The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday by the final score of 19-14. There really isn’t such a thing as a “bad win” in the NFL.
An ugly win counts just as much in the win column as a pretty one does. That having been said, this win was brutal to watch. In fact, I’m not sure that the Chiefs actually won the game as much as the Jaguars lost it. Blake Bortles was horrendous and cost the Jacksonville dearly at times. I decided that instead of focusing on any one positive or negative aspect of the game I’d hit on them all as I break down the good, the bad, and the ugly from this game.
Let’s start with the ultimate good that trumps absolutely everything else: the Chiefs won. That’s really all that matters as the Chiefs move forward and put this game behind them. The Chiefs played most of the game without Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Spencer Ware, Jeremy Maclin, and Travis Kelce.
The fact that they beat any NFL team with that much talent not of the field is a HUGE positive. The NFL season is long and taxing and you see good teams drop games all the time. This was the ultimate trap game for the Chiefs as they faced a bad team without most of their best offensive players. The end result is another win added to the record and now the Chiefs are 6-2.
Before we get to what was not so good, there were a few KC players that deserve some credit for their performance as we continue “The Good” from Sunday.