The NY Jets were predictably blown out by the powerhouse Kansas City Chiefs in Week 8.
The NY Jets traveled to Arrowhead Stadium in Week 8 fully expecting a one-sided thrashing at the hands of the vastly superior Kansas City Chiefs. And when all was said and done, that’s exactly what they got.
The Jets managed to keep it close for a little while just as they did last week even trailing by just five points in the middle of the second half. But Kansas City took a 21-9 lead into the second half and didn’t look back from there.
Before long, the Chiefs were up by three-plus scores and running away with the game — just as everyone expected them to do.
A 35-9 final score is right around what was anticipated as Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ offense were no match for the overwhelmed Jets’ defense.
Mahomes finished with five touchdown passes which surpassed the Jets’ total through eight games. That’s right, Mahomes tossed more touchdown passes in one game than the Jets had all season.
Whether it was Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, or Mecole Hardman, the Jets had no answer for the Chiefs’ offensive playmakers. Except for Le’Veon Bell who rushed for just seven yards on six carries in his highly-anticipated revenge game.
The NY Jets were completely outclassed by the Chiefs as expected.
For the Jets, the offense moved the ball well in the first half but couldn’t punch the ball into the end zone settling for three Sergio Castillo field goals including a 55-yarder for the former CFL and XFL kicker on his 30th birthday.
Mims was targeted just three times including a spectacular 27-yard leaping grab at the end of the first quarter. He didn’t receive a single target in the second half.
As for Perine, he was once again out-touched by Frank Gore who received two more carries than his younger counterpart. In a lost season, there is no excuse not to get Mims and Perine more involved in the offense.
The Jets have now fallen to 0-8 for only the second time in franchise history, the only other time coming in the infamous 1996 season.
With a Monday night matchup against the New England Patriots awaiting them, head coach Adam Gase is clinging on to his job for dear life.
It’s not a matter of if he will be fired — it’s a matter of when.