AFC Notes: Chiefs, Jaguars, Titans


Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes was noticeably hobbled during Sunday night’s 19-13 loss to the Colts after a fierce Indianapolis pass rush re-aggravated an ankle injury he initially suffered Week 1. With his mobility hampered, and thus his ability to make magic outside of the pocket, the Chiefs were held to their lowest scoring output of Mahomes young but brilliant tenure. While Mahomes says he’s not free of discomfort, he doesn’t expect the ankle to cause him to miss any time after he was able to practice Wednesday. 

“I actually feel pretty good today,” Mahomes said via ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “I feel like after the [Colts] game, it was sore after the game. But it’s feeling pretty good today, so I’m glad to be able to go out there and practice on it and get it moving around and stuff like that. I feel like I’ll be fine playing and moving around and still doing what I need to do to win. It’s not perfect. I guess you would say that. But it’s good enough where I can run, cut, cut off of it and do all that type of stuff.”


  • ESPN’s Josina Anderson says Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey will still “listen to his body” when deciding whether or not to play this week coming off a back injury. 
  • She adds nothing has changed regarding Ramsey’s request for a trade despite reports he’d talked with owner Shad Khan and was going to play this week. 
  • Jaguars CB Gardner Minshew was added to the injury report with minor groin soreness. (Mark Long)


Sitting at 2-3, the Titans are still looking for the type of consistency their record shows they lack. Tennessee’s offense has flashed in both of its wins this season — a 43-13 blowout of the Browns and a 24-10 rout of the Falcons. However, its performance in the other three games has the Titans ranked in the bottom third in most offensive categories. 

“We are close,” Titans QB Marcus Mariota said via Jim Wyatt of the official team website. “I think this past Sunday was a result of us hurting ourselves. If we can just kind of string together these positive plays, and not allow a negative play or a penalty to disrupt that, I think we’ll have a chance to do what we want. “

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