Before the game begins, we wanted to ask the Big Cat Country team (and you!) a simple question:
“How will the Jaguars do against the Chiefs today?”
Alfie Crow (@AlfieBCC)
Jaguars win 31-24
Ryan Day (@ryaneatscake)
I think this is a big game for Blake Bortles and Dede Westbrook and I don’t think we see the typical letdown game from the Jaguars offense that we’ve seen recently after productive games from this unit.
Jaguars win 26-20
Jon Kirland (@BCBCouch)
There’s been no evidence that Blake Bortles can string together back to back strong performances, as yet. With the Chiefs knowing early that they don’t have to worry about Leonard Fournette and the offensive line being banged up despite everyone playing, I get the feeling the Jaguars just can’t put the points they’ll need on the scoreboard.
Chiefs win 23-13
Ryan O’Bleness (@ryanobleness)
This game scares me for obvious reasons. The Kansas City offense is electric and Patrick Mahomes is every bit as good as advertised. The Chiefs also have the benefit of home-field advantage. I don’t think Mahomes has ever seen a defense of this caliber, though. The Jacksonville defense has the ability to shut down this offend unlike anybody else has been able to do. Still, I could actually see this becoming a bit of a shootout. Everybody is talking up the Chiefs’ offense vs. the Jaguars’ defense, but this game may very well be decided by what Jacksonville’s offense can do against Kansas City’s poor defense. Rainy conditions may favor the Jaguars more, and the Chiefs had one less rest day as well.
Jaguars win 24-21
Brian Fullford (@iambwf)
I’ve rewritten this multiple times, picking the Jaguars to win, then the Chiefs, then the Jaguars, etc...
With all the storylines floating about, the one thing I keep coming back to are turnovers. Mahomes has 14 touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Jaguars have one interception. These stats scream for change.
My bold prediction is the Jaguars finally win the turnover battle. Partly because of the defense, but also because we see Steelers Killer Bortles (SKB).
If I’m being honest, this is probably a 100 percent heart pick. These teal glasses are surgically attached to my head.
Jaguars win 27-17
Filip Prus (@JaxonFil)
I think the Jaguars will struggle containing Mahomes in the pocket similar to Marcus Mariota a few weeks ago, and the only difference is Mahomes has a howitzer of an arm compared to Mariota’s water gun. My feeling is that the Jaguars offense will get the ball in a two-minute drill situation where they need a touchdown and Bortles and company won’t be able to overcome the crowd noise and inclement weather.
Chiefs win 30-24
What do you think? Got any predictions for the Jaguars vs. Chiefs game? What do you think the final score will be? Let us know in the comments below!