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Announcers Were Right on Keys to the Chiefs, Jaguars Game

Prior to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-21 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, CBS announcers Bill Macatee and Steve Beuerlein laid out the keys to the game for each side.

Beuerlein was actually the Jaguars No. 1 draft pick in their inaugural season but he didn't appear to show any bias.

Here were the keys to the game, according to CBS, and how each team fared in that area.

Chiefs: Convert on 3rd downs

"They've got to convert 3rd downs and keep MJD off the field," Beuerlein said.

The Chiefs converted on 4 of 13 third down conversions.  Good for a 31% conversion rate.

Five of those eight missed opportunities were on three-and-outs.  The Chiefs did not have a drive longer than 8 plays.  Part of that is failure to convert on third down.

The 31% actually represents an improvement on the Chiefs part.  For the season they've converted 21 of 100 3rd downs, or 21%.

Jaguars: No three-and-outs

"They've got to find their rhythm early or it's going to be a long day," Beuerlein said.  Indeed that was the case. 

The Jaguars drove inside the Chiefs 40 on two of the first three possessions, but only came away with seven points so they were moving early.

In 11 possessions, the Jaguars only had 2 three-and-outs (compared to the Chiefs 5 in 12 possessions).

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Yep, national pundits still seem to be zeroing in on the Chiefs NFL worst third down conversion percentage, and rightfully so.