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Expect the Jaguars to Run the Ball A Lot Against the Chiefs

Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 25 Plays: 8 Plays: 3 Plays: 94 Plays: 11 Plays: 7 Plays: 21
NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 32 NFL Rank: 32 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 24 NFL Rank: 32 NFL Rank: 19
Avg Gain: 9.52 Avg Gain: 3.50 Avg Gain: 7.00 Avg Gain: 5.88 Avg Gain: 1.18 Avg Gain: 4.71 Avg Gain: 5.48
NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 2 NFL Rank: 32 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 11

There's no secret what the Jacksonville Jaguars want to do against the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.  In fact, it's about as close to a guarantee as possible, if you ask me.  The Jags will rush the ball, a lot, and they will go up the middle, a lot.

Interestingly, the Jags are only ahead of the Chiefs in number of times rushing up the middle.  More than all but two teams have been rushed on, up the middle, than the Chiefs.  They're doing a decent job stopping it, though, giving up 4.5 yards per play up the middle, which is good for 21st in the NFL.

Okay, that number isn't great, but it represents an upgrade from 2008.

Here's how the Chiefs rush defense stacks up.  Let us know what, if anything, you can take out of this.

Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 27 Plays: 16 Plays: 9 Plays: 82 Plays: 19 Plays: 16 Plays: 27
NFL Rank: 9 NFL Rank: 25 NFL Rank: 26 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 17 NFL Rank: 30 NFL Rank: 11
Avg Gain: 7.41 Avg Gain: 3.81 Avg Gain: 4.22 Avg Gain: 4.50 Avg Gain: 5.58 Avg Gain: 3.13 Avg Gain: 4.59
NFL Rank: 28 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 18 NFL Rank: 21 NFL Rank: 29 NFL Rank: 6 NFL Rank: 17