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Chiefs defense was hit with two key penalties on late Jets touchdown

Darrelle Revis: 'We put ourselves in a hole with some of those penalties'

Chiefs defensive back Darrelle Revis started but didn’t play in the second half of the Chiefs 38-31 loss to the New York Jets.
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Chiefs defensive back Darrelle Revis started but didn’t play in the second half of the Chiefs 38-31 loss to the New York Jets.

That was a wacky fourth quarter in the Chiefs’ 38-31 loss to the Jets on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

New York was trailing 31-30 late in the game and had driven deep into Chiefs territory. The drive stalled and the Jets made a field goal to take a two-point lead.

However, the Chiefs’ Bennie Logan hit the Jets center on the field-goal attempt and drew a personal foul, which allowed New York to keep its drive alive.

The Chiefs’ defense held against and stopped the Jets on a third-down play. However, Steven Nelson was called for holding and you can see why.

 

Given the third chance, the Jets scored on a 1-yard run by Josh McCown.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, New York then was denied on a two-point conversion try, but Nelson again was called for holding. When he saw the official’s flag on the field, Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters was furious. He tossed the flag into the stands.

The touchdown instead of a field goal was important, because the Chiefs drove into field-goal range and would have had a chance to win if they had been down 33-31.

Instead the penalties were costly.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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