Jaguars vs. Chiefs: 5 reasonable predictions for Week 10
2. The Jaguars will force two turnovers vs. the Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes is the best quarterback in the NFL and there’s a good chance he will get into the Pro Football Hall of Fame once he calls it quits. Sure, Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills is also playing at a ridiculous level but Mahomes has done it for a longer stretch.
The Chiefs’ offense hasn’t missed a beat without wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who’s now with the Miami Dolphins. And if the Jaguars want to slow them down as much as possible, they will need to avoid overcomplicating things and stick to fundamentals. Also, forcing a couple of turnovers would help.
Both cornerback Tyson Campbell and linebacker Devin Lloyd have logged two interceptions this season and it would be huge if either one can pick Mahomes. Also, outside linebackers Dawuane Smoot and Josh Allen need to show out and come up with a forced fumble. The Jaguars’ defense showed the ability to create turnovers this season and should be able to get two against the Chiefs.
1. Travis Etienne will have another 100-yard game in Week 10
Travis Etienne has become an important piece of the Jaguars’ offense this season and his 680 rushing yards currently rank third in the league. He had his third straight 100-yard game against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 9 and he should get his fourth against the Chiefs.
Kansas City ranks fifth in the NFL in rushing yards allowed but Etienne found success running the ball against the Denver Broncos in Week 8 even though they had a better defense. Head coach Doug Pederson told the media that the coaching staff is considering decreasing Etienne’s workload but if the Jaguars want to beat the Chiefs, they’ll need another big game from him.