Chiefs rout Jacksonville to begin 2013 season

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass and returning it for a 10-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) celebrates with teammates after intercepting a pass and returning it for a 10-yard touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half of an NFL football game in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013.(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Alex Smith threw two early touchdown passes, Kansas City’s defense dominated all day and the Chiefs began the Andy Reid era with a 28-2 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jamaal Charles ran for 77 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with a quadriceps injury, but that was about the only negative for the Chiefs.

Jacksonville advanced past its own 36-yard line just once, a stunning display of offensive futility for the rebuilding franchise. The Jaguars finished with 178 yards, but for most of the game were challenging the team low of 117 yards set last year against Houston.

It wasn’t even close to the start the new coach Gus Bradley wanted, but it was a clear indication of how far the team has to go.

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