Marcus Peters had two of the picks for the Chiefs (2-1), including the first of four off the Jets‘ Ryan 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.
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.
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.
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.
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