The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-21 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium. The Chiefs were down 18 in the fourth quarter before the offense got hot late to make the score respectable.
Once again, it’s time to award game balls to the best of the worst.
Offense: Chris Chambers
The main reason the Chiefs were able to make a late game surge was because of two big time catches from Chambers. The first was a 54 yard pass and catch that provided the first signs of life from the Kansas City offense. The second was a nifty 5 yard catch in the endzone along the sideline.
The playmaking of Chambers has to make you wonder why he was only targeted four times and a guy like Lance Long got eleven looks. Hopefully as he becomes more comfortable in the offense, we will see more of Chambers and less of guys like Long. Don’t get me wrong, Long is a nice story and solid special teams player but things aren’t going well for the Chiefs if he is your leading receiver.
Defense: Tyson Jackson
With the secondary in shambles, the Chiefs needed a huge effort from their defensive line and the unit almost delivered thanks to a solid effort from Jackson. Coming into the game he only had 5 tackles on the season but racked up 7 against the Jaguars. Along with Tamba Hali and Glenn Dorsey, Jackson pressured Jacksonville QB David Garrard for much of the game. Unfortunately the defense couldn’t quite seal the deal when it came to taking down the Jaguars signal caller.
Look for Jackson to have a huge game next week against the Raiders as he continues to adjust to the speed of the NFL.
Special Teams: Dustin Colquitt
At least the Chiefs have the best punter in the league!
Colquitt put four of his punts inside the 20 with three of them landing at the 10, 12 and 14 respectively. He also saved a touchdown at the end of the first half when took down Rashean Mathis at the Chiefs 15 yard line as the Jaguars cornerback attempted to return Ryan Succop’s failed 56 yard field goal attempt.