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Chris Jones returns with a fury as Chiefs stifle Jaguars in 17-9 win | Englishheadline


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JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 17: Chris Jones #95 and Malik Herring #94 of the Kansas City Chiefs react during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on September 17, 2023 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t have their best stuff on offense Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It didn’t matter. Thanks to stout a defense bolstered by the return of Chris Jones, the Chiefs held on for a 17-9 win to avoid starting the season in an 0-2 hole. The Chiefs maintained pressure on Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence throughout the game and kept Jacksonville out of the end zone.

The Jaguars had a chance to tie the game on a late drive in the fourth quarter while trailing 17-9. But a sack by Jones and Felix Anudike-Uzomah forced a Lawrence fumble that went out of bounds, setting up a failed fourth and 12 that ultimately iced the game for Kansas City. Lawrence looked to Calvin Ridley in the back of the end zone on a pass that was ruled incomplete when he landed out of bounds.

The pressure from Jones was the story of the day in his return to the lineup following a holdout out through the preseason that extended to Week 1. Jones and the Chiefs agreed to new terms on a one-year deal last week. The four-time All-Pro showed no signs of rust in his return.

Jones tallied 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hits, a pass deflection and a tackle for loss to lead the Kansas City defensive effort. As a team, the Chiefs sacked Lawrence four times and limited Jacksonville to 271 yards of offense on 4.2 yards per play.

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