They were supposed to win last Sunday against an inferior Oakland team, but the Jets lost a heartbreaker in overtime. At least they were on the road in that one. New York will have no such excuses when it hosts Kansas City on Sunday. They'll be playing an even worse team at home, and, to make matters even easier, will be facing third-string quarterback Tyler Thigpen. Brodie Croyle and Damon Huard, the Chiefs' top two signal-callers, are out for the year with injuries.
Don't look now, but Brett Favre's Jets career has not gotten off to a flying start. His yards per attempt average is one full yard lower than last season's total. If the outstanding game against Arizona is taken away, his year is borderline dreadful. The Jets need Favre to help them win, not throw two interceptions and fumble twice, as he did in last week's debacle. Favre doesn't have to be at his best against the lowly Chiefs, coached by former Jets head man Herm Edwards, but if the Jets want people to follow them the rest of the season, they better pound Kansas City.