Last week, the Chiefs upset the Bears with a dominating effort on defense. This week, the Chiefs have another tough task at hand when they travel to New Jersey to take on the Jets.
On offense, the Chiefs just need to do something. If it wasn’t for last weeks Hail Mary pass, the Chiefs wouldn’t have an offensive touchdown in their last three games. With Kyle Orton listed as doubtful, Tyler Palko will get the nod against the Jets. You the Jets will bring pressure, so the Chiefs offensive line is going to have to play big. With that said, I can’t see the Chiefs being able to move the ball. With an average running back and quarterback, the Chiefs will continue to struggle.
The only way the Chiefs can win this game is with another dominating defensive game. The Chiefs had three interceptions and seven sacks against the Bears last week and Derrick Johnson and company will need to keep them in it while the offense struggles.
The one discouraging thing is that the Chiefs are not playing the Bears who has an offense that may look worse than the Chiefs without Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, no strong receiving presence, and a terrible offensive line. Look for the Jets to continue you their ground-and-pound mentality. Although it’s not as strong as in years past, the run game opens up the pass game up for Mark Sanchez who has battled his bug of inconsistent play.
Outcome: The Jets are playing for a playoff birth and are at home. Look for the Chiefs to have the lead early because the Jets are a team that starts slow but as the game continues, the Jets will pull away early and win 24-6.