Chiefs Collect Eight Turnovers; Top Jets 24-3

New York Jets v Kansas City Chiefs

Derrick Johnson saw everybody else picking off passes for Kansas City and decided to join the party.

Then he figured he might as well score, too.

The veteran linebacker snagged one of six interceptions thrown by Ryan Fitzpatrick, scored one of the Chiefs’ two touchdowns off turnovers, and put an exclamation mark on a rather bizarre 24-3 victory over the hapless, turnover-prone New York Jets on Sunday.

“We put an emphasis on taking away the ball all the time,” said Johnson, who scored his fourth career TD. “If you can get a turnover, it’s a big momentum changer. And if you can score, it’s even bigger.”

A turnover? How about get eight.

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Jets at Chiefs NFL Week 3 Inactives

Here’s today’s inactives for the Jets at Chiefs at Arrowhead.


Erin Henderson (LB)
Mike Catapano (DE)
Bryce Petty (QB)
Darryl Roberts (CB)
Christian Hackenberg (QB)
Troymaine Pope (RB)


Jamaal Charles (RB)
Tyler Bray (QB)
Sam Barrington (LB)
De’Anthony Thomas (RB)
Kenneth Acker (CB)

Jets at Chiefs NFL Week Three Capsule



STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 1-0 Andy Reid: 4-0
LAST WEEK W 37-31 at Buffalo L 19-12 at Houston
LAST GAME 11/2/14: Jets 10 at Chiefs 24. Kansas City QB Alex Smith throws for 199 yards & 2 TDs. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles rushes for 78 yards & TD.
REFEREE Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (NYJ), 83 (KC). XM: 387 (NYJ), 226 (KC).


PASSING Ryan Fitzpatrick: 43-69-563-3-1-96.5 Alex Smith: 54-85-2-1-84.9
RUSHING Matt Forte: 52-196 (2L)-3.8-3 (T1L) Spencer Ware: 21-127-6.0-1
RECEIVING Quincy Enunwa: 13-146-11.2-1 Jeremy Maclin: 11-131-11.9-1
OFFENSE 416.5 352.0
DEFENSE 387.0 369.5
SACKS Leonard Williams: 2.5 3 tied: 1
INTs Marcus Williams: 2 (T1L) Marcus Peters: 2 (T1L)
PUNTING Lachlan Edwards: 47.2 Dustin Colquitt: 43.8
KICKING Nick Folk: 23 (3L) (5/6 PAT; 6/7 FG) Cairo Santos: 21 (3/3 PAT; 6/6 FG)


JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK had 4 TDs, 0 INTs & 133 rating in last start at KC (9/11/11 with Buf.). Passed for 374 yards & 116.5 rating last week, incl. 8 completions of 20+ yards…RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for 100 yards & 3 TDs last week, 1st NYJ to rush for 100+ yards & 3+ TDs on road since HOFer CURTIS MARTIN (10/15/00). Since entering NFL in 2008, has 12,873 scrimmage yards (8,698 rush, 4,175 rec.), most in NFL…WR BRANDON MARSHALL aims for 6th in row vs. KC with TD catch (7 TDs in past 5). Has 6 100-yard games in past 8. Has 14 TDs in 18 games with NYJ. WR ERIC DECKER aims for 7th in row with TD. Has 15 TDs in past 18. Had career-high 4 TDs (8 catches, 174 yards) in 12/1/13 game at KC (with Den.). WR QUINCY ENUNWA had career-best 92 yards last week…DT LEONARD WILLIAMS has 10 tackles, 2.5 sacks & FF this season. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 8.5 sacks in past 10. CB MARCUS WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with INT. Only player in NFL with INT in both games this season. Has INT in 4 of past 6…CHIEFS: Have won 7 in row at home…QB ALEX SMITH is 2-0 as starting QB vs. NYJ with 95.2 rating. Is 7-0 with 96.9 rating in past 7 at home…RB JAMAAL CHARLES has rushed for 7,220 yards on 1,320 att. in career for 5.47 avg., highest in NFL history (min. 1,000 att.). Has 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 9 at home. Had TD in last meeting. Incl. playoffs, RB SPENCER WARE has 7 rush TDs in past 11. Aims for 3rd in row at home with rush TD…TE TRAVIS KELCE had TD catch in last meeting. WR JEREMY MACLIN has TD catch in 5 of past 6 at home, incl. 3 in row. Has 7 TDs in past 11 (incl. playoffs)…CB MARCUS PETERS had 2 INTs last week. Has 7 INTs (1 TD) in past 9, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2015, has 10 INTs, most in league. LB TAMBA HALI has 87 career sacks, 2nd most in team history. Had sack last week. DT DONTARI POE had sack in last meeting. LB DEE FORD has 5 sacks in past 4 home games. LB DERRICK JOHNSON had sack last week. LB JUSTIN MARCH leads team in 2016 with 17 tackles.

Can the Chiefs Offense Get Out of Sputter Mode in Time For Sunday’s Showdown with the Jets?

Kansas City Chiefs v Houston Texans

A week ago, they overcame it. This week, they had no chance. The lack of offensive production by the Chiefs in two games is somewhat alarming for a team that was able to put up points a season ago.

The team for the second straight week got off to a very slow start. Last week against the Chargers and again Sunday in a loss to the Texans, the team failed to score a first half touchdown.

They fell behind a week ago in a big way to the Chargers, only to come storming back for an overtime win at home to get to 1-0, but Sunday in Houston the team had no such luck in a 19-12 loss.

“You never take credit away from what somebody does, but we self-destructed,” said receiver Jeremy Maclin, “I was just bad, man.”

Maclin was one of the issues in the setback, dropping two very passes that should have been caught from quarterback Alex Smith.

Smith himself was off a lot, as he was pressured all day by the likes of J.J. Watt, and ended the afternoon going 20-for-37 for 186 yards. The team only ran for 119 yards, a 6.3 yards per carry average, but overall with the issues in the passing game, they had just 291 yards of offense.

So just who is to blame for the Chiefs issues on offense Sunday? And better yet, can this team get it turned around when they host the New York Jets Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium?

The team has seemed not seemed aggressive enough early in games, and instead of going after their opponent early on, they’ve taken too long to get the game plan in motion.

Sunday’s game against the Jets is going to be yet another good measuring stick against a good AFC team. New York is 1-1 after a big road win against the Bills on Thursday night.

The Jets have done a nice job pressuring the quarterback, and it will be up to Andy Reid to come up with a game plan to make sure to keep the big New York defensive line off of Smith.

The Chiefs should get a boost with running back Jammal Charles back in the fold Sunday, and also are hopeful to have two starting offensive lineman back in Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Parker Ehinger.

Falling to 1-2 is not a good way to start a season that had playoff dreams and possibly an AFC West title in sight. Don’t wait to get tickets for the Chiefs this week, as they play the Jets at 12 Central at Arrowhead Sunday afternoon.

Chiefs Offense Stuck in the Mud; Rally Falls Short to Texans 19-12

Kansas City Chiefs v Houston Texans

DeAndre Hopkins got Houston going early and defense and special teams did the rest in a 19-12 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Hopkins had 113 yards receiving and a touchdown and Nick Novak kicked four field goals to help the Texans to the victory.

Novak connected from 32, 24, 31 and 43 yards for the Texans.

Cairo Santos made three field goals in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 19-12, but Houston recovered the onside kick with less than a minute left to seal the victory.

The Texans (2-0) showed that they are a much different team than the one that was embarrassed in a 30-0 wild-card playoff loss to the Chiefs (1-1) in January, when quarterback Brian Hoyer had five turnovers.

New quarterback Brock Osweiler did throw two interceptions but the Chiefs had more trouble taking care of the ball, with Houston’s defense setting a franchise record by recovering three fumbles in the first half.

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Chiefs Rally from Huge Deficit; Top Chargers in OT 33-27

San Diego Chargers v Kansas City Chiefs

Alex Smith squirmed out of the pile in the end zone, got to his feet and let out a roar.

All it took was the largest comeback in the 56-year history of the Kansas City Chiefs for the stoic quarterback with the California cool to finally let some emotion show.

Smith threw for 363 yards and two touchdowns to rally his team from a three-touchdown hole, then scored on third-and-goal on the first possession of overtime for a heart-stopping 33-27 victory over the San Diego Chargers in their season opener Sunday.

“Lot of emotion at the end of the game,” Smith said with a smile.

The Chiefs trailed 24-3 in the second half before mounting their charge, and it really kicked into gear when Smith hit Jeremy Maclin with a back-shoulder fade to get within 27-17 with 9 minutes to go.

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Chargers at Chiefs NFL Week One Inactives

Today’s inactive for the Chargers and Chiefs:

Chargers Inactives:

Andre Williams (RB)
Ryan Carrethers (DT)
Isaiah Burse (WR)
Adrian Phillips (S)

Chiefs Inactives:

Jamaal Charles (RB)
Tyler Bray (QB)
De’Anthony Thomas (RB)
Kenneth Acker (CB)
Rakeem Nunez-Roches (DT)
KeiVarae Russell (CB)

Report: Chiefs Waive Backup QB Aaron Murray

Andy Murray

Quarterback Aaron Murray, who entered training camp in competition to be the primary backup to Alex Smith, was waived by the Chiefs, a source confirmed to Adam Teicher of

Murray didn’t play well in the preseason and fell well behind Nick Foles and Tyler Bray, as well as Smith, on the depth chart. Murray fumbled three times in a recent game against the Los Angeles Rams and then threw two interceptions in Thursday night’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

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