3 truths and 2 lies from the Jaguars frustrating loss to the Chiefs

• Let's look at some of the narratives surrounding the Jaguars following their loss to the Chiefs in Week 2
Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) holds off Kansas City Chiefs Matt Dickerson.
Jacksonville Jaguars guard Brandon Scherff (68) holds off Kansas City Chiefs Matt Dickerson. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY
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There's nothing fun about losing and the Jacksonville Jaguars must feel frustrated about dropping their home opener to the Kansas City Chiefs. The fact that it was due mostly to self-inflicted wounds certainly stings. That said, the Jags can't dwell in the past too much.

It wasn't just one thing but rather a combination of factors that held the offense back and limited Jacksonville to nine points. Having said that, the sky isn't falling for the Jaguars just yet. They have ample time to fix things and get back on track. With that in mind, here are three truths and two lies from the Week 2 loss to the Chiefs.

Truth 3: Jaguars WR Christian Kirk is the same player he was in 2022

Calvin Ridley made an impact in his debut with the Jaguars, hauling in eight receptions for 101 yards with one touchdown in the opener. Meanwhile, Christian Kirk, their leading receiver last year, finished the game with just one catch for a measly nine yards. This led to questions about whether he had a poor outing or he was a one-year wonder.

Kirk proved in Week 2 that he was still the same playmaker he was last year, catching 11 receptions for 110 yards against Kansas City. This shouldn't have surprised anyone. The Jaguars have so many weapons on offense that the weekly matchups will determine who ends up with the most receptions. In Week 1, Kirk often saw double coverage while Ridley and tight end Evan Engram had favorable matchups.

Not surprisingly, Ridley and Engram had the most targets. Move forward to Week 2 and the Chiefs made an effort to neutralize Ridley, which left many opportunities for Kirk. Depending on the coverage they see in future games, expect a different player to lead the team in yards/catches each week.