All season, the Jets have been looking for a way to make their offense look better.
Turns out that all they needed to do was invite the Chiefs for a visit. In the first half at the Meadowlands, the Jets offense looked like something coached by Bill Walsh and run by Joe Montana instead of the normally frustrating Brian Schottenheimer/Mark Sanchez product. Sanchez has thrown two touchdowns, Shonn Greene has scored
twice once (giving him four touchdowns in the last two weeks) and the Jets have outgained the Chiefs 253-4 on their way to a 28-3 halftime lead.
You read that right. The Chiefs gained four yards in the first half.
Jim Leonhard’s knee injury was just about the only thing that went wrong for the home side, but the impact of that loss isn’t likely to be felt until Kansas City leaves town. Tyler Palko has spent the first two quarters further confirming that he has no way to threaten an NFL defense. That doesn’t figure to be a halftime adjustment to change that around. It wouldn’t be shocking to see Ricky Stanzi get a chance to play, if only because he can’t possibly be any worse than the guy currently in the game for the Chiefs.
It also wouldn’t be shocking to see Mark Brunell get a chance to play because there’s a pretty good chance that the competitive portion of the afternoon is over in New Jersey.