Chiefs vs. Jets: Inside The Enemy Camp

The Kansas City Chiefs hope to win their second straight game Sunday when they travel to New Jersey to take on the New York Jets.

It will be no small task, but if the Chiefs want to keep their playoff hopes alive they’ll have to find a way to beat Gang Green.

The Chiefs don’t play the Jets a whole lot so to help get you ready for the game I sat down with Marc Greenberg, editor of The Jet Press. Marc churns out tons of great Jets content on a weekly basis and his site is essential when it comes to getting up-to-the-minute news coverage.

Now, let’s go Inside the Enemy Camp with The Jet Press!

I was looking at NY’s schedule, and I notice the team has some pretty favorable games. They’ve won seven but haven’t really knocked down any really tough competition. Does this concern you as this team tries to sneak into the playoffs?

–> This season has been anything but predictable for the Jets.  12 games in, and we still don’t know what to expect each week.  With games against the Chiefs, Eagles, Giants and Dolphins, it looks like winning 3 of the 4 will get the Jets in.  For some reason, the team plays better against stronger teams so the worry is not there yet.  With back to back AFC championship appearances, the Jets know that anything can happen come playoff time.

KC fans seem to be pretty much over the Matt Cassel experiment. Everyone likes him and everyone agrees he’s a decent QB but many don’t believe the team can win it all with him taking snaps. How are Jets fans feeling about Sanchez these days?

–> You mean, ignoring the fact that the Sanchez was booed during opening introductions two weeks ago against Buffalo?   Jets fans are tough on a player and demand perfection.  Fortunately for Mark, their mood can change with the Meadowlands (MetLife Stadium) wind.  Get to the playoffs for a third straight year and everyone should come around.

Do you think Rex Ryan gets slightly aroused whenever the refs tell him the down and distance is 4th and a foot? (sorry couldn’t resist)–> Why do you think the refs tell him that from the OTHER side of the field?
Who are some young Jets players that KC fans may not have heard of yet but should keep an eye on Sunday?–> Keep an eye on rookie wide receiver Jeremy Kerley.  He has taken from flack this week for a fumbled punt return but he has quietly become Sanchez’ favorite 3rd down target.  Kerley will extend some drives on Sunday.
What would you say is the Jets’ biggest weakness that the Chiefs might try to exploit?

–> Biggest weakness that I see the Chiefs being able to exploit is the Jets offensive line.  Put pressure on the line, get to Sanchez and he gets jumpy. (translation: bad throws).  The key for the Chiefs will be to bother Sanchez early in the first half.  He has a great knack for settling down in the second half if the pressure wasn’t there in the first half.

Finally, your prediction for Sunday?

–> The Jets obviously benefit from a banged up Chiefs team.  With Bowe headed to Revis Island and with an inexperienced Palko as QB, I don’t see the Jets defense giving up more than 10 points.  Believe it or not, I see the Jets offense scoring more than that.

Jets 24 – Chiefs 10

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