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Chiefs vs. Jaguars Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads

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Frankly, it’s going to be hard to pass out just three Arrowheads this week, as the Kansas City Chiefs utterly dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1.

From offense to special teams, and especially defense, Kansas City was by far the better team, and many players stood out and had great performances.

The Chiefs won 28-2. Sure, it was just the Jaguars, but Kansas City did a lot of great things, and there’s a lot to look forward to heading into game No. 2 vs. the Cowboys at Arrowhead.

Here are the three Arrowheads from last weekend’s big win:


Arrowhead #3: Dexter McCluster, WR/PR

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Dexter McCluster didn’t break off a long punt return for a touchdown, but overall, he did a great job fielding puts, working for extra yards and getting Kansas City some good field position. You could tell he was feeling good, and he made some great plays out there.

McCluster returned seven punts for 80 yards, which equals out to 11.4 yards per return. You really can’t ask for much more out of your punt unit.

On top of that, #22 caught three passes for 43 yards.

Overall, that’s a very productive day.


Arrowhead #2: Dontari Poe, DT

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For those who doubt that Dontari Poe has superstar potential, go back and watch this Jacksonville game. Poe was dominant at the line of scrimmage. He was stronger than his opponents, and he did a great job of pushing back the line of scrimmage. You can also clearly see that he’s exceptionally quick and explosive for such a big man.

He notched six tackles, 1.5 sacks, one tackle for loss and two quarterback hits.

Considering he’s a nose tackle in a 3-4 scheme (albeit an aggressive one) those are star numbers.


Arrowhead #1: Justin Houston, LB 

Justin Houston notched ten sacks in 2012 and had a great year. He’s already well on his way in 2013.

Houston totalled three sacks against Jacksonville.

Need I say more?

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  • Jarad

    Youre right on with these. I was also really impressed with Kendrick Lewis. Poe & Houston make a combo that teams will have nightmares about

    • Michael Shaw

      Match that with Tamba, DJ and the way T-Jackson did, then I would say this is a scary good front seven!!

      • kcpauly

        true dat!!
        Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!

  • Jim Harper

    What a difference a few tweaks here and there can make. Andy Reid certainly earned his Arrowhead. Impossible to hand out only 3. This was a team victory across the board. What I thought was really cool is how much fun they were having.

    • Arrowhead Magic

      I have to agree. Andy deserves an Arrowhead too, what a difference good coaching can make.

  • erocks49ers

    Not a bad outing for their first real game. Even if it was the Jags. All I can really say is catch the ball guys. Like my coach used to say. if it hits your hand you better catch it

  • Kyle ferguson

    Bob sutton!

    And totally agree with dex, had good returns and couple really good receptions, surprised no one has said anything till now

  • oldchiefsfan

    I was very impressed by the way that front 7 kept a better than average RB under control the whole game. Maurice Jones Drew is no slouch and will have some good games this season! I think their lack of ability to run made them too predictable for our Defense. I watched Tyson Jackson and saw a player on the rise! Dontari Poe is a BEAST!!!

  • Zachary Barry

    I would love to see the sea of Red again! The games I went too it always seemed the louder we were the better the team played. I have been away for 10 years and can’t wait to make it back for some BBQ, amazing chili and pick up games in the parking lot. I miss Arrowhead! Chiefs 21 Cowgirls 17

  • slapnuts

    I was at the game last sunday and you could feel the positive energy on the sidelines (it helped that I was three rows up)! I’d give a mini arrow to the rookie Catapano. He was getting after it and his enthusiasm was contagious. I definitely believe we will hold the cowboys to one or two scores… This defense was oppressive. Only thing that worried me was Sean Smith getting burned on one play but thankfully the ball was overthrown/dropped. Receiver was a couple of yards behind Smith. OVerall a great performance and I can only imagine how awesome the crowd is gonna be Sunday. OK I did my part supporting the Red tide on the Panhandle of FLorida. Next stop Arrowhead!!