Right off the bat the Chiefs were out of it. The Jets stormed down the field to score a touchdown on the opening possession of the game and the Chiefs never had a chance.
Credit needs to be given to the Jets and Mark Sanchez, who threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more. They played a great game and looked like a playoff caliber team….the Chiefs not so much.
It was a tough day for Kansas City all around. In the first half the offense accumulated a total of four yards. They went into halftime down 28-3 and it may have been their worst half the entire season.
Tyler Palko was able to sustain a couple drives in the second half and connected with Jerheme Urban for the Chiefs’ lone touchdown. Palko finished the day going 16 for 32 for 195 yards and also had an interception. He faced pressure all day and it came to the point where there was just nothing he could do. The Jets sacked the quarterback five times, which was a season high for New York.
The game got even sloppier in the third quarter when coach Todd Haley was called for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for screaming at the officials. It was just one of the eleven penalties the Chiefs collected tallying up for 128 yards. It’s already hard enough to win a game in the NFL, it’s nearly impossible to win if you’re committing that many penalties.
The AFC East has not treated the Chiefs well this season. Kansas City is 0-4 against the division and lost by a combined 120 points in those games. It’s safe to say the Chiefs are happy they don’t have to face another team from that division this season.
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Written by Matt Brody