Week 3 of the NFL season has plenty of key games. The battle in Kansas City between the Chiefs and New York Jets is one that isn’t getting as much attention. The two teams won over 20 games between them last season and are looking for deep playoff runs and with both teams at 1-1 for the season going into this game, it could turn into a tiebreaker by the time January arrives so it is a game that both teams feel is a must-win. Here is a look at the matchup.
The Jets are coming off of a 37-31 win against the Buffalo Bills and remain on the road for this battle. Ryan Fitzpatrick has passed for 563 yards and three touchdowns so far this season and has been spreading the ball around. Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall and Quincy Enunwa each have at least 130 yards receiving. Matt Forte has come to the Big Apple and made a huge impact with 196 rushing yards and three touchdowns for the season. The defense hasn’t been great early on and needs Darrelle Revis to get back to his all-pro level or the Jets are going to find themselves on the outside looking in again.
The Chiefs fell 19-12 on the road to the Houston Texans and want to rebound in this game. Alex Smith has been solid again with 549 passing yards and two touchdowns in the early going. Spencer Ware has taken over the running back job with Jamaal Charles still hurt and is looking like Charles on the field. Ware leads the team with 127 rushing yards and a touchdown while also having 177 receiving yards on nine catches to also lead the team. This is a game though where the Chiefs defense will be tested. If they can step up and get a win here, their chances of making the playoffs will go way up.
What time is the Jets vs. Chiefs game?
The Jets vs. Chiefs game will begin at 4:25 P.M. Eastern/3:25 P.M. Central.
What date and channel will the Jets vs. Chiefs game be on?
The Jets vs. Chiefs game will be played on Sunday, September 25 and can be seen on CBS.