Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs 1/21/23 – NFL Pick & Prediction




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NFL Divisional playoff action is set to take place on 1/21/23 and it will feature Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs. The game is set to take place at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The game starts at 4:30 PM EST and is set to air on NBC.

The Jaguars are coming to the game here after battling back in the Wild Card weekend to get the win. The win for the Jaguars came over the Chargers by a score of 31-30. However, the Jaguars were able to finish the regular season with a record of 9-8.

Jaguars Offense

Jacksonville on the regular season were able to get a total of 232.9 yards per game in the air. The Jaguars were able to score 124.5 yards per game on the ground. The Jaguars scored a total of 23.8 points per game. The Jaguars in the win ended up getting Trevor Lawrence do decent passing at times going 28/47 for 288 yards with 4 touchdowns, but Lawrence was picked off 4 times and was sacked 2 times for a loss of 15 yards. The rushing offense was led by Travis Etienne Jr. who carried the ball a total of 20 times for 109 yards. Riley Patterson went 1/1 for field goals from 36 yards and managed to get 2 extra points as well.

Jaguars Defense

Defensively the Jaguars ended up giving up a total of 20.6 points per game on the year. As a team the Jaguars allowed only 253 yards per game in the air and when it came to protecting against the run the Jaguars gave up 67 yards per game. Defensively the Jaguars allowed 273 yards in the air from Justin Herbert and gave up a touchdown as well. Still, the Jaguars did get 3 sacks with a loss of 20 yards. The rushing defense for the Jaguars allowed only 67 yards on 23 carries, but did give up 2 touchdowns.

Kansas City managed to get the bye in the playoffs by being the first seed in the AFC playoffs. The overall record for the Chiefs is sitting at 14-3 on the year overall and that is what helped the Kansas City team reach the bye. The last game on the field for the Chiefs was a blowout win over the Raiders by a score of 31-13.

Chiefs Offense

The Chiefs offense on the year has managed to get 297.8 yards per game in the air while picking up 115.9 yards per game on the ground. This has led to the Chiefs getting a total of 29.2 points per game. The passing attack for Kansas City has been led by Patrick Mahomes who has went 435/648 for 5,250 yards with 41 touchdowns and 12 picks, but recorded a total of 26 sacks. The rushing offense has been led by Isiah Pacheco who has carried the ball 170 times for 830 yards with 5 touchdowns. The rushing offense has gained 1,970 yards with 417 carries with 18 touchdowns as a team. Kansas City used multiple kickers on the year and combined the Chiefs kickers went 24/32 with a long of 62, but went 50/55 for extra points. In the win Patrick Mahomes ended up going 18/26 for 202 yards with a touchdown, but was sacked 2 times for 21 yards lost. The rushing attack was led by Isiah Pacheco pick up 64 yards and a touchdown on 8 carries. As a team the Chiefs picked up 168 yards and 3 touchdowns on 28 carries.

Chiefs Defense

Defensively Kansas City has allowed a total of 21.7 points per game. The Chiefs defense allowed only 220.9 yards per game in the air. However, Kansas City ended up giving up 107.2 yards per game on the ground. In the win the Chiefs ended up giving up a total of 219 yards in the air with a 1 score allowed and a pick, but did record 6 sacks for a loss of 39 yards. The rushing defense gave up 99 yards on 25 carries on the day without a touchdown allowed. Nick Bolton was the leader in the tackles department with 180 tackles for the Chiefs. The sack leader for the Chiefs is Chris Jones who recorded 15.5 sacks for 106 yards lost. The defensive back who led the team in picks is L’Jarius Sneed and Juan Thornhill who both ended up with 3 picks. Sneed returned his picks for 57 yards and Thornhill did not get any yardage picked up.

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Odds: Jaguars +8.5, Chiefs -8.5

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Money Line: Jaguars +335, Chiefs -440

Over/Under Odds: 52

Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs Pick: Kansas City Chiefs ML, Kansas City Chiefs -8.5, Over 52

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Jacksonville may have a good passing defense, but the thing is the Chiefs are not really relying on the rushing attack to win the games. Instead the Chiefs rely on a very powerful passing attack. That attack is going to expose the weaknesses around the Jaguars passing defense and allow the Chiefs to easily get the win in this game here and control the game rather easily and that will make it easier for the Chiefs to secure the win here as the Jaguars offense will be held in check for the most part by the Chiefs. Still I look for this game to have the Chiefs win, cover, and for the total to go on the over as the Chiefs blow this game out.

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