Two powerhouses on either side of the line of scrimmage face off for the title as the AFC’s top team, as the Jaguars take their #1 ranked defense on the road for the first time in three weeks, to face sensational Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs’ #1 ranked offense.
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3:24 PM: The Chiefs score a touchdown thanks in part to Hill beating Jalen for about a 40 yard gain, and is capped with a Kareem Hunt run for six. 30-7, Chiefs. The Jaguars try to get some garbage time momentum, and Bortles is intercepted for a third time today. See you guys next week for Dallas.
3:!6 PM: Garbage-time Bortles gets a big completion to Cole then hits Yeldon on a wheel route for the Jaguars touchdown. 23-7, as we near the end of the third quarter. Yippee.
3:09 PM: The Jaguars had the ball for a commercial break before punting back to the Chiefs, who marched down the field once again and kick another field goal. It’s 23-0 and this game can’t end fast enough.
2:52 PM: The Chiefs opening drive of the half stalls out as the Jags defense answers the call so that we can get the offense out here. Let’s see how they comically blow this possession!
2:36 PM: Blake Bortles threw an unhurried pass off the helmet of AJ Cann and into the arms of a Chiefs defender in the end zone to end the half. I’m going to now partake in inhibiting my alcoholism.
2:20 PM: Blake Bortles tries to lob a screen to Yeldon and puts it into the hands of a Chiefs lineman, who runs it back for a touchdown. This game is done, folks. 20-0 Chiefs.
2:18 PM: The Jaguars defense holds the Chiefs luckily to a field goal, as Yannick Ngakoue gets a sack on 3rd and goal. Big play of the drive was a long catch and run from tight end Travis Kelce. 13-0 Chiefs.
2:10 PM: And just like that, the Chiefs get it right back as Dee Ford beats Parnell around the edge and strips Bortles, recovered by KC.
2:07 PM: INTERCEPTION! Tashaun Gipson gets the first interception of the year by the Jags secondary, as the Chiefs were mounting another drive.
2:05 PM: Corey Grant is OUT with a foot injury.
INJURY UPDATE:@Jaguars running back Corey Grant has a foot injury and has been ruled OUT.— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) October 7, 2018
2:00 PM: The Jaguars offense finally gets going, marching down the field thanks mostly to the legs of TJ Yeldon.....but they go for it on 4th & 2 from the Chiefs 5 yard line and fail to convert. The two play calls on 3rd & 4th down were God awful. Chiefs lead 10-0.
1:43 PM: The Chiefs go 82 yards in over six minutes, and are stopped just short of the end zone by the Jags defense, but convert the field goal to go up, 10-0. The Jaguars are getting manhandled on both lines of scrimmage thus far, and that’s all you need to know about why the team is trailing. If it doesn’t change, it’s going to be blow out time.
1:28 PM: The next Jags drive starts off promising as Blake hits DJ Chark deep for about 30 yards, but a sack allowed by AJ Cann, and two overthrows to Moncrief on two deep posts, shuts it down. Jags punt back to the Chiefs, who take over inside their 20.
1:22 PM: Chiefs take their first possession and have their way with the defense, like no one has had this season. Mahomes converts two 3rd downs, Kelce takes a pass 25 yards, and the drive is capped by Mahomes running it in from 6 yards out. The Jags have to score on this drive, or this game is going to be a blow out, it appears. 7-0 Chiefs.
1:07 PM: Jaguars open the game converting on a 3rd down pass from Bortles to Keelan Cole, but the drive stalls quickly after following a dropped screen to Yeldon and a way inaccurate throw to O’Shaughnessy. Jaguars wisely punt away from Tyreek Hill and Chiefs will start at their 30.
1:00 PM: It’s time, Jaguars will receive with a pouring rain coming down.
11:55 AM: Telvin’s cleats are impressive.
11:51 AM: It’s going to be the worst weather the Jags have played in since last season’s game at Cleveland. This is a game you wish you had your Pro Bowl caliber power running back.
11:33 AM: No surprises on the Jags inactives, thankfully. Rookie undrafted free agent Quenton Meeks will fill in for Tre Herndon on special teams.
#Jaguars inactives:— Phillip Heilman (@phillip_heilman) October 7, 2018
RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring)
CB D.J. Hayden (toe)
CB Tre Herndon (hamstring)
T Will Richardson
DT Eli Ankou
DE Dawuane Smoot
G Chris Reed
11:15 AM: Good morning! There is a lot of rain already falling at Arrowhead Stadium today, and more is in the forecast as the day plays out. It will be interesting to see how the running games for both teams play today, as I really feel that may make the difference. The inactives for each team will arrive shortly.