That meant Kansas City's best defensive back wasn't around when Jets running back Elijah McGuire rushed for the score that put NY ahead by a touchdown.
Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters picked up an official's flag, threw it into the crowd and walked off the field Sunday with less than three minutes remaining in his team's game against the New York Jets.More news: Twitter Reacts As David De Gea & Manchester United Frustrate Arsenal In Thriller
Smith, who was reportedly in danger of being benched if he had a poor game, came out firing on the opening drive, completing all four of his passes for 75 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce only 2:38 into the game. The Jets then went for two, and on the play, Nelson was again called for holding after McCown dropped back about 30 yards.
With that, we give you our PFF-exclusive takeaways from the contest for each team.More news: Mark Zuckerberg's sister sexually harassed on flight, Alaska Airlines launches investigation
They also changed their offensive playcaller from coach Andy Reid to coordinator Matt Nagy. It means there is a meltdown by a player on the field, a star defender at that, which turned into something more-the abandoning of his team by Peters.
In the end, NY took advantage of its second chance and scored on the two-point try to go up 38-31. The Jets (4-7) have likely lost too many games to get back in the playoff hunt, but the Chiefs (6-5) still lead the AFC West and have a chance to right their season. As of Sunday morning, the Chiefs were receiving just over 60% of the tickets at the betting window.More news: Federal Bureau of Investigation joins search for missing 3-year-old in North Carolina
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