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Game Recap: Chiefs Thwart Late Comeback Attempt, Defeat Jags, 19-14

Nick Foles’ lone touchdown of the day was to Albert Wilson

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars, 19-14, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, improving to 6-2 on the season.

Nick Foles, filling in for starter Alex Smith, finished 20 of 33 for 187 yards and a touchdown to help the Chiefs to a fourth-straight victory.

The Chiefs defense forced four turnovers, three on fumble recoveries including one in the end zone to halt a Jaguars fourth-quarter drive.

After a few scoreless possessions for both teams to start the game, the Chiefs garnered very good field position as a result of a forced fumble on a punt play.

Jaguars Bryan Walters was back to receive, and as he ran up the field, safety Daniel Sorensen forced him to fumble. Tight end James O' Shaughnessy jumped on the football, and the Chiefs took over at the Jacksonville 23-yard line.

Two plays later, Foles hit wide receiver Albert Wilson in stride in the back of the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown and 7-0 lead.

In the second quarter, linebacker Ramik Wilson recorded the first interception of his career off of Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, and the Chiefs went on offense at the Jacksonville 14-yard line. Cairo Santos kicked a 26-yard field goal to put the Chiefs up 10-0.

Early in the second quarter, driving at the Kansas City 30-yard line, Jacksonville opted to go for it on fourth-and-1. Bortles threw a deep pass right to wide receiver Allen Hurns, but it fell incomplete and the Jaguars turned it over on downs.

The Jaguars got another opportunity late in the second quarter. At the Kansas City 6-yard line, Jacksonville faced third-and-5. Bortles tried to find Allen Hurns in the back right of the end zone and the pass fell incomplete, but a referee threw a flag for pass interference on cornerback Steve Nelson. This gave the Jaguars first-and-goal at the 1.

On third-and-goal, Bortles hit WR Allen Robinson, who just got two feet in bounds as he fell in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.

At the half, the Chiefs led, 10-7.

The Jaguars forced the Chiefs to three-and-out on their first possession of the second half, and they took over.

Faced with third-and-17 at the Jaguars 19-yard line, running back T.J. Yeldon darted up the field for 18 yards in what could have been a first down, but CB Phillip Gaines forced him to fumble and Nelson recovered it.

The Chiefs took advantage of the great field position with a 51-yard field goal by Santos, which made the game 13-7. Santos hit 24-yard and 36-yard field goals in the Chiefs' next two possessions to make it 19-7.

In the fourth quarter, the Jaguars had the football in dangerous position at Kansas City 1-yard line. RB Chris Ivory ran the ball up the middle, but before he could get in the end zone, defensive lineman Jaye Howard knocked the football away, and CB Marcus Peters recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchback.

The Jaguars stayed alive in the game late with a touchdown pass from Bortles to Yeldon with 4:10 left in the fourth quarter, then forced Kansas City to a three-and-out.

Trailing 19-14, Bortles and the Jaguars started at the Jacksonville 35-yard line. On second down, Bortles dashed into Chiefs territory with a 26-yard scramble. On first down at the Kansas City 39-yard line, Bortles hit TE Julius Thomas for a 9-yard gain. The second-and-1 play was an incomplete pass and a handoff to Yeldon on third down resulted in a loss of 2 yards.

Faced with fourth-and-3, Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley opted to go for it, but Nelson broke up a pass intended for Walters.

After the turnover on downs, the Chiefs ran out the clock for the victory.

LB Derrick Johnson and CBs Peters and Gaines each had seven tackles. LB Dee Ford added 2.0 more sacks for a total of 9.0 on the season.

WR Jeremy Maclin left the game in the first quarter with a groin injury. TE Travis Kelce was ejected from the game in the fourth quarter.

The Chiefs travel to face the NFC Champion Carolina Panthers next Sunday at 12:00 p.m. CT.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 9 matchup against the Jaguars

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