Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Jacksonville Jaguars-Kansas City Chiefs Week 9 game, with the line from OddsShark.
Jacksonville Jaguars (2-5) at (-9) Kansas City Chiefs (5-2), Sunday, 1 p.m.
Mike: Chiefs. Jacksonville is averaging just over four points per first half on the road this season, which means the Jags probably will be looking up at KC at halftime The Jaguars usually turn it on in the second half, but that could be tough this week on the road against a Chiefs team allowing just 6.7 second-half points per game at home.
Ricky: Chiefs. Kansas City is dominant at home and Jacksonville is brutal on the road. Maybe firing their offensive coordinator will give the Jaguars a shot in the arm, but it’s hard to imagine it happening this week … or perhaps as long as Blake Bortles remains under center.
Andre: Chiefs. The Chiefs haven?t turned the ball over in three games, and that should continue with Nick Foles replacing Alex Smith, who will miss the game with a head injury. On the other side of the ball, the Chiefs lead the league with 11 interceptions and are going up against the turnover-prone Blake Bortles.
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