Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - The Andy Reid era is off to a positive
start for the Chiefs.
The same certainly can't be said for Gus Bradley and Jacksonville.
Alex Smith threw a pair of touchdown passes and Jamaal Charles ran for a score
in Kansas City's 28-2 demolition of the Jaguars.
Smith, who was traded from San Francisco in the offseason, completed 21-of-34
passes for 173 yards. Charles rushed for 77 yards on 16 carries for the
Chiefs, who went 2-14 last season, tied with Jacksonville for the worst mark
in the NFL.
The Chiefs (1-0) fired Romeo Crennel after the season and replaced him with
Reid, who was let go after 14 years as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tamba Hali returned an interception 10 yards for a score in the fourth
That was part of a brutal performance for Blaine Gabbert, who completed
16-of-35 passes for 121 yards with a pair of interceptions. Justin Houston had
three sacks and the Chiefs put Gabbert down six times.
Gabbert left the game in the final two minutes favoring his right forearm. He
was replaced by Chad Henne.
Maurice Jones-Drew rained 45 yards on 15 carries for the Jaguars (0-1), who
were unable to move the ball past midfield until the fourth quarter.
Henne's pass on 4th-and-goal with under a minute left was tipped away. That
secured the first time a team has scored exactly two points in an NFL game
since Dec. 12, 1993, when the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the New England
It was Jacksonville's first game under Bradley, who replaced Mike Mularkey.