Last week the Broncos showed that Mahomes does have weaknesses, but were not able to put the game away. Expect to see a hyper aggressive defensive game plan from Jacksonville in an attempt to put as much pressure on the Chiefs as possible. Watching the Chiefs passing game against the Jaguars pattern match defense will be intriguing. How is the Sacksonville defense able to adapt and overcome Andy Reid's ability to take advantage of what defenses give him? It should be a big week offensively with the Chiefs defense being so poor. The Jaguars have to get the run game going and TJ Yeldon needs to have a day running the ball, not just catching.
Jaguars 24, Chiefs 21
The dynamics of the game change greatly with an 80% chance of rain on Sunday. While America will be wanting this to be a game in which Pat Mahomes airs it out against the Jaguars defense, they will have to lean heavily on the run game. In inclement weather games dating back to 2017, the Jaguars offense has struggled. Give me the Chiefs to win this one.
Jaguars 16, Chiefs 17
This will be the most creative and talented offense we see all year. One of the things that the Jaguars have struggled with in the past is vertical speed. Tyreek Hill is going to be a terror against the Jaguars secondary. Travis Kelce and Pat Mahomes connection has been hit or miss lately, but Kelce is still a top five talent at a position that has given the Jags defense fits in the past. I expect an offensive game and a Chiefs victory.
Jaguars 28, Chiefs 34
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The Jaguars need a win in Kansas City to ensure they'll at least stay tied atop the AFC South. They'll also look to prove their number one ranked defense can handle the top offense in football. There will be no lack of motivation for the Sacksonville defense. While the talk has been about the Jaguars defense against the Chiefs offense, Blake Bortles and the Jaguars offense should be able to carve up the Chiefs through the air and find success on the ground against a defense surrendering 5.7 yards per carry this year. Jacksonville will move to 4-1 after an exciting, albeit rainy contest. The Jaguars offense will rush for over 150 yards and the Sacksonville defense will sack Mahomes five times.
Jaguars 27, Chiefs 20