Chiefs After Chris Jones ended his holdout last week, andy Reid had high expectations for him in his first game back with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs’ 17-9 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Jones surpassed those expectations.
“I felt confident that he would enter and be able to do his thing, [but] perhaps not to that level,” Reid said. ” He clearly had a positive impact on the game for us.
In his first game this season, Jones played part-time and recorded five pressures, 1.5 sacks, and a pass loss on a hot day in Florida. He arranged in different spots on edge line and ended up being extreme for the Panthers to deal with, regardless of where he arranged.
His full sack came on fourth down late in the second quarter to set up the Bosses with great field position for their main score drive of the half.
On a third-and-goal drive with the Jaguars inside the Chiefs’ 20-yard line in the fourth quarter, Jones split a tackle. On fourth down, the Chiefs forced a pass that was incomplete, and the Jaguars never got the ball back.
“That I’m hanging around for, particularly plays like that when my number is called,” Jones said. ” For my purposes, it’s simply one more game. No strain. Above all, going out, having some good times, partaking in my time back with these folks and ensuring we dominate the match, despite how that might be.”
Jones was in for 31 of Jacksonville’s 64 hostile plays, which positioned fourth among the Bosses’ protective linemen.
The Bosses had four sacks, with George Karlaftis additionally getting 1.5, as the pass rush was more powerful than it was in Week 1.
“He seemed to be the old 9-5 to me,” said Travis Kelce, alluding to Jones by his uniform number.
Kelce played interestingly this season in the wake of missing last week’s down with a sprained knee. His effect on the game wasn’t really that huge of Jones, however Kelce actually got four passes for 26 yards and a score from Patrick Mahomes.
“There was no doubt as far as I can tell,” Kelce said. ” I was flying about out there. I want to have helped my group out somewhat more than I. Everything you saw was exactly what I could provide, and I hope that next week we can do even better.