The New York Jets played an outstanding game but dropped their opener on a late field goal to the Bengals and then turned around and got a little sloppy against a shaky Buffalo team, but still walked away with their first win of the season.
This is a tough club to figure just how good they are and this is a game where they could make a real statement visiting the Kansas City Chiefs who got knocked off in a big revenge match in Houston last week after struggling to handle the Chargers in Week 1. Kansas City could easily be 0-2 although they are fortunate not to be and they are still awaiting the return from ACL surgery of Jamaal Charles which could happen this week but is not certain at the moment.
NYJ 4TH OFF; KC 17TH DEF
NYJ 5TH RUN; KC 29TH vs. RUN
NYJ 10TH PASS; KC 19TH vs. PASS
NYJ 6TH PTS; KC T16TH PTS ALLOWED
KC 18TH OFF; NYJ 19TH DEF
KC 15TH RUN; NYJ 5TH vs. RUN
KC T19TH PASS; NYJ 26TH vs. PASS
KC 16TH PTS; NYJ 26TH PTS ALLOWED
NYJ T14TH TO/TA; KC 27TH TO-TA
Well-rested JETS looking to go over .500 after high-powered 37-31 Thursday-night win over Bills in Week 2.
JETS offense operated on all cylinders vs. Bills, collecting 493 total yards, 28 first downs and 8-of-13 3 rd -down conversions.
New JETS RB Matt Forte was 30-100-3 rushing in Week 2, including go-ahead score with 4:02 remaining.
JETS QB Ryan Fitzpatrick operated at peak efficiency vs. Bills with 24-34-374-3 TDs, 0 INTs (116.5 passer rating).
JETS WRs Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall each had six catches with over 100 yards receiving (Decker had a TD) in Week 2.
JETS WR Quincy Enunwa had an impressive 6-92 receiving on 6 targets in Week 2.
There’s cause for concern with JETS CB Darrelle Revis, who got burned on Bills WR Marquise Goodwin’s 84-yard TD catch in Week 2 after getting repeatedly torched by Bengals WR A.J. Green in Week 1.
Check status of JETS LB Erin Henderson (injured foot in Week 2) and OG James Carpenter (injured calf in Week 2).
Also check status of JETS projected starting OLB rookie Jordan Jenkins, who has yet to play this season after hurting his calf in an Aug. 22 practice.
CHIEFS had problems in Houston gaining only 291 yards, making 9 penalties for 77 yards and losing 3 fumbles in 19-12 loss to Texans.
CHIEFS QB Alex Smith was sacked 4 times in Week 2.
CHIEFS RB Spencer Ware had 57 yards rushing, 48 yards receiving in Week 2, but he also had a fumble that was returned 52 yards.
CHIEFS WR Jeremy Maclin had 6-68 receiving on 15 targets in Week 2.
CHIEFS ILB Derrick Johnson had 11 tackles and a sack in Week 2.
CHIEFS PK Cairo Santos connected on 4-of-4 FGs, including 53-yarder.
Check status of CHIEFS RB Jamaal Charles, who has yet to play this year after undergoing surgery to repair torn ACL in right knee suffered last season.
Also check status of CHIEFS starting OGs Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (ankle sprain, DNP in Week 2) and rookie Parker Ehringer (concussion; DNP in Week 2).