NFL Top Plays: Jaguars vs Chiefs Highlights From the Divisional Round

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Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images. Pictured: Patrick Mahomes.

The NFL Divisional Round is halfway over, with the Jaguars and Chiefs having kicked things off Saturday in a game with plenty of top plays and highlights. Ultimately, Kansas City held on 27-20 to advance to the AFC Championship.

Between Patrick Mahomes, Trevor Lawrence, a pair of star-studded offenses and incredible defenses, this game delivered plenty of fireworks — even with the Chiefs being nearly 10-point favorites in a game with an over/under of 52.

On that note: the Jaguars covered as 9.5-point underdogs thanks to a last-minute field goal, and the Chiefs won as -450 favorites (with the Jaguars closing as long as +425 on the moneyline). The under also cashed as the game finished with 47 total points.

Here are the NFL top plays and Jaguars vs Chiefs highlights from the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs — and how each one affected bettors.

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NFL Top Plays: Jaguars vs Chiefs Highlights From the Divisional Round

The Field Goal Heard 'Round the Sportsbook

Riley Patterson with a VERY significant kick 👀

Jaguars +9.5 get the backdoor cover ✅

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 22, 2023

This is why sports betting is so amazing. A field goal with 30 seconds remaining that otherwise didn't end up mattering meant everything to bettors, as it ensured a backdoor Jaguars cover on +9.5, +8.5 and even any +7.5s anyone might have had.

Jaylen Watson Takes Matters Into His Own Hands

ONE-HANDED PICK @JaylenWatson12!

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023

Jaguars backers had a little bit of hope despite the fumble below after Jacksonville forced a punt.

But Jaylen Watson had other things in mind with his absurd, one-handed interception, locking up a Chiefs win and nearly getting Kansas City backers a cover.

All Up in the Air With the Ball on the Ground

FUMBLEEEEE! #ChiefsKingdom ball. #JAXvsKC on NBC and @peacock.

(Via: @NFL)

— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 22, 2023

Even before the above pick, the Jaguars looked prime to pull within striking distance of an outright upset as +400 underdogs. But a Jacksonville fumble in the red zone all but squashed the Jaguars' hopes.

Jump Pass Part Two: The Jump Pass-ening

OFF ONE FOOT. Mahomes to MVS!

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 22, 2023

Earlier in the night, Mahomes pulled off a nifty jump pass before he got injured. In the fourth quarter, he one-upped himself, throwing a jump pass on one leg for a touchdown, as Marquez Valdes-Scantling cashed as a +290 anytime TD scorer.

Travis Kelce: Stuff of Legends

14 catches for Travis Kelce! @TKelce

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Travis Kelce's total receptions prop was 6.5 against the Jaguars on Saturday. With his 14th catch ([), the Kansas City star set a record for most receptions by a tight end in NFL postseason history.

Travis Etienne Made It a Ballgame

Travis Etienne finds the end zone 🐆

Etienne anytime TD (+100) ✅

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 21, 2023

Etienne cashed at even money (or perhaps a little longer, if you shopped around) as an anytime TD scorer in the fourth quarter.

Mahomes Returns

.@PatrickMahomes takes the field to open the second half.

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

With the Chiefs priced as 7.5-point favorites and -480 on the moneyline at halftime, Mahomes returned to start the second half.

Pacheco Goes Over With Rip-Roaring Run, Kelce Scores Again

.@isiah_pachecoRB goes 40 YARDS!

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Isiah Pacheco went over his rushing total of 50.5 with this 40-yard run that set up Travis Kelce's second TD of the game, giving the Chiefs a 17-7 lead as Chad Henne marched Kansas City down the field on a 98-yard drive.

Tight end so nice he scored twice. @TKelce

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Kelce was +400 to score multiple TDs against the Jags, and his second score pushed the Chiefs to -7.5 and roughly -450 on the moneyline.

Mahomes Gets Hurt

Mahomes got up limping after appearing to hurt his ankle.

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 21, 2023

It certainly was not a "highlight," but it was undoubtedly one of the most important plays of the game.

After having his right leg caught between defenders and hobbling for several plays, Mahomes had his ankle taped during the break between the first and second quarters.

Patrick Mahomes is being checked out by the medical staff between quarters. #ChiefsKingdom#JAXvsKC on NBC and @peacock.

— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 21, 2023

The live Jaguars moneyline was +235 when Mahomes was first hurt and quickly plummeted to as low as +150 at certain books before the Chiefs managed a field goal to end the drive and take a 10-7 lead.

At that point, Kansas City was 5.5-point favorite and -260 on the moneyline, with the Jags just short of +200.

At the end of the subsequent Jacksonville drive (which ended in a punt), Mahomes went to the locker room, with Chiefs backup QB Chad Henne taking the field for Kansas City.

Patrick Mahomes has gone to the locker room. Chad Henne is now in at QB for the

— Sunday Night Football on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 21, 2023

The Chiefs were 3.5 point favorites and -200 on the moneyline before that Henne-led drive, with the Jaguars around +150. Mahomes returned in the second half, as discussed above.

Christian Kirk Cashes In

Trevor Lawrence. Christian Kirk. Tie game. #DUUUVAL

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

No matter whether you got him at +190, +195, +200 or any other price right around that latter consensus line, Christian Kirk found the end zone for the second score of the game and cashed in for anytime TD backers.

Of course, if you've been following our "Touchdown Show" during the NFL playoffs, you're probably among the Kirk backers.

Christian Kirk anytime TD (+190) ✅@GDAWG5000 & @RotoDoc's collab best bet hits in the first quarter 🤑

"The Touchdown Show" is now on an 8-0 streak 🔥


— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 21, 2023

Travis Kelce Scores First

The most bet prop for Jaguars-Chiefs @BetMGM and @DKSportsbook…

Travis Kelce First TD (+550) ✅

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) January 21, 2023

Travis Kelce hauled in four catches on the opening Chiefs drive, including the first touchdown of the game.

He was -120 to score an anytime touchdown and as long as +600 to score the first TD, tied with Jerick McKinnon for the shortest first TD odds. He was also more than halfway to his total receptions prop of 6.5 already with those four receptions on the drive (and ended up easily clearing that number by midway through the second quarter en route to a historic night).

Mahomes Feeling It Early

Mahomes breaks out the jump pass early 👀

📺: #JAXvsKC on NBC
📱: Stream on NFL+

— NFL (@NFL) January 21, 2023

Before his ankle injury, Mahomes threw an absolute dart while hanging in mid-air, twisting his legs as if he were Michael Jordan.

With throws like that, bettors who took the over on Mahomes passing yardage total (which was 309.5 pregame at most shops) had to have been feeling pretty decent … before that injury threw everything up in the air.

At DraftKings, however, bettors were in luck, as the sportsbook refunded all Mahomes single bets placed pregame or live before the injury.


We will be refunding all losing singles on Patrick Mahomes and all SGP/SGPx bets where Mahomes is the only losing selection.

Online bets only. Bets credited inside 48 hours and refunded in bonus bets.

— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) January 21, 2023

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