Would it last? Of course not. Or if he had not been able to play in overtime for those reasons. And the Jets' 23rd-ranked offense proceeded to carve up the Chiefs' defense and propel NY to a 38-31 victory at MetLife Stadium. The Chiefs are 1-5 straight up and against the spread in their last six games. For the game, the secondary did an adequate job at limiting big plays, but struggled to deflect passes and make tackles in the open field.
The Chiefs (6-6) were keen to prove that they are still challengers for the AFC West and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, embarking on a five-play, 75-yard opening touchdown drive in just 2:38.
But the sight of quarterback Alex Smith, snapping his chin strap loose and slumping his head after a failed comeback attempt only reinforced that this was yet another disappointment in a troubling middle portion of the season.
Less than two minutes later, Smith and Kelce hooked up again for a 36-yard score to build an early two-possession lead. Kansas City took a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and the slumping team's defense couldn't do anything about it. Then it was receiver Tyreek Hill in the second. He also returned a punt 24 yards in the first half. That gave the Jets the ball at the 1 with a new set of downs.
Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 21-yard field goal to put the Jets (5-7) ahead with 3:55 left.
The Chiefs kept battling, and even seemed to get off the field on third-and-goal from the 4 when Frank Zombo forced an incompletion by hitting McCown.
Peters' frustration probably wasn't just over the penalties at the end.