Jaguars have narrow lead vs. Chiefs, Andre Cisco INT puts them in control of the game

Jaguars S Andre Cisco is one again in the news, this time for his playmaking prowess.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) sprints with the ball during kick return drills.
Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) sprints with the ball during kick return drills. / Bob Self/Florida Times-Union / USA TODAY

Safety Andre Cisco made headlines in the opener because a video of him signing autographs went viral. He's in the news again after intercepting Patrick Mahomes in the Jacksonville Jaguars' bout against the Kansas City Chiefs.

If you expected the Jags to engage in a shootout with the Chiefs in Week 2, you were most likely disappointed early on. The Jags are currently up 3-0. Neither team was able to reach the end zone in the first quarter and things didn't get much better in the second quarter, at least not at the beginning. Then again, the Jacksonville defense has done a good job of containing Patrick Mahomes.

The silver lining is that the Jaguars have gotten excellent play from both their special teams and defense. To begin the second quarter, Chiefs wide receiver Justin Watson muffed a punt that Tim Jones promptly scooped. Although Jacksonville was within striking distance of the end zone, they had to settle on a field goal, making it 3-0. The good news is that the defense has managed to keep Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City offense in check. Not long after they got the ball back, cornerback Darious Williams forced a fumble that linebacker Foyesade Oluokun recovered to get the Jags into the Chiefs' territory.

But instead of seizing the opportunity, Jamal Agnew dropped a ball that the Chiefs recovered. Safety Andre Cisco was having none of it though. Mahomes took a deep shot and Cisco reeled it in. Here's a video of his interception:

The Jaguars offense must hit their stride to pull off the upset vs. the Chiefs

The Jags tried to establish the run early in the game without much success. Travis Etienne had five carries but only mustered eight yards. The lanes aren't simple there for him to take off. The passing game wasn't much better though, registering 50 yards on 17 plays in the first quarter. On the other hand, Trevor Lawrence was a bit off on a pass to Calvin RIdley on the second drive that would have given them a great field position.

As of this writing, the Jaguars are winning but just by a slim margin. They need to continue to play solid defense and get ahead of the scoreboard if they want to pull off the upset and end a losing streak of seven games against the Chiefs.

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