 48.
Screen pass to Pacheco but the Jags sniff that out and stop him for no gain.
3rd and 10 from the JAX 36.
Mahomes going over the middle for Valdes-Scantling but that was batted in the secondary and almost picked off.
2nd and 10 from the JAX 36.
Mahomes going back to Toney and he fights for an extra 6 yards and a first down! What a comeback game he is having after a nightmare in Week 1.
1st and 10 from the JAX 36.
Mahomes looking for Kelce for the first time this season but =the pass falls incomplete.
2nd and 10 from the JAX 49.
Pass to the flat for Toney and he takes it 17 yards after getting a couple of big blocks down field.
1st and 10 from the JAX 49.
Mahomes moves right and a quick sling out to Toney to the right side picks up the first down after a 13 yard gain.
1st and 10 from the KC 34.
Short pass from Mahomes to Moore and he picks up 7 yards on the hitch route.
3rd and 3 from the KC 21.
KC go to the air on first down from their 14 and Mahomes was almost picked off on a long pass to the right sideline for Watson.
2nd and 10 from the KC 14.
After an illegal substitution on KC, the Jags go with a slant pattern for Ridley, but the coverage was good and the Jags go three and out.
4th and 5 from the JAX 36.
Lawrence wasn't ready for the snap on second down, and had to back track to avoid a fumble and his quick pass to Jones fell incomplete.
3rd and 10 from the JAX 31.
Lawrence to the air on first down, and his pass was batted down at the line.
2nd and 10 from the JAX 31.
Mahomes moving around the pocket, but it eventually collapsed on him and he found a lineman who made the catch, but the flag flies for illegal touching.
4th and 6 and the Chiefs go three and out.
Mahomes found Valdes-Scantling behind the first down marker but he makes a move backwards and that sets up a 3rd and 1 from the KC 19.
Mahomes and the Chiefs start their first drive from the 10 and Pacheco gets three on the first down run.
2nd and 7 from the KC 3.
Lawrence gets popped behind the line by Karlaftis and Danna on third down and the Jags will punt on their first possession.
4th and long form the KC 46.
Lawrence looking for Ridley over the middle and the diving receiver couldn't make the sprawling catch.
3rd and 6 from the KC 42.
Ettiene gets the handoff up the middle and he gets 4 yards on first down.
2nd and 6 from the KC 42.
Screen pass to Engram on the left side and he had a brigade of blockers he followed for a 17 yard gain after a coule of broken tackles.
1st and10 from the KC 46.
Comeback route by Ridley on the left side and he moves the chains for the first time with a 6 yard catch.
1st and 10 from the JAX 37.
Kirk with the first catch of the game on the right side, that goes for 5 yards to set up 3rd and medium.
3rd and 4 from the JAX 31.
Here comes Trevor Lawrence and the Jags starting their first drive from the 25.
On first down, Ettiene gets stuffed after a gain of one on a run up the middle.
2nd and 9 from the KC 26.
WE ARE UNDERWAY FROM JACKSONVILLE!!!
It's the Jags getting the ball first at home from a muggy TIAA Stadium.
The Chiefs are a three point favorite on the road today in Jacksonville with the Over/Under at 50.5.
Jacksonville giving points at home scares me a little bit, so I'm staying away from it, I'm taking the over, because I think there will be plenty of points to go around today at TIAA Bank Stadium.
KC gets Kelce back
Travis Kelce was the other big absence in the Chiefs opening week loss to the Detroit Lions after hyperextending his knee in practice leading up to last Thursday night. The Chiefs struggled to move the ball, especially in the second half, and you just had to wonder how that game would have been different if Mahomes had his favorite target available in Arrowhead last week. He was listed as questionable, but as you can see one of the best tight ends in the league is back for KC.
Jones agrees to deal
Chris Jones was a candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year last season after revolutionizing the Chiefs defense into a respected unit in the league. He was a big part of their Super Bowl title, and felt like he’s paychecks should reflect that. He held out this preseason, and into Week 1 as he sat in the suites at Arrowhead while his team lost to the Lions to start the season. It didn’t take too long for both he and the Chiefs to come to a temporary solution to get him on the field as soon as possible. He has a highly incentivized contract that could see him earn up to almost $20 million he completes certain objective throughout the season, including getting 15 sacks and winning defensive POY among others.
Divisional round matchup
Chiefs fans hearts dropped when Patrick Mahomes limped off the field with an injured ankle in the first half of the Divisional round matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After X rays came back negative, Mahomes came back in for the second half, as Chad Henne and the KC offense kept the Chiefs ahead 17-10 going into the final 30 minutes. Jacksonville closed the gap to three points early in the fourth quarter, but Mahomes made sure the Jags wouldn’t get a chance to tie the game late, orchestrating a 10 play TD drive that sent them to their fifth straight conference championship.
What lies ahead in Jax?
The Jacksonville Jaguars are without question the favorites to win their division, but they will have their sights set on much larger objectives this season. After years and years of high draft picks in the first round, the Jags are finally seeing the fruits of their labor pay off. Trevor Lawrence and Travis Ettiene have the offense moving in the right direction and last year’s top pick in the draft, Travon Walker is already one of the anchors on the defensive end. The AFC South should be a cup cake division to win, the Colts and Texans have rookie QBs and the Titans look like a team in decline, but the Jags will be eyeing a one of the top spots in the conference, and to do so, they need to win games like they have today.
Chiefs hit the road with their backs against the wall
This is unfamiliar territory for the Chiefs. For the first time in a long time they lost their season opener, and now hit the road to for a tough test against the Jags today. Kansas City has been the pole setter in the AFC for a long time, and they aren’t used to having to go into crisis mode, especially early in the season. There is a long way to go before the Chiefs fans start to worry about missing the playoffs, but two losses to open the season will certainly give the pundits something to talk about and to blow out of proportion in KC.
Jags last week
The Jags opened their season on the road in a hostile environment from a place they rarely win. It was a divisional matchup against a team in the rebuilding process, but that didn’t mean it was going to be easy for Jacksonville. Two TD passes from Trevor Lawrence in the first half had the Jags up 14-7 at the break but rookie QB Anthony Richardson and the Colts came roaring back, and took the lead on a 26 yard fumble recover for a TD late in the fourth quarter. Down 21-17, the Jags took the lead with a short touchdown run from Tank Bigsby with five minutes to go in the game. Jacksonville’s defense came up with an interception on the next possession, and Travis Ettiene Jr. closed the game out with a 26 yard TD run to start the season 1-0.
Chiefs last week
For the first time in the Patrick Mahomes era, the Chiefs dropped their opening week game. They went into last Thursday’s kickoff to the regular season on a 5 game wining streak in Week 1, and Mahomes was previously perfect in those games. The Lions picked off Mahomes which ended his perfect TD-INT ratio in season openers, and that led to the Chiefs first loss in Week 1 for the first time since before the Mahomes era. KC led 14-7 at halftime, but the Lions defense locked up the Chiefs offense in the final 30 minutes, as Brian Branch his interception of Mahomes to the house for six points. A fourth quarter TD run from David Montgomery put Detroit up by one with seven minutes, leaving Mahomes plenty of time. The Chiefs would get two more possessions but failed to get a first down in both as they dropped to 0-1 for the first time in nearly a decade.
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Hello everyone and welcome to Jacksonville where the Jaguars make their home debut after escaping from Indianapolis with a Week 1 win. The Jags are the new contenders on the block and come into this season with high expectations of getting even deeper into the playoffs this year. The team that knocked them out of the postseason last year comes to town today, and the Jags have a chance at revenge against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs who are hoping to avoid starting the season in an 0-2 hole.
Chiefs @ Jags
Two AFC heavyweights meet in an early season showdown to give us an premature indication of where the balance of power lies in the conference. The Kansas City Chiefs travel south looking for their first win of the season against a Jacksonville Jaguars who will be eager to prove themselves today. AS English will be with you all day providing live coverage, stats, highlights an analysis of this marquee matchup from TIAA Bank Stadium.