What's next for the Jaguars after losing to the Chiefs in Week 2?
This one is a disappointing loss to the Jaguars. Had they beat the Chiefs, they would have proven they're one of the top teams in the league right now. Instead, they couldn't take care of the business at home and are now 0-3 against the defending Super Bowl champs over the last two years.
In the opener, the Jags showed that they could win close games. In Week 2, they trailed the Chiefs once they scored their first touchdowns. A unit that ranked 10th in both total yards and points scored last year had only three field goals to show for. The Chiefs deserve praise for bracketing Calvin Ridley and limiting his impact. This left several opportunities for Christian Kirk, who logged his first 100-yard game of the year. Then again, it would have felt more meaningful if the feat had led to points on the scoreboard.
Having said that, it's not time to press the panic button yet. It's true that the Jaguars have their work cut out if they don't want to start a losing streak in 2023. They must fix the running game, and find out why the passing game was off. Working in their favor is that they have more than enough talent in place to make whatever adjustments to avoid falling to the 0-2 Houston Texans in Week 3 of the season. Similarly, it's too early in the season to let a loss like the one against the Chiefs define them.