Jags’ Bortles on Mahomes: ‘I know our defense is fired up to play against him’

The talk of the NFL has been the play of Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown 14 touchdowns with no interceptions. and more importantly, Mahomes and the Chiefs are 4-0, which puts them atop of the AFC West.

This Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars(3-1) at Arrowhead should be another huge challenge for Mahomes and the Chiefs, who were able to beat the Broncos 27-23 at Mile High on Monday night.

The Chiefs lead the league in points per game(36.7), while the Jaguars lead the NFL in points allowed per game(14.0), which means something has to give on Sunday.

While Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is impressed with Mahomes, he knows how important this game is for the Jaguars defense, and he knows he has to play his part to keep the Chiefs offense off the field.

“I know our defense is fired up to play against him,” Bortles said. “I’m fired up, and our offense is fired up to keep them off the field. It will be a challenge; it will be a tough day, we will have to be locked in and on top of everything in order to win.”

Bortles watched Mahomes on Monday night and was very impressed by some of the things he did against the Broncos.

“I have seen some of the clips and stuff that he’s done. He’s fun to watch. He’s exciting, he can make plays, he throws it all over the field, he can throw it with both hands,” Bortles said today. “I think any time you see stuff like that, it’s cool. He is playing extremely well.”

The Chiefs have playmakers all over the field on offense such as Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, and Travis Kelce. Something that Jaguars S Barry Church is looking forward to playing against on Sunday. Church believes the Jacksonville defense has the pieces to challenge the Kansas City offense.

“They have options at every level like slot, outside receiver, tight end, running back and a quarterback that can throw it a hundred yards,” Church recently said. So, that’s going to be a great challenge for us, but I think we have the players that will step up and be ready for the challenge.”

Although it’s only Week 5 in the NFL, this game could have some huge postseason implications in terms of home-field advantage in the playoffs, which makes Sunday’s game even more critical for both teams.