Jacksonville, Fla. • Andy Reid and Gus Bradley shook hands near midfield, exchanged a few words and then headed off the field — in opposite directions.
Figuratively and literally.
Reid and Bradley had vastly different debuts with their new teams Sunday.
Alex Smith threw two early touchdown passes, Kansas City’s defense dominated all day and the Chiefs handled the Jacksonville Jaguars 28-2.
It was Kansas City’s most lopsided season-opening victory in 50 years, a perfect start to the Reid era. It was the worst opener in Jacksonville’s 19 seasons — a clear indication of how far the team has to go under Bradley.
"You want to win every game you possibly can in the National Football League," said Reid, who spent the previous 14 years in Philadelphia. "That’s what you strive for. You work so stinking hard for every week and then you cherish it."
Here are five reasons Kansas City and Jacksonville ended up on opposite ends of a one-sided game:
• CHIEFS CAUSE CHAOS
Kansas City’s defensive front dominated the line of scrimmage Sunday, sacking Blaine Gabbert six times and shutting down running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Linebacker Justin Houston had three sacks. Nose tackle Dontari Poe, who abused veteran center Brad Meester, had 1½ sacks and six tackles. Tyson Jackson had a sack, and safety Eric Berry had half a sack.
If that wasn’t enough, linebacker Tamba Hali brushed aside Luke Joeckel’s weak block attempt in the fourth and picked off Gabbert for a 10-yard score.
"We could see this coming with our defense," linebacker Derrick Johnson said. "We want to put something on film and let everyone see that the Chiefs defense is for real. We’ve got to do that every weekend, week in and week out."
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