New York Jets outlast Kansas City Chiefs in wild finish

Jonathan Hernandez
December 4, 2017

The Jets (5-7) blew fourth-quarter leads in three of their previous five games heading into this weekend. But the Chiefs' defense collapsed, allowing nearly 500 yards to the Jets.

Also inactive for the Jets are quarterback Christian Hackenberg, corners Robert Nelson and Juston Burris (concussion), linebacker Freddie Bishop, tackle Ben Ijalana and tackle Jonotthan Harrison.

The Jets carried a 27-24 lead into the fourth quarter. He jogged back to the field with less than two minutes remaining.

Smith, who was reportedly in danger of being benched if he had a poor game, came out firing on the opening drive, completing all four of his passes for 75 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce only 2:38 into the game.

Tyreek Hill had six catches for 185 yards and two scores while zipping through the Jets' porous secondary.

Kearse was everywhere on Sunday, ripping off 79 yards in the first half before adding another 78 after halftime. Most notably, he had a 70-yard scramble that put the Chiefs' offense in field goal range. In past collapses, the Jets committed a host of dumb penalties.

Chiefs: home vs. Oakland next Sunday.

The Jets' offensive line has underperformed all year, and their running backs aren't that impressive. That gave the Jets the ball at the 1 with a new set of downs. Later, on 3rd-and-4, Kansas City gifted the Jets another first down on a defensive holding. Several defensive holding calls allowed the Jets 11 chances at scoring from within the Chiefs' 10 yard line on their game winning drive. Cornerback Marcus Peters had had enough at that point, chucking the penalty flag into the stands, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty and leaving the field despite not being ejected.

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