Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wrap-up: Jets 37, Chiefs 10
By Bill Williamson
Some quick thoughts following the Kansas City Chiefs' 37-10 loss to the New York Jets.
What it means: The Chiefs’ are virtually out of the playoff discussion. They are now 5-8. After going 10-6 and winning the AFC West last year, Kansas City is now looking forward to 2012.
Another blowout: This was Kansas City’s fifth loss of at least 27 points this season. For those looking for Todd Haley to lose his job, that is ammunition. However, the undermanned Chiefs had been playing fairly tough in recent games.
Palko is just OK: In his fourth NFL start, Kansas City quarterback Tyler Palko completed 16-of-32 passes for 195 yards. He threw a late touchdown and he was intercepted once.
Defense slides: Kansas City's defense had been playing very well but it had a tough time Sunday. The Jets ran the ball down the Chiefs’ throats with 159 yards on the ground.
What’s next: It does not get any easier. The Chiefs host Green Bay in Week 15. Kansas City has the toughest remaining schedule in the NFL.