For Pete's Sake

Chiefs tried this trick play in a key situation on Sunday

The Chiefs’ offense looked much, much better on Sunday.

Alex Smith threw four touchdown passes, and the Chiefs scored 31 points in a loss to the Jets.

But there was one baffling moment.

The Chiefs trailed 27-24 late in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Jets in East Rutherford, N.J., when they went to its bag of tricks.

Facing a third and less than 1, the Chiefs tried a pass to offensive lineman Cameron Erving, who was an eligible receiver.

It did not go well.


Chiefs fans were not happy about the play call.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff