The Kansas City Chiefs did what everyone expected them to do: beat the New York Jets by double digits. Kansas City got up to a 14-0 lead and while the Jets did show signs of life, the Chiefs remained in control throughout the game.
Michael Vick was injured in the game which led to Matt Simms playing QB for the Jets late in the game. Geno Smith was listed inactive before the game. Vick later came back into the game briefly and actually ended up hugging Andy Reid.
Hugz for you Michael Vick - xoxo Andy http://t.co/676PaVInHO— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) November 2, 2014
Final stats are here. Watch the Chiefs locker room celebration here.
Here's what we learned from the game.
Justin Houston on pace for sack record(s)
Justin Houston had two more sacks in this game, moving his total to 12 on the season. The NFL record is 22.5 sacks in a single season and the Chiefs record is 20. Houston is on pace to top both of those numbers and shows no signs of slowing down. What a season for the Chiefs young pass rusher.
Anthony Fasano has his own butt TD
Remember the Jets butt fumble a few years back? This is the butt touchdown.
I said when this happened that if the Chiefs are scoring like this, it's going to be a really long day for the Jets. The refs reviewed it and ruled that Fasano was not touched down on the catch and that he dove into the end zone. That's a touchdown!
The hell just happened? #Chiefs https://t.co/OfExgIrgRs— Brandon Kiley (@BKSportsTalk) November 2, 2014
I could use this opportunity to say that Fasano made a really "heady" play here but let's be honest ... he was in the right spot at the right time.
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RUNDAT helps the Chiefs in many ways
De'Anthony Thomas continues to make key plays for the Chiefs when given the opportunity. He had a key 26-yard rushing play that brought the Chiefs into the red zone on their first drive. He lined up as a receiver and came around in motion to take the handoff where he bursted across the line of scrimmage. Shortly before the end of the first half, DAT took a kick return 78 yards to the opposing 29-yard line. That return set up a Travis Kelce touchdown.
I just love the way they can use him in so many ways. He's catches passes. This week he took the handoff.
Dontari Poe played fullback again
The Chiefs nose tackle lined up at fullback in front of Jamaal Charles when the Chiefs were on the 1-yard line. Regular FB Anthony Sherman also lined up in the backfield to block. The Chiefs handed off to Jamaal on two straight plays in that formation, punching it in for the touchdown on the second.
This week's edition of "Why Travis Kelce is the man"
Kelce looked smooth catching a 34-yard pass over the middle early on in the game. He looked even better coming open in the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown pass from Alex Smith. All Kelce does is catch first downs and touchdowns.
Travis Kelce TD #FantasyFootball https://t.co/qkn9oVnYhF— JuanElway™ (@JuanElway) November 2, 2014
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Santos' penalty was worth it
Cairo Santos was flagged for tripping on this Percy Harvin kick return but it was probably worth it because Harvin might have scored. This slowed him down enough that Harvin was brought down. Obviously it's not ideal but this was a fine penalty given the circumstances.
Best tackle. Chiefs! https://t.co/PLRrNPdUY4— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) November 2, 2014
Still no WR touchdowns for Chiefs
The Chiefs are the only NFL team without a touchdown from a receiver this year. AJ Jenkins caught a pass and got down to the 1-yard line. Dwayne Bowe caught a pass inside the 5-yard line. They're teasing us!
Priest Holmes honored at halftime
He went into the Chiefs Hall of Fame. The Chiefs also placed him on the ring of honor on Sunday.
Chiefs alumni on the field for Priest entering Chiefs HOF pic.twitter.com/Vvtx9b29U9— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 2, 2014
Congratulations to Priest Holmes! #Chiefs #KC #ChiefsHallOfFame pic.twitter.com/4MSNpU9tzj— Katie Falco (@KatieHFalco) November 2, 2014
Dee Ford was close to blocking a punt.
Rookie Phillip Gaines played over Marcus Cooper at cornerback.
When the #Chiefs go dime, they’re going with Parker and Smith at CB, with Gaines at nickel. Coleman & Berry play deep, Abdullah at LB.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) November 2, 2014
Former Broncos WR Eric Decker, now playing for the Jets, was called for pass interference on an illegal pick play. FINALLY, that was called!
That's Dwayne Bowe's 500th career catch for the #Chiefs. He ranks No. 1 for WR's in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/B2268BTKjp— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) November 2, 2014
Jets go for it on 4th down but get called for offensive pass interference because of course they do. Chiefs ball.— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 2, 2014
Chiefs bring out 3 offensive tackles from midfield and run it right over them. Love it— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 2, 2014
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