Despite being out of the active roster due to recovering and rehabilitating from injuries, Aaron Rodgers made sure to cheer for his New York Jets squad by being a spectator in the stadium. Though the quarterback traveled from Los Angeles last night to inject a booster dose of confidence in his fellow teammates, they still fell short of expectations.
After embracing back-to-back defeats against the Dallas Cowboys and New England Patriots, the Jets again went down to the Kansas City Chiefs in their week 4 match. However, the Jets head coach was seemingly more furious over the officials than his players for their loss.
Jets HC furious with unfair ref decision
During the Sunday Night Football game, Robert Saleh was on the verge of breaking down following a controversial call from the referee. A flag went against his team’s defense in the fourth quarter when the Chiefs quarterback made a potential interception. Jets’ cornerback Sauce Gardner was later flagged with a questionable defensive holding name.
The penalty not only gave the opposing team a significant advantage but also drew the ire of the HC and the entire Jets’ fanbase. He lost his cool completely and confronted the officials while gesturing in disbelief as it made Gang Green’s third interception of the Chiefs’ two-time MVP.
On top of that, the questionable decision fell heavy on the Big Apple as it snatched the match from their hands, and Gardner himself seemed frustrated as he was seen smacking his own helmet following the incident. Meanwhile, the controversial call reignited the ongoing debate surrounding officiating consistency in the NFL.
Jets vs. Chiefs match review
In the Jets vs. Chiefs week 4 clash, Mahomes’ team had an incredible start as they managed a 17-0 lead in the first quarter However, the scenario changed when a questionable facemask call was made on the Chiefs’ offensive tackle Jawaan Taylor in the end zone turned into a safety with 13:20 left in the second quarter. It was momentum for Saleh’s team as they bounced back crazily after.
The Jets got two points for Taylor’s call as well as the ball back and then scored a field goal on their way to a 5-17 mark. Zach Wilson, New York Jets’ starter in the absence of Rodgers, could not prove his worth to be a starter till now, but he showcased a very promising performance in the match by hitting C.J. Uzomah with a 1-yard TD pass to make the score 17-12.
Kansas City got a 37-yard field goal out of Harrison Butker to make the score 20-12 at the end of the second quarter. Gang Green ensured a tie in the next quarter, but Butker’s FG in the fourth quarter gave a 23-20 win to the Chiefs.
Wilson was 18-of-26 passing for 141 yards while Garrett Wilson had six receptions for 43 yards. Pat was 8-of-16 passing for 135 yards while Isiah had eight carries for 84 yards including an incredible TD.
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