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Jaguars fall to Chiefs in home opener 17-9

The Jacksonville Jaguars came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs losing 17-9 in the regular season home opener.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — UPDATED: The Jacksonville Jaguars fell to the Kansas City Chiefs in the home opener Sunday 17-9. The defense played well for the second straight week while the offense struggled, especially in the red zone. 

While the atmosphere was electric at EverBank Stadium, the Jaguars could not break their losing streak against the Super Bowl champions including powerful duo, Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. 

The Chiefs scored two touchdown while the Jags didn't have any on the scoreboard. 

Jaguars Head Coach Doug Pederson said in a post-game interview that "the opportunities were there," for a touchdown adding offense had a hard time executing. 

First Coast Sports had a chance to catch up with Jaguars place kicker Brandon McManus who knows a thing or two about the final play of the game. Sometimes, it's what makes or breaks the game.

McManus is in his 10th season in the NFL and first season with the Jaguars. He says he's ready for the pressure.

"It might be the game winning kick," said McManus. "I have to make kicks in the first quarter and second quarter in order to get us to that point where it's a crucial game-winning field goal. I don't totally envision the last kick is the most important one. They're all important to me."

The Chiefs and Jaguars both have high expectations for this game. Currently, the Jaguars have a better record, 1-0; while the Chiefs are 0-1 heading into this game.

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