Jaguars’ Stifling Defense Overwhelms Chiefs 17-7

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor (28) tries to avoid Kansas City Chiefs
The Jacksonville Jaguars were one second from a shutout of the home team Kansas City Chiefs, except that Chiefs quarterback Brodie Croyle threw a 13-yard pass to wide receiver Samie Parker to account for the Chiefs’ lone score. A stout Jaguars defense controlled the line of scrimmage the entire game as they defeated the listless Chiefs 17-7.

Poor field position did the Chiefs (2-3) in as they started their first three drives from their own 3, 20 and 8. In addition, the Chiefs generated only 271 yards of total offense, 261 of that total passing. The Jaguars (3-1) also exercised total domination in game control, having the ball for almost 37 minutes of the game. The Jaguars used their running attack to their advantage, led by RB Maurice Jones-Drew, who ran for 82 yards and a TD on only 9 carries.

In addition to Drew, Jaguars QB David Garrard was efficient, going 20-of-27 for 218 yards and a TD. For the Chiefs, QB Damon Huard led the Chiefs with 19-of-30 for 196 yards and an INT before getting knocked out of the game with a shoulder contusion. Tight end Tony Gonzalez led all chiefs receivers with 100 yards on 8 receptions. The Chiefs’ next game is next Sunday, when they stay at home to face the 1-3 Cincinnati Bengals. Meanwhile, the Jaguars fly back home to face the 3-2 Houston Texans next weekend.


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