Five things that stood out about the Kansas City Chiefs' narrow win against the Jets

Sam McDowell, The Kansas City Star on

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- We might not have watched the quarterback matchup that turned the Chiefs-Jets into a primetime feature, but we still saw some pretty good quarterback play.

From the other guy.


Zach Wilson had his best stretch as an NFL quarterback, and Patrick Mahomes overlapped it with one of his worst.

That’s not a sentence I expected to write.

But the end result? The Chiefs won their third straight game, turning a 17-point lead into a nail-biting 23-20 win.


Here are five observations from immediately after the game:

1. The inexplicable Patrick Mahomes

Wait, who was that guy?

The Chiefs scored the initial 17 points of the game, and, well, Mahomes was Mahomes. The two-time MVP. The two-time Super Bowl winner.


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