Tom Ruprecht (@truprecht) That Titans game was bruising. I could see Kansas City being a little beat up and suffering a slight letdown. I like the Chiefs to win, but the line seems too high. Maybe this is the game Trevor Lawrence doesn’t throw a dumb red zone interception, so it stays close. But again: the Chiefs win. Kramer Sansone (@KramerTalks) This game has all the writing on the wall that could make it a trap game for the Chiefs. The Jaguars came back and defeated the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9 — and could use that momentum going into this week. I am curious how the Kansas City defense will adapt to a different RPO style — especially with how Travis Etienne has played in recent weeks.
This Jaguars matchup is going to be a completely different game to watch. Jacksonville can challenge the Chiefs with speed at the skill positions on both offense and defense. While they can run the ball, they aren’t as one-dimensional as the Titans were. Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne will likely put up some numbers against Steve Spagnuolo’s group, which will keep this one relatively close.
Lawerence — one of the worst quarterbacks against the blitz — is sacked four times and throws two interceptions as the Chiefs win big. Chiefs 38, Jaguars 17 Ashley Justice (@Justice_Paur88) In this league, you often hear that no team should be overlooked — and that holds true for the Jaguars. I think they’re one upset win away from having the confidence to really be a team to watch. Still, the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes — and you just can’t compare him to Trevor Lawrence. Whether the cold weather ends up impacting the Jaguars — or Kansas City just out-muscles the 3-6 visiting team — the odds are simply in the Chiefs' favor. I think this will be another game where we see multiple receivers make plays — and maybe even some fun plays that they want to work out.
But this game will be won on turnovers — where I think the Chiefs will have the edge. Chiefs 28, Jaguars 24 Jared Sapp (@TrumanChief) I would be more concerned about this being a trap game if Kansas City wasn’t coming off an underwhelming performance against the Titans. Given the contrasting ways in which the Chiefs and Jaguars typically start their games, this matchup will likely see a competitive first quarter. But as the game goes on, Jacksonville’s issues with adjusting on both sides of the ball will allow Kansas City to own the second half and come out on top. It will be one of those games where defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo trades yards for time as the fourth quarter goes on, so a late Jaguars score will probably make their performance look more respectable than it truly was. Chiefs 31, Jaguars 20 Nick Schwerdt (@nick_schwerdt) Why have the Chiefs struggled out of the gates at home this season? They’ve had late comebacks against the Chargers, Raiders and Titans — and lost to the Buffalo Bills.
But in the end, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense will continue to execute like we have seen for much of the season. Sure... there’s always a chance for a stinker, but I am optimistic that the Jaguars’ defense won’t present the same challenges as those that have previously slowed the Kansas City offense. Watch Game 2 of Kadarius Toney’s Chiefs career and the second week of Trent McDuffie’s return; these two young players could be key contributors down the stretch. As the coaches try to revive the running game, I’d also expect a good stat line for Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Chiefs 38, Jaguars 20 Bryan Stewart (@BryanStewart_) Just going off my memory bank of similarly staged games in the Andy Reid era, this game most likely goes in one of two ways: either the Chiefs sleepwalk through it — and need Patrick Mahomes to save them from an upset late in the fourth quarter — or they come out ready to handle business in a dominant fashion.
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Unless this ends up being a trap game because of the now-primetime matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11, the combination of Kansas City being the overwhelming home favorite and the amazing play of their superstar quarterback makes it hard to imagine the Chiefs losing this one. Chiefs 37, Jaguars 13 Stan Nelson (@chiefsfanstan) While there are those that think that this could be a classic trap game for Kansas City — and it certainly has all the ingredients for it — I don’t think the Chiefs are going to make the same mistakes they did in Week 3 against the Colts. And even if they somehow allow the Jaguars to hang around, in the end, Mahomes’ I-am-absolutely-not-going-to-allow-us-to-lose-this-game attitude will come through, allowing Kansas City to walk away with its seventh win. But I honestly do not think this one is going to be close. Across the board, the Chiefs are a far superior team.
I think this game will be a fight — but for only for three quarters. Then the Chiefs will dominate the fourth quarter and win by 10. Chiefs 27, Jaguars 17 Talon Graff (@CoachGraff34) So far, the AFC South has been a gauntlet for the Chiefs. In Week 9, the Titans gave them everything they could handle. We all remember Week 3’s second-half meltdown against the Indianapolis Colts. Now they face Doug Pederson’s Jaguars, who are 3-6 but have not lost a game by more than seven points. 2021’s No.
I don’t have a great theory — and it probably doesn’t matter. This week it’s a good old-fashioned Noon kickoff against a middling Jacksonville squad that’s been a model of inconsistency this year. So that’s my working theory: that the early kickoff will get the Chiefs right on Sunday. Stephen Serda (@StephenSerda) The Jaguars are the NFL’s third-youngest team — and their record shows it. They’ve got young talent on both sides of the ball that can give Kansas City more problems than we think — but the Chiefs' experience (and the fact that the game is at Arrowhead) will be what puts them over the top. I think it plays a little closer than we might like — and every time I pick Kansas City to win in a blowout, it goes the opposite way. While he’s playing at this level, Jacksonville’s young defense just isn’t up to the task of slowing down Patrick Mahomes. Chiefs 31, Jaguars 21 Matt Stagner (@stagdsp) Last Sunday, it was a heavyweight fight against a physical Tennessee team.
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The Chiefs also need to find a way to slow down Jaguars running back Travis Etienne, who is a bona fide stud. That being said, it feels like this game was decided when the Jaguars decided to draft running back Leonard Fournette over Patrick Mahomes with the fourth pick in the 2017 NFL Draft; Jacksonville has been playing catchup ever since.
Trevor Lawrence could one day grow into a superstar, but he’s not there yet. Doug Pederson is a good coach, but he still has a long way to go to be in the same category as Andy Reid. Jacksonville looks like a team that is just now setting out to build its legacy. It just isn’t there yet. Ricko Mendoza (@ricko_mendoza_) The Chiefs have defeated the Jaguars five straight times — and this matchup should be no different. Patrick Mahomes is coming off a breathtaking performance against the Titans in which he threw for a massive 446 yards and one touchdown while leading the team in rushing with 63 yards and a touchdown.
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