Halftime observations from New Jersey: Jets 21, Chiefs 17

Halftime observations from New Jersey: Jets 21, Chiefs 17

Halftime observations from New Jersey: Jets 21, Chiefs 17

Despite an outstanding performance from quarterback Alex Smith (366 passing yards, four touchdowns), the Kansas City Chiefs dropped their road contest with the New York Jets, 38-31.

Jets LB Darron Lee was a surprise inactive vs. the Chiefs. As for the total, the number hit the board at 44 and that's where it now sits. Both came on the ground, a nine-yard rush from Elijah McGuire and a one-yard sneak by McCown to tie the game at 14 before the end of the first quarter.

Who the Trends Like: Kansas City. The favorite has also covered in six of the last eight meetings. NY tied it at 14 late in the opening quarter on McCown's quarterback sneak from 1 yard.

It was the Chiefs' longest run of the season, but not the best ever by a Kansas City quarterback.

Forecast: Dry and sunny by day; rainy and cooler by night
Clear skies will stick around this morning and early afternoon, but more clouds will move back into the area this evening. Another cold front is making its way to Louisiana, and this time, the front should be much stronger.

Unlike in the previous three games, in which Kansas City failed to score more than 17 points, offense was not the problem in this latest defeat.

And a beleaguered offensive line that lost center Mitch Morse (foot) early in the second quarter held up by surrendering only two sacks after being drummed last Sunday by Buffalo.

It was McCown that delivered the go-ahead score, punching in his second one-yard touchdown rush of the day. Then it was receiver Tyreek Hill in the second.

After losing five of their last six games, Smith and Kelce have already teamed up for two touchdown passes in the first three minutes of play in NY. The Jets have been competitive virtually all season and I like NY to at least cover as a small dog today.

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