Jaguars vs. Chiefs: As Expected, KC Shuts Down Maurice Jones-Drew Rush Attack

KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars carries the ball during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 42-20 on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. We made some predictions before the game and in a couple of places the Chiefs exceeded expectations. It was really a balanced performance from the Chiefs.

Here's a look at how I did with my pregame predictions.

Maurice Jones-Drew will not pass 100 yards rushing.

Correct. He had 47 yards on 16 carries which is less than three yards per carry. That is an outstanding job by the Chiefs defense shutting down the Jaguars most dangerous piece.

It wasn't all bad for MJD, though.

I said before the game that MJD would not be a good fantasy football player this week. I was wrong on that one as he added 74 yards receiving and a touchdown. It wasn't a wasted day for MJD but he couldn't get much of a rush going against the Chiefs.

The Chiefs win the turnover battle +2.

Wrong. The Chiefs won +3. I thought the Chiefs would be able to get an interception or two and they did that along with a big fumble recovery. The Chiefs defense wasn't sound the entire game but came up with huge plays (including six points).

The Chiefs will record three or more sacks

Wrong. Tamba Hali got to Todd Bouman one time and pressured him a couple of other times. The Chiefs pass rush wasn't dominant as Bouman had time in the first half but the defense made up for it.

The Chiefs will create over 400 yards of offense

Correct. The Chiefs had 193 yards passing and 236 rushing. They did a lot of things right on offense and I think this was almost the ideal type of game for Todd Haley and the coaching staff. They don't want to make Cassel the type of quarterback who has to win the game for them and he didn't have to on Sunday but he was part of the solution. Overall a solid, balanced performance from the Chiefs offense.

The Chiefs will win.

Correct. The Chiefs did win the game, 42-20.


My predictions came out pretty close and I even underestimated the number of turnovers on defense. Let us know how you did on your predictions.

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