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NFL Odds: Jaguars could end up double-digit underdogs against Chiefs

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For all that’s in the news about the Jacksonville Jaguars, many forget they actually have a game with the Kansas City Chiefs coming up on Sunday. The team will head to Missouri on Saturday and the betting line has been interesting to watch with everything going on. The line opened up as Jaguars +8 and in some places it’s already moved to +9 and I wouldn’t be shocked to see it move into the double digits prior to kickoff.

This is with it being known that Alex Smith probably wasn’t going to play and Jamaal Charles would be going on injured reserve.

That’s how bad of a spot the Jaguars are in and how much faith the betting public has in the team.

To be perfectly honest, who can blame them? Why would an objective, rational person think anything other than another blowout will happen for the Jaguars on Sundaywhen they head to Arrowhead? The team is coming off back-to-back blowout losses, one of which they appeared like they gave up before halftime. The team just fired their offensive coordinator and the quarterback flew in a personal mechanics coach. To top it all off, you have the players sniping back at fans who are frustrated with another dreadful start to the season.

When the schedule came out, I assumed this was a loss regardless because the Chiefs are a good team and Arrowhead is a tough place to play. With how things have played out however, I’m afraid that this game could end up just like the San Diego Chargers game in Week 2, even with Nick Foles starting at quarterback.