In Week 5, the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium at 1 p.m. EDT. Here are five stats surrounding Sunday’s matchup:
No. 1 vs. No. 1: Sunday’s game features the NFL’s top scoring offense (Kansas City – 36.3 ppg) against the NFL’s No. 1 scoring defense (Jacksonville – 14.0 ppg). The Chiefs have scored at least 30 points in three of their four games, while Jacksonville hasn’t allowed more than 20 points in a single game this season. The Jaguars defense has allowed four total TDs this season, while the Chiefs have scored 4.75 TDs per game.
Chase for 100: Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has thrown 97 TD passes during his career, the second-most in franchise history. With three passing TDs on Sunday, Bortles joins Mark Brunell (144) as the only Jaguars QBs to throw for 100 TDs and joins Seattle QB Russell Wilson as the only players to record 100 passing TDs and 1,500 rushing yards since Bortles entered the league in 2014.
Lambo in a Row: Dating back to Nov. 19, 2017 at Cleveland, Jaguars K Josh Lambo has made 19 consecutive FGs, which is the third-longest consecutive made FGs streak in team history and third-longest active streak in the NFL. Former Jaguars Ks Josh Scobee and Mike Hollis each boast streaks of 20 made FGs in a row, which Lambo will surpass with two consecutive makes. While with San Diego, Lambo played at Arrowhead Stadium twice and connected on three FGs.
Opening Possession Battle: Jacksonville is one of six teams to not allow any points on their opponents’ first possession, while the Chiefs’ 24 points on opening drives leads the NFL. Jacksonville has allowed a TD on their opponents’ first possession once in the last 28 games (Dec. 24, 2017 at San Francisco).
YAC Attack: Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook gained a career-high 130 receiving yards against the Jets in Week 4, picking up 81 yards after the catch (YAC). Westbrook joined teammate, WR Keelan Cole (102 YAC on Dec. 17, 2017), as the only Jaguars to post at least 80 YAC in a game over the past two seasons. Of Westbrook’s team-high 294 receiving yards, 187 have come after the catch, which ranks as the fourth-most among NFL WRs.
Every Friday during the 2018 season, Jaguars Public Relations Assistant David Wolf will write five key stats about the Jaguars’ upcoming game. A Chapel Hill, N.C. native, Wolf joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in May 2018.