Chiefs vs. Jets picks: Writers predict a blowout for Kansas City

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Kansas City Chiefs player run onto the field to warm up behind Anthony Hitchens #53 before a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 25: Kansas City Chiefs player run onto the field to warm up behind Anthony Hitchens #53 before a game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 25, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

We are going into the halfway point of the NFL season and the Chiefs are getting ready to take on the Jets. Our writers predict a blowout win for the Chiefs.

The 6-1 Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos last week and are now getting ready to take on the winless New York Jets. This game has the potential to be a trap game, but with the way the Chiefs have been playing and the way the Jets have been playing, an upset unlikely.

Last week, the Chiefs traveled to Denver and blew out the Broncos 43-16 in a cold, snowy game. The Chiefs didn’t have an offensive explosion in their blowout win, but had an overall team win.

Both the defense and special teams contributed big plays, including two touchdowns, two fumbles recovered, and two interceptions. Both the Chiefs’ defense and special teams scored a touchdown in the second quarter of the game. Safety Daniel Sorenson got a 50-yard pick six and wide receiver Byron Pringle took a 102-yard kickoff to the house for a touchdown.

Running back Le’Veon Bell made his debut as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs after they signed him two weeks ago. He got 6 carries and was efficient with his touches, as he rushed for 39 yards. This was just shy of rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire‘s performance of 46 yards and 1 touchdown on 8 carries.

Bell will now get a chance to have a revenge game against his former team this week, as he was just recently cut by the Jets. In a game that could get ugly early, Bell might have a lot of opportunities to spurn his former team.

The Jets are coming off of their seventh loss of the season, as they lost to the Buffalo Bills last week. The Jets, still chasing their first win of the season, took a 10 to nothing lead in the second quarter, but couldn’t stop the Bills.

The Bills were unable to score a touchdown, but they also never punted. The ended up winning the game 18-10 with 6 field goals as their only scores. This season continues to get worse for the Jets, and if the Chiefs play like they’ve been playing their nightmare is about to continue.

Both teams have a lot of players on the injury report, but the Chiefs only have two players with injury designations this week. Both offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz and wide receiver Sammy Watkins will be out this week with injuries.

Meanwhile, the Jets have four players listed as questionable, two as doubtful, and three as out. Linebacker Jordan Jenkins, offensive lineman Conor McDermott, offensive lineman Josh Andrews, and running back Frank Gore are all questionable. Wide receiver Jamison Crowder and kicker Sam Ficken are doubtful. Safety Bradley McDougald, wide receiver Breshad Perriman, and linebacker Blake Cashman are all out for Sunday’s game.

Even if the Jets didn’t have injury problems, with the way the season has been going, our writer predictions would not have changed. Our writers predict the Chiefs to win in a blowout victory. Here are our full writer predictions:

Drew Brooks: Chiefs 35, Jets 7

This is exactly the type of game that the Chiefs would lose. But, I think their loss to the Raiders a couple weeks ago was a big wakeup call that no game in this league is a give me. That being said, I think this game is a give me and the Chiefs will come out strong early and coast to an easy victory.

Matt Conner: Chiefs 40, Jets 0

I think the team fully sinks its teeth into the Jets from both sides. The offensive display will give Le’Veon some moments to enjoy against his former employer, but I think the defense will especially relish the chance to put on a clinic. A rout from the opening drive.

Sterling Holmes: Chiefs 32, Jets 9

As bad as the Jets are, they are still the 32nd best football team in the world so at least they have that going for them. This one won’t be close unless Andy takes the foot off the gas in the 2nd quarter. Get Le’Veon the ball for a revenge game and let’s get the Chiefs out with an easy win and no injuries.

Scott Loring: Chiefs 31, Jets 3

They say ‘any given Sunday,’ but that just doesn’t apply here. Adam Gase could choose the Chiefs’ inactives for Andy Reid, and the Chiefs would still win this one by double digits.

Ellen Mathis: Chiefs 34, Jets 10

This game feels like I might shut it off after 10 minutes. Kidding, I would never do that. It is a powerhouse against a team that can’t seem to get anything right. Plus, it is the revenge game for Le’Veon Bell. I wouldn’t be shocked if Patrick Mahomes gets benched halfway through. I don’t think Andy will run up the score by using all sorts of trickery (even though it is Halloween weekend), but the Chiefs won’t need trickery to beat this Jets team. I think the defense continues to play well and the offense clicks.

Byron Smith: Chiefs 30, Jets 0
The Jets, who have the lowest scoring percentage in the league, are not scoring against this Chiefs defense that is allowing the second lowest scoring percentage in the league.

Kelly Thompson: Chiefs 41, Jets 3

The New York Jets are very bad. The Kansas City Chiefs are quite good. There are only two questions: 1) How many yards does Bell run for? And, how much playing time does Chad Henne get?

Grant Tuttle: Chiefs 45, Jets 12

If Kansas City starts their normal starters, they are making a mistake. The Jets are a joke and should not be treated like a real NFL team. That being said, I expect Andy Reid to be careful and start everyone. Le’Veon Bell could have a revenge game if he is given the opportunity. Either way, anything less than a blowout would be disappointing.

Farzin Vousoughian: Chiefs 47, Jets 6

The Jets don’t provide anything that will challenge the Chiefs. This might be more fun than last week’s win.

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