Chiefs vs Jets: Kansas City Team Grades
By Andrew Jones
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs played their third regular season contest of the year. This time, they welcomed the New York Jets to Arrowhead for an afternoon of defense, defense, and more defense.
The Chiefs forced eight turnovers and committed only one of their own. The one turnover committed occurred on a strange play where Spencer Ware dove at the pylon and lost the ball after it hit said pylon. Upon replay, the referee overturned the touchdown call and ruled it a fumble out of the end zone, which gave the Jets the ball back. That pretty much ended the Chiefs ability to move the ball but it didn’t matter much as the defense continued to catch more Ryan Fitzpatrick passes than his own receivers. (not really, but it was over 25 percent)
Fitzpatrick was so bad that he earned the lowest grade of any quarterback ever on pro football focus. (subscription required) Giving the Chiefs six interceptions and making poor decisions in the face of pressure will earn any quarterback the worst grade of their career. A good question that almost no one is asking is how bad is Geno Smith that Fitzpatrick doesn’t get benched after his 4th pick?
The Chiefs impressed after a dull game in Houston and are back on track in the AFC.