The temp was 88 degrees at kickoff. The excitement and anticipation both immeasurable, as the Andy Reid era began for the Chiefs. Jacksonville won the toss, elected to receive and had to punt on its opening drive.
On the very next drive, cue the Chiefs defense, led by Pro Bowl LB
After the Chiefs TD, the defense once again got active, highlighted by a tipped pass by Chiefs DT
The Chiefs next series led to a punt, giving the Jags the ball on their 20-yard line. Jacksonville was able to get a first down on the drive, before Chiefs CB
On the ensuing drive, Pro Bowl RB
The second quarter saw the Chiefs continue to move the ball. Chiefs QB Alex Smith utilized RB Jamaal Charles, WR Dexter McCluster and his own legs, scrambling for a first down, inside the Jaguars 20-yard line.
Following the first down by Smith, Chiefs RB
The Jaguars, trailing by 19 points, took possession of the next drive and on second down, Chiefs DE
The next play Gabbert found Jags WR Ace Sanders for a 57-yard gain, but the Chiefs coaching staff called for a challenge, believing Sanders was down by contact. Advantage Chiefs, who won the challenge and the ball was placed short of the first down, forcing a punt.
The Chiefs offense took over on its 17-yard line with 3:22 remaining in the half.
A few plays later, the Chiefs faced 3rd and 11, with 1:54 to play in the second quarter, but the completion from Smith to Bowe fell short of the first down, leading to a Dustin Colquitt 43-yardpunt, which was downed inside the Jaguars 20-yard line.
1:32 remained in the half, when the Jaguars took over. They didn't get far as later, Jags QB Blaine Gabbert was sacked by Dontari Poe, ending the half. KC 21 JAX 2.
The Chiefs opened the second half with a drive that moved into Jaguars territory, before stalling on the Jags 46-yard line, leading to a Dustin Colquitt punt.
On the Jaguars first drive of the second half, Chiefs Pro Bowl LB Justin Houston again made his presence felt, sacking QB Blaine Gabbert for the second time in the game, forcing a Jacksonville punt.
The Chiefs were unable to take advantage on the ensuing drive, leading to a Colquitt punt that pinned the Jags inside their 10-yard line. The Chiefs defense stood strong again, forcing a punt after Dontari Poe and
Later in the quarter, Justin Houston added his third sack of the game, blowing past Jags RT Luke Joeckel, tossing Gabbert to the ground.
The score remained the same as the third quarter ended, KC 21 JAX 2.
The fourth quarter began with more Chiefs pressure on defense, highlighted by Pro Bowl LB