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Game Picks: Jets at Chiefs

NFL Experts Take Their Shot at This Weekend's Game.


David Steele

Pick: Chiefs, 27-24

Seriously, does it make anyone else queasy thinking about Brandon Marshall's knee last Thursday, and about how he actually might play? Assume Andy Reid and Alex Smith will try to see if Darrelle Revis really has lost a step; the Jets might not like the result.

Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist

Pick: Chiefs, 20-17

The Jets are playing a second consecutive road game. That's always tough. It's even tougher at this venue. The Chiefs struggled in their home opener two weeks ago, but I think they get it going here. Chiefs take it.

Chris Simms, NFL Lead Analyst

Pick: Chiefs

Not sure which team I prefer.

I could pick the one that plays tough, gritty defense. That has a quarterback who plays it safe for the most part and an offensive line that likes to bully people around.

Or...I could pick the other team that does all those things, too.

Here's the closest call of the weekend: Give me the Chiefs by a slim margin, thanks to a motivating Week 2 loss and the noise advantage at Arrowhead Stadium.

Elliot Harrison, NFL Media Analyst

Pick: Chiefs, 23-21

Can't help but think the Chiefs bounce back this week. I know, I too saw the Jets' offense in Week 2. At one point, I thought Blair Thomas and Laveranues Coles were going to come out and post 100-yard games with the way Chan Gailey's unit was rolling. Kansas City's defense looked better last week in Houston than in the opener, and should be a step closer to getting back to viability. Alex Smith also committed uncharacteristic turnovers in the Week 2 loss. While Philip Rivers torched the Chiefs, Ryan Fitzpatrick's career has been far more up and down. In his career year of 2015, Fitzpatrick only posted a 100-plus passer rating in one true road game: at Oakland, when he only threw five passes.

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