Chiefs have clutch fourth-quarter stops to beat Jaguars in Week 2
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The Kansas City Chiefs, getting Travis Kelce and Chris Jones back on the field, took down the Jacksonville Jaguars, 17-9, to pick up its first win of the season.
Kelce's touchdown in the second half, a 9-yard strike from Patrick Mahomes for his first on the season, was just what the Chiefs needed in this surprisingly low-scoring game between two powerhouse offenses. Kelce finished with just four catches for 26 yards in his season debut.
With the score at 17-9 late in the fourth quarter, the Jaguars had a chance to tie the game when Trevor Lawrence led a drive 12 plays into Chiefs' territory. But a pass to his top target, Calvin Ridley, saw the star wide receiver not have two feet in the back left of the end zone.
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Skyy Moore of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after scoring a receiving touchdown against the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on Sept. 17, 2023, in Jacksonville, Florida. (Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
As a result, the Jaguars turned it over on downs, and the Chiefs closed it out.
Mahomes found Skyy Moore for a 54-yard catch-and-run that virtually iced the win on the ensuing drive. It was typical Mahomes magic as he used his legs to scramble to the right and found an uncovered Moore.
Moore made up for a bad Week 1 performance with three catches and 70 yards for a touchdown – the Chiefs' first of two in the game – to rebound in Week 2.
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Mahomes finished with 305 yards with two touchdowns and one interception on 29 of 41 through the air. He also rushed for 30 yards on seven attempts.