NFL Playoffs: 5 bold predictions for Chiefs vs. Jaguars

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The Chiefs and Jaguars square off in a matchup that could be the game of the weekend.

This weekend, the NFL Playoffs heat up. This is typically the best round of the playoffs: the Divisional Round.

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs host Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first of this weekend’s games.

The Chiefs are well-rested after their bye. Meanwhile, the Jaguars are coming off one of the most epic comebacks in league history after a Wildcard victory over the Chargers.

While some might predict a blowout, our bold predictions for the game start out with anything but that.

Bold predictions for Chiefs vs. Jaguars: Jacksonville keeps it close

These two teams met back in November, and the game was never really that close. Kansas City won by a score of 27-17, but the Jaguars never cut it closer than the 10-point deficit the game ended with.

The Chiefs went up 20-0 early on, and the Jaguars were able to get it to 20-10 in the second half. But, Kansas City staved them off and wound up winning pretty handily.

In this one, the Jaguars are a more experienced team. They have the necessary film to come at the Chiefs in a more competitive manner. To be fair, the Chiefs also have some solid film from the first game and every game Jacksonville has played since.

But this isn’t the same Jaguars team. This Jaguars team is the one which ended the season on a tear, bulldozing their way into the playoffs and making significant noise in the Wildcard Round. Jacksonville keeps it close this time.