Jets up 21-17 after going down 14 in first quarter

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Sunday’s game against the Jets looks a lot like the Chiefs’ season.

They started fast, but slowed down to a crawl to let their opposition get back in the race. The Jets ultimately passed the Chiefs, which is something that might happen in the AFC West if Kansas City can’t rally back in the second half of the game.

The Chiefs led 14-0 after two Travis Kelce touchdown catches early in the first quarter, but the Jets scored 14 straight to tie the game and then got a Matt Forte touchdown catch with 23 seconds left in the half to take a 21-17 lead at the break. Officials reviewed the Forte score to make sure he broke the plane and upheld the ruling on the field, which is a welcome change for the Jets after several similar reviews have gone against them this season.

Josh McCown has been sharp for the Jets while completing 14-of-17 passes for 164 yards. He’s also run for a touchdown and picked up another first down with a nimble scramble. Cornerback Darrelle Revis‘ initial Chiefs outing has been quiet outside of a big whiff on an attempted tackle of wide receiver Robby Anderson a couple of plays before the second Jets touchdown of the day.

Alex Smith showed off his own rushing ability on a 70-yard run, but the Chiefs couldn’t keep pushing into the end zone and had to settle for a Harrison Butker field goal.

Smith has thrown for just 58 yards since those two scoring drives to open the game, however, and that pace will need to change if the Chiefs are going to find the winning ending that’s evaded them in recent weeks.

9 responses to “Jets up 21-17 after going down 14 in first quarter

  1. We got so much flack from the mainstream sports media (that knows nothing) about “running Reid out of town” that I can’t help but enjoy seeing his team’s implode. Remember a few weeks ago when Colin Cowherd randomly ripped on Philly fans, calling us dumb and this and that, for wanting Reid gone. He went over Reid’s time in Philly, completely ignoring all of his flaws and Jim Johnsons defense all those years. It’s just funny how the mainstream media is never right, about anything.

  2. Chiefs are sunk. There’s a real possibility they lose out to finish 6-10, cementing them in the history books of the NFL as perhaps the greatest collapse of all time. There’s no fight in this team, and it seems as if Reid’s message is no longer resonating in the locker room. Something is seriously wrong in KC.

  3. trbowman says:
    December 3, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    If Jets hold on to this lead I’ll kiss ya
    So will Patrick Mahomes.

  4. Now I know why Chiefs fans are so excited about their perennial 1st round playoff loss and that 9-17 playoff record. They’re the franchise of mediocrity. Jbaxt and iknowitall will clutch their Travis Kelce picture extra tightly tonight

  5. colt13 says:
    December 3, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    If McCown wins this, i’m voting him for the Pro Bowl. Seriously, after Brady, who goes in the AFC when picking 3?

    Roethlisberger & Rivers

  6. If only the regular season ended in September, the Chiefs would have been alright. From the top seed in the AFC to a dumpster fire.

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