Darron Lee a healthy New York Jets scratch vs. Chiefs

Darron Lee a healthy New York Jets scratch vs. Chiefs

Darron Lee a healthy New York Jets scratch vs. Chiefs

Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters had a meltdown late in a one-possession game after a penalty was called against the Chiefs on a failed New York Jets two-point conversion.

Smith looked more like the MVP candidate he was early in the season than the struggling quarterback he's been in recent weeks. Josh McCown has thrown a career-high 17 touchdown passes and Robby Anderson has at least one touchdown catch in his last five games, averaging 17.4 yards per reception.

The Jets would go up six with a pair of field goals, but they broke in the fourth as Smith and Hill got together again for another long touchdown, this one a 40-yarder, to go up one with 9:13 remaining.

At 6-6, their games don't get any more critical than the next two, both at home against AFC West opponents.

In a surprise decision, the Jets made starting inside linebacker Darron Lee inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. But the Chiefs' defense collapsed, allowing nearly 500 yards to the Jets.

They changed their offensive playcaller from coach Andy Reid to coordinator Matt Nagy. The Chiefs had jumped out to a 14-0 lead Sunday with a pair of quick touchdown passes to Travis Kelce before the Jets rallied for the win. Later, on 3rd-and-4, Kansas City gifted the Jets another first down on a defensive holding.

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