Chiefs persevere capturing first win of season over Jaguars
In what was a game that can be summarized as “very sloppy”, fans expected a shootout as the Chiefs were looking to explode offensively in week 2 of the NFL season. It did not turn out that way whatsoever. The Jacksonville Jaguars also expected to have revenge on their mind since last season’s AFC Wild Card game was the last time they played a game before their week 1 win in Indianapolis. The Jaguars could not muster a touchdown throughout the entire game. Their first points came in the second quarter, and it was a field goal.
In fact, all 9 points that were scored were only 3 field goals in a span of four quarters. Jacksonville Jaguars coaches know field goals will not be able to beat the Chiefs. Conversely, Kansas City Chiefs got off to a very slow start, but ultimately Patrick Mahomes stood in the pocket to complete 29 of 41 passes for 305 yards, and did throw for 1 interception but threw for 2 key touchdowns to capture a 17 to 9 victory. It was Mahomes’ 28th birthday and the best birthday present for Patrick was a Kansas City Road victory, and especially the first win of the season.
The return of Travis Kelce for the Chiefs picked up where the Super Bowl left off with Kelce having 4 receptions for 26 yards, but more importantly 1 touchdown. Skyy Moore added a touchdown as well to lift Chiefs to a 1-1 record. Another key cog to the Chiefs defense returned on limited snaps was Chris Jones which still had 1.5 sacks in limited play. Kansas City will host the Bears on Sunday returning to Arrowhead Stadium where the Chiefs’ fans are sure to be loud and welcome the return of Kelce and Jones. For the Jaguars, they will host the Houston Texans in their second AFC South division game after beating the Indianapolis Colts in Week one. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence will have to have a better performance than he did against the Chiefs. Lawrence did not have any turnovers, however his 68.8 rating was not efficient as he was not able to lead his offense into the end zone all game.