Although the Jacksonville Jaguars are trailing the Chiefs 7-0, it’s good to see linebacker Devin Lloyd make plays early in the game.
For a moment, it looked like the Jags were going to let the Kansas City Chiefs crack the scoreboard in the first possession of their Week 10 matchup but rookie linebacker Devin Lloyd scooped the fumble and gave the ball back to the offense.
Jacksonville started with a bang. The Chiefs were set to get the football first but Jaguars kicker Riley Patterson attempted an onside kick that he promptly recovered. Unfortunately, the Jags couldn’t seize the opportunity. Trevor Lawrence threw a pass that could have given the offense a big gain but wide receiver Christian Kirk couldn’t hold onto the football, which led to the Jags’ first punt of the game.
The Chiefs got the ball and Patrick Mahomes went on to show why he’s the best quarterback in the NFL. He had no trouble marching down the field. Blitzing him had no use as he put on display his ability to scramble and avoid pressure. Similarly, the Jaguars’ defense had no answer for wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster and tight end Travis Kelce.
Kansas City got to the Jaguars’ 13-yard and seemed poised to score but running back Isaiah Pacheco fumbled and linebacker Devin Lloyd recovered. Here’s a clip of the former Utah Ute scooping the ball and giving it back to the offense.
The Jaguars’ offense must get going vs. the Chiefs in Week 10
Unfortunately, the Jaguars’ offense wasn’t able to do much after Lloyd’s recovery. They went three-and-out and ended up punting. To make matters worse, the Chiefs had no trouble once again driving down the field and a 6-yard touchdown reception by wide receiver Kadarious Toney capped a five-play, 80-yard drive.
As of this writing, the Jags are trailing the Chiefs 7-0 and if they want to avoid keep falling behind, both the offense and the defense will need to wake up.