No expert at CBS Sports picked the Jacksonville Jaguars to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10 and it’s hard to blame them. Sure, the Jags managed to come from behind and beat the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9 but that’s a team that’s poised to have a top 3 pick, maybe the first overall, in next year’s draft.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs have the best offense in the league, and the only times they’ve lost this season were because they were held to 20 points or fewer, which might sound easy in theory but is pretty difficult in practice.
Having said that, the Jaguars have plenty of talent on both sides of the ball to keep things competitive. While it’s hard to project a win, here are five reasonable predictions for Week 10.
5. The Jaguars will hold Travis Kelce to 50 passing yards in Week 10
As recently as three years ago, debates about who the best tight ends in the NFL were. Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Zac Ertz were seen as the top 3 but Kelce has separated himself and there’s no question he’s the best of the bunch, which is why he’s gotten plenty of attention ahead of Week 10.
Kelce has hauled in 57 receptions for 659 yards with seven touchdowns this season and has been held to 50 yards or fewer just once. The Jaguars, on the other half, have struggled to cover tight ends but they’ll find a way to contain Kelce. He will probably manage to reach the end zone, but defensive coordinator Mike Caldwell’s unit will allocate plenty of attention to him and find a way to lessen his impact.