KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (5-7)
VS NEW YORK JETS (7-5)
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2011 - 12:00 PM (CENTRAL)
METLIFE STADIUM - EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ
CBS (KCTV5 in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Ian Eagle - Color Commentator: Dan Fouts
Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network
KCFX-FM (101.1 FM in Kansas City)
Play-by-play: Mitch Holthus Color Commentator: Len Dawson Sideline Reporter: Kendall Gammon
On Sunday, Kansas City will make its first appearance at the new MetLife Stadium since the facility opened in 2010. The Chiefs will play their second-consecutive road game when the club faces the N.Y. Jets on Dec. 11. Kansas City is coming off of a thrilling 10-3 victory at Chicago (12/4) that saw the Chiefs defense continually make momentum changing plays throughout the contest. The Jets are coming off a 34-19 win at Washington (12/4) to improve their record to 7-5. In that game, the Jets used a 21-point fourth quarter to overcome a 13-10 deficit entering the final 15 minutes.
Dating back to Oct. 2, the Chiefs defense is limiting opponents to 17.7 points per game. That total ranks fifth in the AFC and sixth in the NFL. San Francisco is allowing a league-low 12.1 ppg during that time period. Meanwhile, the Chiefs defense has been particularly efficient on thirddown, only allowing opponents to convert 30.4% of its third down attempts. That is the fourth-best mark in the NFL.
Kansas City returns home to face Green Bay on Dec. 18 while the Jets travel to Philadelphia next Sunday.
The all-time series between Kansas City and the N.Y. Jets is tied at 17- 17-1 (.500). The Jets hold a 10-8-1 (.553) advantage in all games played in New York/New Jersey. The clubs have met at the Polo Grounds (3-1), Shea Stadium (2-5) and Giants Stadium (5-2-1). The Jets owns a two-game winning streak vs. Kansas City in New York/New Jersey by a combined seven points. The contest will mark the Chiefs first visit to the Jets new home, MetLife Stadium. Kansas City holds a 9-7 (.563) lead at home.
The two teams have met twice in the postseason with both of those contests being played in New York. Each team has won one of the playoff games between the two clubs. These two original AFL clubs matched up in an AFL Divisional Playoff Game at Shea Stadium (12/20/69). Kansas City used a fourth-quarter goal-line stand by its a defense to post a 13-6 victory. The Chiefs would go on to win Super Bowl IV vs. Minnesota (1/11/70). Kansas City returned to the playoffs for the fi rst time since ’71 with an AFC Wild Card Game at the N.Y. Jets (12/28/86). The Jets scored 28 unanswered points to win 35-15.