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Chiefs beat Jets: 5 winners, 3 losers

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Let’s look at the winners and losers from the Kansas City Chiefs 24-3 win over the New York Jets...

WINNERS

Alex Smith

His best game? Nah but he broke this streak with a 105 rating. So did Aaron Rodgers. Hey, Aaron and Alex, way to go!

Also, his protection wasn’t perfect but he still put in a good game: 25-of-33 for 237 yards and one touchdown.

Travis Kelce

Consistency. He had six catches on seven targets for 89 yards. Two weeks earlier he had six catches on seven targets for 74 yards. Kelce is good for 70 catches and 800-something yards every year.

Tyreek Hill

Two things here. He was involved more early on with three catches for 26 yards. It felt like every catch he was on the verge of breaking a big one. I could go for 2-3 of those screens to Tyreek every game. The other thing is that he took all the kick and punt returns. No returns for Knile Davis. Changing of the guard continues.

Arrowhead

The next time the Chiefs are at Arrowhead - October 23 - it will have been more than a full calendar year since the Chiefs lost at home. The Chiefs last home loss was October 11, 2015 against the Bears.

Marcus Peters / the entire defense

Six interceptions is ridiculous. Here’s to you Marcus Peters, Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Daniel Sorensen and DJ White.

FYI, this is already out of date. He has 13 picks in 21 games.

LOSERS

Jeremy Maclin

I’m pretty sure Maclin is going to bounce back after a couple of tough games. Actually, with everything we know about him, I’m positive he will. Don’t stop going to him, Alex.

Albert Wilson

He had snap counts in the 40s in the first two weeks but it dropped to 21 this week. Wilson has five catches for 12 yards this season. Really, what happened here? It seems unlikely he got bad overnight. If this continues, Tyreek Hill be taking his snaps.

Dee Ford

Like Wilson, his snaps plummeted. He had 28 of the Chiefs 68 defensive snaps. Without Justin Houston, Ford played fewer than half the snaps and, as far as I know, he wasn’t injured. (Update: So, Andy Reid says he hurt his hand)