Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for Sunday's game against the Raiders

They didn't need to.

Only Tom Brady has played the quarterback position more efficiently this year, with a 109.7 passer rating to Smith's 107.2, and only Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Deshaun Watson and Carson Wentz are in reasonably close pursuit.

Two years ago he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in a game against the Raiders, and twice last season he punted the ball into the stands after creating a turnover - he was flagged for a delay of game against Carolina, while his punt against Jacksonville went unnoticed by the officials.

Still it wasn't enough.

The Chiefs played that game without cornerback Steven Nelson, who missed the first seven games with a core muscle injury.

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"These are hard fought games", Smith said. "If you've got to have some extra mo or something, absolutely not". "I'm not going to get into detail on it". You're [eager] to get back on track.

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He touched on the offensive line, and noted their determination to keep fighting. Big divisional game for us. "We've got to assess this and then we've got to get ready".

That part would have been a lot worse had the Chiefs tied the game.

A defense that had been reasonably good collapsed against a mediocre opponent, allowing almost 500 yards. NY converted 13 of 20 third-down plays, and the Chiefs committed eight penalties.

The Chiefs lost to the Jets 38-31, their fourth straight defeat, on a frustrating day for the defense, which got little pressure on quarterback Josh McCown and didn't force a turnover. They at one point made the Jets kick a field goal but nose tackle Bennie Logan was penalized for unnecessary roughness, giving the Jets a fresh set of downs. The finish to that game - with penalties on back-to-back plays on the Raiders' late game-winning drive - was eerily similar to Sunday's meltdown.

The way we hear it, of all the things plaguing the Chiefs right now, Smith isn't even in the same area code as the leading issues, and head coach Andy Reid knows it. "I'm not saying [the penalties] shouldn't have been called ... but they were called and after awhile you're down there, you're competing and we've had a couple of games where we've had that".

It would not be the first time in Reid's coaching career that has he has occasionally turned over playcalling to a coordinator. It's evident in small things, such as the way the Chiefs scatter across their sideline during the national anthem, to more important things, such as the raft of penalties that have hurt them during their skid. Cooper torched the Chiefs for 11 catches and 210 yards with two scores in Week 7. But both came in Kansas City's first 15 snaps.

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