3 reasons Jaguars can pull off upset win over Chiefs in Week 2

How can the Jaguars force Kansas City to start the year at an unforeseen record of 0-2?
Jacksonville Jaguars, Patrick Mahomes, Trevor Lawrence
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2. Chiefs pass defense is vulnerable

There was a lot of talk about the Lions' one-two punch at running back, between David Montgomery and Jahmyr Gibbs each showing some good things against the Chiefs last Thursday. But, quarterback Jared Goff also had himself a great game. The Chiefs pass defense allowed 250 yards through the air, which ended up being the sixth-most given up in Week 1 around the league.

On the flip side, you have a Jaguars passing attack that put up 237 yards through the air, with almost half of that coming from Calvin Ridley in his first game back in quite some time. If Ridley's first game with Trevor Lawrence is any indication of what's to come, the Chiefs could be in trouble.

Both Chiefs outside cornerbacks, L'Jarius Sneed and Joshua Williams, struggled in coverage against the Lions. Williams earned a Pro Football Focus grade of 54.4 in coverage, while Sneed was given a grade of 50.3.

It isn't just Ridley, either. Obviously, we know that both Zay Jones and Christian Kirk are viable options for Lawrence, and then you have tight end Evan Engram who can line up out wide, just as we saw in Week 1. The Jaguars have the weapons in the passing game to get it done, and the Chiefs' pass defense is weak, from what we've seen in just one game.