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Top 5 takeaways from Week 3 Jets vs Chiefs

Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) intercepts a pass and runs in for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) intercepts a pass and runs in for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Jets showed no urgency in Week 3 that many wonder if this team is worthy of being an NFL Playoff-contending team team.

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Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson (56) intercepts a pass and runs in for a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets took a huge step back in Week 3 as they went into Arrowhead Stadium and got beaten up by the Kansas City Chiefs to the final score of 24-3. From the start of the game, the Jets looked like a team that was still in the Eastern time zone.

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The eight turnovers were the most committed by one team since 2000 when the Tennessee Titans did that against the Cleveland Browns. The Jets’ offense couldn’t get any rhythm going which made the defense stay on the field longer.

With this loss, the Jets are now 1-2 and head home to regroup and prepare for the Seattle Seahawks. In this game, there were a lot of things that happened that as a fan you shake your head.. This loss could hurt them later on down the road if they are going to compete for a playoff spot.

The Jets need to forget about this performance and try to get back to the way they were playing against the Buffalo Bills. Let’s take a deeper look and break down the top 5 takeaways from this Week 3 matchup.

Next: 5. Offense shows no urgency

5. Offense shows no urgency

Throughout the game, the Jets’ offense looked very sluggish and like they were playing in Week 1. There were too many dropped footballs and the key big plays of Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker literally were nowhere to be found.

The Jets only totaled 305 yards of total offense which is a huge drop from last week when they had over 400 yards. The Jets had three big penalties especially two on the offensive side of the football. In the red zone, the Jets went 0-4 which is difficult because it is important to score when you are in that part of the field.

They weren’t able to mix up the play calling which is becoming frustrating to see because they ran the same plays. If they mixed up the play calling then it could have opened up the field more and help the production for the team out.

The running game and passing game were very limited which made head coach Todd Bowles very frustrated and angry.

Next: 4. Where was the dynamic duo?

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Oct 18, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) celebrates with wide receiver Eric Decker (87) after scoring a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

4. Where was the dynamic duo?

After having a big game last week against the Bills, Decker and Marshall were a no-show when needed. They both had a total of four receptions for a total of 58 yards which has to be the lowest in a very long time.

They didn’t do much to make Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s day a little easier than what it was. Both were dealing with nagging injuries but still, they didn’t muster anything in the grand scheme of things.

It was like a ghost was playing on the field in their position because you rarely heard their names being called. It didn’t help as well when the quarterback of your team throws six interceptions in one game.

When Decker and Marshall were double covered, Fitzpatrick was forcing the throws which were humiliating to watch as a fan. The dynamic duo was effectively shut down and make the Jets’ offense rather predictable.

Next: 3. Fitzmagic looked more like Fitztragic

Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) drops back to pass against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

3. Fitzmagic looked more like Fitztragic

This had the be the worst performance by Fitzpatrick who again, threw six interceptions against the Chiefs. He went 20 of 44 for a total of 188 yards in passing which as a fan was hard to watch throughout the whole game.

Fitzpatrick took a huge step back in trying to build more of a trust with the team and coaching staff. He didn’t use the check downs when he needed to look for an open wide receiver which you wonder where his head was.

He literally put on such an abysmal performance, it was beyond comprehension. He needs to calmly stay in the pocket and make his appropriate reads. When he walks up to the line of scrimmage he gives a stare down to who he is throwing it to.

Fitzpatrick needs to take control of the game and stay calm because he gets too frantic and starts to panic. It looked like he didn’t make smart decisions especially when they were in the red zone. He forced too many passes which turned into interceptions.

Next: 2. Defensive secondary once again gets toasted

Sep 25, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) is tackled by New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) and strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 24-3. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

2. Defensive secondary once again gets toasted

For the past three weeks, the Jets’ defensive secondary has been beaten on too many big plays. Especially in Week 3 as they couldn’t handle the Chiefs two tight ends.

Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris had a good game as they both had a combined total of eight receptions and 103 yards in total offense. They gave too much room off the line of scrimmage and were beaten by the simple plays.

It continues to be very frustrating to watch the secondary and it needs to be fixed because it will continue to hurt the team. The secondary needs to take the blame for the two losses because of them not being aggressive or making the proper adjustments.

The secondary will need to buckle down because the opponents will only get tougher. It’s time they wake up and understand they can’t continue to play like this if they plan to win more football games this season.

Next: 1. Ball security was a major problem

1. Ball security was a major problem

The Jets weren’t careful with the football which allowed the Chiefs to score on great field positioning. The momentum changed when Jalin Marshall fumbled the kickoff and allowed the Chiefs to score on that play.

Many of the players didn’t secure the football which made it easy for the Chiefs’ defenders to strip the ball from them. They had a total of two fumbles which the Chiefs take advantage of and score easy points.

When passes were thrown to them they were easily broken up or they just couldn’t hang on to the football. They need to be more careful and not make mistakes that should have been addressed in practice.

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Overall, the Jets have many issues to fix but the good news is there are a lot of football games left to be played. This could be the wake up call this franchise needed to get back in the right direction.

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