On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs open the 2019 season on the road against the Jacksonville Jaguars. For the Chiefs, it’s the first game that matters in the record books since losing to the Patriots in last season’s AFC Championship Game.
For the Jaguars, it’s been a little while longer. What, then, can the Kansas City Chiefs and fans expect from the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that underwhelmed in 2018 after a surprising playoff run the previous season? A team that moved on from its five-year starting quarterback while handing the reigns to a former Super Bowl MVP?
That’s what this article aims to answer: getting you ready for Sunday’s game by introducing to you the newest edition of the Jaguars.
The last time the Jaguars took the field, they lost to the Houston Texans 20-3 on December 30th. That loss dropped them to 5-11 and four games back of the third place team in the AFC South. It was quite the fall for a team that, just the year before, had won the AFC South with a 10-6 record and reached the AFC Championship Game.
Last season’s dud spurred the Jaguars into making some changes. It’s the Jags’ hope that those changes can get the team back to where they were in 2017: a dangerous squad on the rise.
For this article, I’ve reached out to David Levin from Black & Teal, FanSided’s site covering the Jaguars. David has graciously taken the time to answer some questions regarding the Jaguars as well as questions regarding this particular match-up.