In a matchup that promises to be a pivotal moment in both teams' 2023 NFL campaigns, the Kansas City Chiefs are gearing up for their second road game of the season, where they'll face off against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. As anticipation builds for this Week 4 showdown, fans and experts alike are eager to weigh in on what's in store for these two teams with contrasting trajectories.
The reigning Super Bowl champions currently boast a 2-1 record, placing them at the summit of the AFC West. Their most recent triumph, a resounding victory over the Chicago Bears in Week 3, showcased the offensive prowess that has become synonymous with the Chiefs. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, at the helm of this high-powered offense, put on a clinic, racking up 272 passing yards and three touchdowns before taking a well-deserved break in the second half. Accompanying him, tight end Travis Kelce proved once again why he's a force to be reckoned with in the league.
On the flip side, the New York Jets are navigating turbulent waters, sitting at a 1-2 record after their promising season opener against the Buffalo Bills. Since then, they've stumbled, surrendering to a 45-20 deficit over the past two weeks. Quarterback Zach Wilson's growing pains have been evident, casting a shadow over the Jets' prospects, especially in the absence of veteran Aaron Rodgers, sidelined with a season-altering injury in Week 1.
With the Chiefs seeking to extend their winning streak and the Jets yearning to find their footing, this game is poised to be a compelling clash of fortunes. Let's see what the Arrowhead Addict writers have to say about this week's matchup.
Shoutout to AA contributor Grant Tuttle, who correctly guessed the score against the Chicago Bears!
The Jets have a good defense on paper, but the offense has been so miserable they have been put in bad spots, resulting in not being as dominant as expected. Even if the Jets defense shows up big, the Jets offense is statistically worse than the Bears offense. I have Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire combining for over 120 yards on Sunday.
Chiefs 24, Jets 10
I have the Chiefs winning this one and it is not going to be even that close. The Jets have the worst offense in football, both statistically and by the eye test. Zach Wilson has proven time and again that he is simply not an NFL-caliber quarterback and this Chiefs defense will eat him alive. The Jets’ defense has been pretty meh as well so I am expecting the Chiefs to lay down a second beatdown in a row.
Chiefs 31, Jets 10
As fearful as defenses like the Jets once looked, the truth is the Chiefs can go toe-to-toe with them in an ugly slugfest on that side which only further shines a spotlight on the disparity at quarterback here. Won’t be close. Bad for television but good for the Chiefs.
Chiefs 24, Jets 6
Similar to last week, the Jets don't lose a significant threat to the Chiefs because they offer bottom-five quarterback play. The Jets have a stout defense but it just doesn't feel like they'll be able to score enough points to actually beat Kansas City. The Chiefs defense should continue its dominance and Kansas City rolls to 3-1.
Chiefs 28, Jets 7
Week 4 will be a lopsided but low-scoring affair. The Chiefs' defense will shut down the floundering Jets offense, but Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense will have a tough night against the strong Jets defense.
Chiefs 17, Jets 7
The Jets offense is gross. The Chiefs defense has been playing great. While the Jets' offense will keep things from getting out of hand for a while, eventually all the 3-and-outs and turnovers will just be too many opportunities for Mahomes and the offense.
Chiefs 27, Jets 6
One of these teams, the Chiefs, is starting to hit its stride. On the contrary, the Jets are already trying to stay afloat just four weeks into the season. There are too many question marks for the Jets to overcome a team that is determined to reach another Super Bowl. I don’t see a trap game on the horizon. Kansas City will probably have this one wrapped up by halftime.
Chiefs 38, Jets 13
This is another game that I feel the Chiefs win more because of the other teams' issues rather than their own successes. The offense is inept and relies too much on the run to keep up with Kansas City. The Jets defense is legit, but wow this offense is bad. Watch the interior of the Chiefs offensive line to see how well they handle Quinnen Williams.
Chiefs 30, Jets 13
Patrick Mahomes vs. Zach Wilson is the matchup the NFL was hoping for when they scheduled this Sunday night game. I think this will be a similar outcome to last week, but with a lower score since the Jets' defense is legit. That is unless they’ve decided to give up on Robert Saleh, but I don’t think we’re there yet. Do you know what defense hasn’t given up on their team? Kansas City.
Chiefs, 28, Jets 3
The Chiefs finally found their run game against Chicago last week and can control this game duplicating that recipe in Week 4. I expect a lower-scoring affair, but the same outcome. I like the Chiefs in this one.
Chiefs 23, Jets 16
As long as the Chiefs don't turn the football over, they'll win this game. By how much is the real question? Similar to Buffalo in Week 1, if they give the ball away to New York like it's Halloween candy, then this game could become sketchy. But Zach Wilson is the Jets' quarterback and I don't foresee Patrick Mahomes losing to him in primetime.
Chiefs 27, Jets 13
The Kansas City Chiefs got their mojo back last week boat-racing the Chicago Bears in a 31-point victory. The New York Jets will present a stiffer challenge with a much better defense, but with Zach Wilson at the reins offensively, they'll spend lots of time on the field. Good defenses are an aphrodisiac for Andy Reid and company. Mahomes goes for another three touchdowns.
Chiefs 27, Jets 14
The Jets offense has been a miserable mess. If the Chiefs lose, I will have serious doubts about this team’s ability to make a deep playoff run. Gimme the Chiefs by a lot on the back of a Rashee Rice breakout game.
Chiefs 31, Jets 12