It’s game day, Addicts! If the KC Chiefs can find a way to beat the NY Jets, they could find themselves right back in the AFC West race.
If not, well, let’s not think about that just yet.
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Rex Ryan was on the New York Jets’ list of head-coaching candidates when the team was looking to fill the job in 2009. After interviewing with the St. Louis Rams, Ryan was to meet with Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum and owner Woody Johnson. About 45 minutes after their scheduled appointment, Ryan still hadn’t arrived.“I’m just thinking like, ‘Wow, if he can survive being 45 minutes late meeting our owner, then we’ve got a chance here,’ ” Tannenbaum would say later.
Fred Jackson remains the only opposing running back to rush for more than 100 yards against the Chiefs defense this season. That occurred in Kansas City’s Opening Day loss to Buffalo.In New York’s seven wins this season, QB Mark Sanchez has taken a backseat to the Jets rushing attack. Jets ball carriers have totaled 777 rushing yards (111 avg. yards per game) in its seven wins, but just 428 rushing yards in its five losses (85.6 avg. yards per game).
The Jets have the fifth-best kickoff return unit in the NFL and a pair of enigmatic yet explosive returners in Joe McKnight and Antonio Cromartie (Cromartie would be the primary returner if McKnight’s hyper-extended elbow keeps him out today). But the Chiefs boast the league’s best kickoff coverage unit, allowing just 19.9 yards per return. They are one of just four teams in the NFL to not allow a kickoff return of 40 or more yards and are the only team in the league to allow just one return of 30 or more yards. Think about it this way: On average, opponents are starting on their own 21-yard line against an already stout Chiefs defense, which could cause some problems for the Jets if their offense sputters.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen