The Kansas City Chiefs returned two turnovers for touchdowns, intercepted three passes in the end zone and forced eight turnovers total in a 24-3 victory over the hapless New York Jets on Sunday.

Marcus Peters had two of the picks for the Chiefs (2-1), including the first of four off the JetsRyan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter. Daniel Sorenson had another, Derrick Johnson returned his 55 yards for a touchdown, and D.J. White snagged his in the end zone with 1:54 left in the game.

The eight turnovers were the most by the Jets (1-2) since they set a franchise record with 10 in a loss to the New England Patriots on Nov. 21, 1976.

Alex Smith was 25 of 33 for 237 yards and a touchdown for Kansas City, while Spencer Ware added 75 yards rushing. But it was the performance of the defense – and all those Jets turnovers – that helped the Chiefs bounced back from their first regular-season defeat in 12 games.

Eric Berry picked off a pass in the end zone late in the third quarter, and a fumbled kick return by the JetsJalin Marshall was returned 27 yards by Demetrius Harris for another score.

Fitzpatrick was dismal a week after torching Buffalo, going 20 of 44 for 188 yards. His six picks were a career high, surpassing the five that he threw for St. Louis against Minnesota in 2005, and tied a franchise record.

The JetsMatt Forte, who scored three times against the Bills, was held to just 65 yards rushing.

Not that the Chiefs were infallible.

They appeared to take a 24-3 lead in the third quarter when Ware stretched the ball into the pylon for a touchdown. But the officials reviewed the play and saw the ball beginning to come out, and decided that it was a fumble resulting in a touchback for New York.

The Chiefs also were stuffed on fourth-and-inches at the Jets 39 early in the fourth quarter.

Copyright 2016 by The Associated Press

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