JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - David Garrard threw for 264 yards and a 61-yard touchdown to Mike Sims-Walker, and the Jaguars rebounded from a lopsided loss at Tennessee with a 24-21 victory against Kansas City on Sunday.
The Jaguars (4-4), up and down all season, responded in similar fashion following losses to Arizona and Seattle earlier this season.
The latest one came after coach Jack Del Rio ripped his team's defensive effort in a 30-13 loss at the Titans, calling it "insulting, ugly and embarrassing."
He considered putting his players in live tackling drills, but settled for an intense, full-pads practice. It worked, at least against Kansas City (1-7).
Playing without running back Larry Johnson, the Chiefs managed little offense until late in the fourth quarter.
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