Keys for Chiefs vs. Jets

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As a quick start-off my heart goes out to the Royals players after that loss two nights ago. Thanks for fighting hard and representing Kansas City so well! On another note, coming off last weeks’ 34-7 rout of the Rams, the Chiefs should in theory have no problem with the (1-7) New York Jets this Sunday.

Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton watches play on the sidelines during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 – 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Struggling Jets have recently made a quarterback switch and benched Geno Smith for Michael Vick. This may be a move in the Chiefs favor since Andy Reid coached him for so long he’ll know how to get in his head. I think even without that advantage the Chiefs could beat the Jets pretty handily.

This week is also in a sense a reunion game for the Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. He was the Jets Linebacker coach from 2000 to 2012 with a two year stint at defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008. The Chiefs defense is actually loosely based on the defense that the Jets run, both teams run a base 3-4 with a two safety look most of the time. Also they both like to lay it on heavy with the pass rush as they are currently tied for fourth in the league with 24 sacks a piece. Because of this the Chiefs o-line needs to have a solid game. Lets take a look at that and some other keys to the Chiefs pulling off a win in Sunday’s game at Arrowhead.