Sep 13, 2023

KC Chiefs Game Notes: Chiefs vs. Jaguars Sept. 17

Posted Sep 13, 2023 3:13 PM
2023 Game Notes
2023 Game Notes

The Kansas City Chiefs travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Kickoff on Sunday. Sept. 17 is slated for 12 p.m. CT. KC enters the contest looking for its first win after falling 21-20 to the Detroit Lions in Week 1. The Chiefs hold an 8-6 all-time record against the Jaguars and have won six straight games against the club.

The Chiefs are on their quest for an eighth straight AFC West title.Over the last four seasons the Chiefs have played in three Super Bowls (LIV, LV and LVII). Kansas City has hosted a record five-straight AFC Championship Games at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. In 2022. the Chiefs finished with a 14-3 record and the number one seed in the AFC. KC has clinched seven-consecutive AFC West titles, tying for the second-longest streak in NFL history (NE - 11, 2009-19). Since 2015, Kansas City has tallied a 42-6 record (.875) against AFC West opponents, the NFL's best divisional record over an eight-year span since divisional realignment in 2002. Under Head Coach Andy Reid. KC has qualified for the postseason nine times in 10 seasons and has nine 10+ win seasons. Reid owns 269 career victories (regular and postseason combined). He ranks fifth on the NFL's all-time wins list. He has tallied 117 regular season wins in Kansas City.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is in his sixth season as the club's starting quarterback. As the starter, Mahomes has led the team to five-consecutive home AFC Championship Games, three Super Bowl appearances and earned NFL MVP (2018, 2022) and Super Bow MVP honors (2019, 2022). Since 2018, he leads the league in yards (24,183), touchdowns (184). 254 yard completions (209) and first down throws (1,193). With onty 49 interceptions (since 2018), he owns a +145 TDAINT ratio, the highest mark of any active QB in that span. He owns 41 career games of 300% passing yards. TE Travis Keice has recorded an NFL record sever-straight 1,000-yard receiving seasons (1,338 yards in 2022). He owns 35 games with 100+ receiving yards (most in NFL history for a tight end) and has caught at least one pass in 161 consecutive games (reg. and postseason). Since entering the NFL in 2013, Kelce leads all tight ends in receiving yards (10,344) and receptions (814). He ranks first in touchdowns (69) and catches of 25+ yards (81). Defensively, DT Chris Jones recorded 15.5 sacks last sesson and CB L'Jarius Sneed recorded a team-high three INTs.

The 2023 Chiefs feature several new faces including two new tacides, Jawaan Taylor (RT) and Donovan Smith (LT). The club drafted DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah in the first round (31 overall) and WR Rashee Rice in the second round (55 overall) of the 2023 NFL Draft held in Kansas City. For the first time in six seasons the Chiefs have a new offensive coordinator. OC Matt Nagy takes on that role for the club after serving in that same capacity from 2016-17. This year's regular season schedule features eight games vs. seven playoff teams from 2022. The combined 2022 record of Kansas City's 2023 home and away opponents is 147-140-0 (.512).