“It’s going to be fun,” Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill said. “This is by far the best defense we have faced. … We’ve got the best offense going against the best defense, the fastest offense against the fastest defense, so it’s going to be crazy, plays made everywhere.”
The team that makes the most plays is the likely winner of this early-season showdown. But it’s difficult to figure whether that will be the Chiefs or the Jaguars.cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping
The Chiefs scored at least 38 points in each of their first three games before getting only 27 in Monday night’s win over Denver. The Chiefs were held to 13 in the first 3 1/2 quarters until they scored two touchdowns to overtake the Broncos.
They’re reliable in the red zone, scoring a touchdown on 82 percent (second in the league) of their trips inside the opponents’ 20. They convert 49 percent of their third-down plays (third). With just one turnover (first) and five sacks allowed (tied for first), they don’t beat themselves.
The Jaguars are their opposites. They lead the league not only in points allowed per game (14.0) but yards per game (259.3) and passing yards per game (164.3). They’ve allowed a touchdown on 25 percent (second in the league) of the opponents’ trips inside the 20 and just seven completions of at least 15 yards down the field (second).
“You look at them and you don’t find a whole lot of weakness really at any position,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “You can start right up front and go all the way to the back end and everything in between. … You love the challenge of playing against a team like this.”nfl cheap jerseys nike
Reid called the Jaguars arguably the best defensive team in the league. What’s not an argument is that this is the best defense the Chiefs have faced this season.
None of Kansas City’s first four opponents are in the top half of the league in scoring defense. Three are in the bottom eight. Granted, having already played the Chiefs does not help their ranking.
“They do a lot of things really well and they kind of do the same stuff but they do it to a very high [level],” Mahomes said. “They have a ton of talent over there. We’ve got to utilize our weapons and our offense and do what we can to attack them.”