The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the New York Jets 38-31 to move to 6-6 on the season. The Chiefs have now lost six of their last seven games and are in real danger of missing the playoffs.
This team is completely lost. Something is fundamentally different with them. Although we saw the big plays in this Jets game, the Chiefs were a comedy of errors throughout the game which is unlike a veteran team with a veteran coach.
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The Chiefs are in trouble in the AFC West
An example of what’s frustrating about the Chiefs
Let me give you one play that shows some of my frustration.
The Chiefs were facing a third and one in the third quarter. Thanks to the Chiefs scoring on one 79-yard play earlier, their defense had been on the field almost the entire third quarter. They were gassed.
So, it’s third down. The CBS cameras show Travis Kelce ... on the sideline?!? Indeed, Kelce was on the sideline and the Chiefs ran a play action fake pass to Cam Erving. Who is Cam Erving you might be asking? He was the eligible extra offensive tackle for the Chiefs.
The Chiefs went to Cam Erving over Travis Kelce on third and one in a close game. Not only that, it was a pass that went 20 yards in the air ... to your backup offensive tackle. Did Andy Reid take the playcalling back?
I can’t even.
The 5-0 Chiefs offense was back
Alex ended with 366 yards and four touchdowns.
Alex Smith is the 1st player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) with a 70-yard completion and 70-yard rush in the same game (via @EliasSports).— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 3, 2017
The Chiefs offense was hot on their first couple of possessions. It looked like the 5-0 high-flying Chiefs offense.
The Chiefs first possession Alex Smith went 4/4 for 75 yards and a 22-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce. They got the ball back and Alex promptly threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Kelce on their second possession. 14 points just five minutes into the game.
They were quiet the rest of the first half and then jumped back up at the start of the second half with this one-play, 79-yard drive.
They weren’t done! Alex went deep to Tyreek again for a 40-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and another big one after that.
Darrelle Revis looked rusty
I’m not convinced Revis is going to be able to help the Chiefs this year. He came back to face his former team in his first game as a Chief. He definitely looked rusty giving up three catches on four balls thrown his way. Where he really stood out was he whiffed on a couple of tackles in his vicinity. He played most of the first half (I didn’t get an exact snap count but I think he was out there for most of the first half) before others started the second half.
Marcus Peters threw the penalty flag into the stands
What a weird situation. He wasn’t ejected but did leave the game then came back. Read more here.