To start with the good, quarterback Alex Smith played his best game since the teams' last-second loss to the Oakland Raiders six weeks ago. Most notably, he had a 70-yard scramble that put the Chiefs' offense in field goal range.
On the retry, the Jets converted to take a seven-point lead, while Peters got an unsportsmanlike conduct flag for his actions.
Coach Todd Bowles is expected to address Lee's benching after the contest. The Jets then went for two, and on the play, Nelson was again called for holding after McCown dropped back about 30 yards.
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Keeping Jeffery in the fold through the 2021 season means that shouldn't be changing any time soon. He has caught 43 passes for 689 yards and seven touchdown.
Meanwhile, Darrelle Revis is active and will play for the Chiefs against the Jets.
Peters later returned to the field without his socks. ESPN's analytics department gives Kansas City a 66 percent chance of doing so despite its ongoing struggles.
Smith and the Chiefs got things going early against the Jets, marching down the field 75 yards on five plays - capping the drive with a 22-yard touchdown catch by a wide-open Kelce just 2:38 in.
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It proves the point author Ta-Nehisi Coates makes in his now-viral speech about white hip-hop fans and the n-word. The lyric in question is "I don't wanna choose / And I'm quick cut a nigga off / So don't get comfortable".
Smith is now five-of-five passing for 111 yards, with Kelce responsible for 90 yards on three catches.
The Jets showed some signs of life, though, with Bilal Powell scoring on a 1-yard run. Also, defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was benched for most of the first quarter - also a coach's decision - before entering with 39 seconds before the second quarter. He owns a 4-to-4 touchdown-to-interception ratio, a 6.3 yards per attempt avrage, and a 78.7 passer rating during his last four games.
Chiefs: Center Mitch Morse was carted to the locker room with a foot injury. As of Sunday morning, the Chiefs were receiving just over 60% of the tickets at the betting window.
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What we didn't have was a conversation with players in the coalition based on some of the responses that we got from the league. If players accept the money, they're just looking for a fight if they continue to kneel.