Welcome to game day! The Kansas City Chiefs will host the New York Jets in Week 3 of the 2016 NFL schedule. The Chiefs and Jets are both 1-1 on the season but they’re two different teams.
The Chiefs will be without Jamaal Charles, who is listed as doubtful. There was hope that this would be the week for Jamaal, who is coming off a torn ACL last year, but Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West have been doing a respectable job in the running game without him.
In other big injury reports, Jets WR Brandon Marshall is reportedly planning to play, which is big news.
The Jets looked impressive beating the Buffalo Bills last week on Thursday Night Football so they come in with plenty of time to rest and prepare. The Chiefs are 1-1 after a franchise record comeback against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1 and a weak game against the Houston Texans in Week 2.
Who are these Chiefs? Are they the type that turned it on when their backs were against the wall in Week 1? Or are they the team that couldn’t beat the Texans even though Houston wasn’t playing very well?
The Chiefs will find out quick about their offense against the Jets, who sport one of the league’s top defensive lines. Leonard Williams, Sheldon Richardson, Muhammad Wilkerson ... they have a lot of first round picks on that line. They’re a tough group and the Chiefs will be down two guards. This is a key matchup.
I am hesitantly predicting a Chiefs win: 26-24. The Jets are legit though. They’re a good team with Ryan Fitzpatrick and those receivers Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker.
The nuts and bolts...
Nuts and bolts
Location: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Game time: Sunday, September 25, 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
TV channel: KCTV-5 / CBS (Do I get the game?)
Spanish radio: KCZZ 1480 AM (Tico Sports)
Matchup history: Tied 18-18-1
Prediction: Chiefs win 26-24
Announcers: Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Enemy blog: Gang Green Nation
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Chiefs 2016 schedule
Week 1: Chargers 27 Chiefs 33
Week 2: Chiefs 12 Texans 19
Week 3 9/25 325pm: Jets (cbs)
Week 4, 10/2, 730pm: at Steelers (nbc - Sun night)
Week 5: Bye
Week 6 10/16, 3:05pm: at Raiders (cbs)
Week 7, 10/23, 12pm: Saints (fox)
Week 8, 10/30, 12pm: at Colts (cbs)
Week 9, 11/6, 12pm: Jaguars (cbs)
Week 10, 11/13, 12pm: at Panthers (cbs)
Week 11, 11/20, 12pm: Bucs (fox)
Week 12, 11/27, 325: at Broncos (cbs)
Week 13, 12/4, 12pm: at Falcons (cbs)
Week 14, 12/8, 725pm: Raiders (nbc - Thurs night)
Week 15, 12/18, 12pm: Titans (cbs)
Week 16, 12/25, 730pm: Broncos (nbc - Xmas night)
Week 17, 1/1, 325pm: at Chargers (cbs)