By Fred Liggett

It’s a common occurrence to see local residents at the airport leaving Kansas City to visit friends in Florida. The Kansas City Chiefs will be doing just that this weekend as they open up their 2019 season on the road at the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Before Sunday’s game you can bet some Chiefs players and coaches will be visiting with Jaguars QB Nick Foles who once played in Kansas City as a back up to starter Alex Smith. Another familiar face is WR Chris Conley who left for Jacksonville this past off season. Also on the Jaguars offense is QB Chase Litton who was waived this past week by the Chiefs then claimed by Jacksonville. While all this familiarity is great this is a business trip for the Chiefs who wish to start the season with a win especially over an AFC team.

Last season the same two teams met and the Chiefs left the field on October 7 with a 30-14 win. The Chiefs were impressive on offense and the defense managed to contain Jaguars star RB Leonard Fournette. The Chiefs offense brings mismatches to the field on Sunday as the Jaguars have no one big enough to go up against all pro TE Travis Kelce. This past week it was reported that the Jaguars plan to use star CB Jaylin Ramsey on Chiefs standout WR Tyreek Hill. That will be a must see track meet for Chiefs fans to watch. Overall Jaguars defense is one of the NFL’s best and features all pros like LB Myles Jack who signed a $57 million dollar deal during the offseason.

A key to watching Sunday’s game is how the new Chiefs defense matches up against the new Jaguars offense. The reason for the Jaguars having so many former Chiefs coming to Jacksonville in the off season is the team had to reboot their offense after having a poor 2018 season. While Foles and company has to get used to their new team the Jaguars are hoping holdover Leonard Fournette returns to his pre-2018 form rushing for over 1,000 yards. Regardless of who the Jaguars start in this season opener the Chiefs Defense will take the field hoping to show how much they have improved over their poor 2018 season.

This one will not be easy for the Chiefs but at the end of the day the Chiefs just have too many options on offense and the Jaguars will be unable to keep up over the entire four quarters. When this business trip ends the Chiefs will return home with their first win of the 2019 season. That’s What I REID Into It for this week.

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