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Final Score: Chiefs 35, Jets 9

NFL: New York Jets at Kansas City Chiefs Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

In the Jets’ eighth game of the 2020 season, on a beautiful, bright and sunny day in Kansas City, Missouri, the New York Jets lost to the Kansas City Chiefs, 35 - 9.

This was a game the Jets had no business keeping competitive. In the first half, they surprised a bit and kept the game marginally in reach, trailing 21-9 at halftime. The Jets had as many scoring drives as the Chiefs in the first half. Unfortunately, the Chiefs punched it into the end zone every time they got in scoring position, and the Jets settled for field goals. This has been a problem for the Jets all year long, as they have the NFL’s worst red zone offense. Against a lesser team, three scoring drives ending in field goals in the first half might be okay. Against the defending Super Bowl champions, it wasn’t nearly enough.

Trailing by 12 points going into the second half, the Jets would have to simultaneously have their best scoring half of the season while holding the Chiefs offense to virtually nothing in the second half to have any chance of winning. To nobody’s surprise, that did not happen.

The Chiefs’ superior talent simply ground down the Jets in the second half. The Chiefs scored two more touchdowns. The Jets barely moved the ball. In the end, this was no contest.

With the loss the Jets bring their record to 0 - 8 on the year and inch closer to the #1 pick in the 2021 draft.

I will provide more in depth commentary later. In the meantime leave your comments on the game below.