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New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets outside linebacker Darron Lee warms up before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Stan Szeto/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Jets have largely avoided the locker room problems that plagued the team last season, but some of them still apparently have a problem with showing up on time.

Jets linebacker Darron Lee was inactive on Sunday because he showed up late to a team practice, and defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson was benched for a quarter for showing up late for a meeting, a team source confirmed. Both are automatic punishments on head coach Todd Bowles' list of team rules.

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles coaches against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles coaches against the Carolina Panthers during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (4-7) face the Kansas City Chiefs (6-5) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on Tuesday:

Need to know

The Jets return to practice this week following their loss to the Panthers on Sunday with media access from Wednesday onward. SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano will be attending practice this week. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors.

In case you missed it on TJB

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Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning causing a fumble during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning causing a fumble during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

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It doesn't matter who calls the plays. It doesn't matter what the run-pass balance is. It doesn't really even matter how the quarterback plays anymore.

The Giants are simply too undermanned to generate any consistency on offense anymore.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kansas City Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis catches an overtime long pass despite interference from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines to lead to a field goal and a win for the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis catches an overtime long pass despite interference from Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines to lead to a field goal and a win for the Giants at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis made an acrobatic catch despite being interfered with in overtime to help set up Aldrick Rosas' game-winning field goal in Sunday's 12-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium.

On fourth-and-5 from the Chiefs 36-yard line, Eli Manning fended off a blitz by throwing a deep pass to Lewis down the left sideline. Lewis, whose arm was being held by Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines, slid and reached back for the ball, catching it at the 2-yard line.

Two plays later, Rosas' 23-yard field goal sealed the victory for the Giants.

"It feels great, but one thing nobody can take away from is my big-play mentality and my ability to go make a play," Lewis said, according to the New York Post's Zach Braziller. "That's what I have to do all the time. It's a huge blessing. I just want to make plays to help the team win."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Kansas City Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo before the start of overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo before the start of overtime against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Maybe there's no way for Ben McAdoo to save his head coaching job at this point. Or maybe there's just a sliver of hope that he can convince his bosses to give him one more season.

If there is, he took the first tiny steps toward salvation with his best coaching week of the year.

Sure, the bar was pretty low heading in, but even the most strident McAdoo critics have to give him credit for this. Coming off the worst back-to-back performances by the Giants in recent memory, including a loss to a winless team in which some of his players were accused of outright quitting, McAdoo found some buttons to push, both midweek and in-game on Sunday.

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Kansas City Chiefs, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- There was no quit in Janoris Jenkins this time.

The Giants cornerback, who was severely criticized for his perceived lack of effort last Sunday in San Francisco, responded with one of his finest games of the season in New York's 12-9 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. He had a huge interception with 2:07 remaining in regulation to set up the Giants' go-ahead field goal. He nearly added another 30 seconds later, but it was nullified on a questionable offensive pass interference call instead.

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New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas celebrates a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs with New York Giants punter Brad Wing during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas celebrates a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs with New York Giants punter Brad Wing during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was screaming in the post-game locker room, celebrating his players for a "Great team win." Then he called Eli Manning to the center of the room to gather his teammates around him. Even his excitement bubbled over.

"Enjoy it," Manning yelled in a video the Giants posted after their 12-9 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. "Feel good about it. We deserve this win. We deserve to feel this good."

Yes they do, after enduring a season of misery, controversy and questions about their heart. And after two weeks of questionable efforts, they "flipped the script" to quote one of McAdoo's favorite clichés. They fought and scratched and clawed their way to a win no one expected them to have.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Kansas City Chiefs, Olivier Vernon, Roger Lewis, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

THE GAME

The Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) vs. the Giants (1-8) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It could be worse. The forecast calls for a game-time temperature right up around 50, though it'll feel colder thanks to partly cloudy skies and a brisk, 20 miles-per-hour wind.

Tags: Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Kansas City Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws an interception under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws an interception under pressure from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. (John Rieger/USA Today Sports Images)

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This has always been the fear about Ryan Fitzpatrick: As good as he has often looked as the Jets quarterback, the bad is just around the corner. He's a 33-year-old journeyman who is on his sixth team in 12 seasons, and has never once been considered anywhere near an elite quarterback.

On Sunday, the Jets were reminded why.

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Brandon Marshall told reporters he switched off Thursday night's Texans-Patriots game because it was "disgusting." If he relives the film from Sunday's 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, he's probably going to end up throwing his TV set in the trash.

Let's get into our position-by-position review of what went wrong with the team's offense...

Quarterback: Fitzpatrick's double hat-trick sinks Jets


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The Kansas City Chiefs returned two turnovers for touchdowns, intercepted three passes in the end zone and forced eight turnovers total in a 24-3 victory over the hapless New York Jets on Sunday.

Marcus Peters had two of the picks for the Chiefs (2-1), including the first of four off the Jets' Ryan Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter. Daniel Sorenson had another, Derrick Johnson returned his 55 yards for a touchdown, and D.J. White snagged his in the end zone with 1:54 left in the game.

The eight turnovers were the most by the Jets (1-2) since they set a franchise record with 10 in a loss to the New England Patriots on Nov. 21, 1976.

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During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…

The win 10 days ago in Buffalo at last gave Jets fans some grounds for optimism, but how much can truly be gleaned from a narrow win against a team apparently in disarray? A potentially stiffer test faces the Jets Sunday afternoon as they make the always-tough trip to Arrowhead to face the 1-1 Chiefs. The Chiefs lost 19-12 to the Texans last week after coming from 24-3 down to beat San Diego in overtime in their opener. The home team has won each of the last five games in this series with the Chiefs beating the Jets 24-10 in their most recent meeting in 2014.

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Here's a quick look at the Kansas City Chiefs through my three-question interview with Terez Paylor, who covers the Chiefs for The Kansas City Star. You can follow him on Twitter here and read all of his coverage at kansascity.com.


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After Sunday's games, the Jets were tied with Kansas City and Pittsburgh - all at 9-5 - but the Jets were on the outside looking in in the race for the AFC's two wild-card spots because of tiebreakers.

"Right now, we just focus on stacking these wins up," linebacker Calvin Pace said. "We have to win out. There are some scenarios where if some other people win out, they will go. You just have to focus on what we can control. We got this win on the road, a tough one. We have to get two more."

Next up for the Jets is a home game against New England, which edged New York 30-23 in October. They'll close out the regular season at Buffalo, where Rex Ryan will certainly be licking his chops at the possibility of dealing his former team's playoff hopes a key blow.

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These are the types of weeks I envisioned earlier in the season?

I won with the Cardinals, Saints and 49ers last week, but of course the Giants were a major disappointment

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: bengals, Chiefs, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, patriots, seahawks
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Looks like I?m back into my early season trend with a 1-3 showing in Week 10?

The Ravens beat the Bengals; the Cowboys got embarrassed; the Giants won but did not cover; but I got the win with the Panthers over the 49ers.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: cardinals, Chiefs, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, NY Giants, seahawks, SNYGiants
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Another 2-2 week after the Giants and Saints came through. But the Seahawks and especially the Jets disappointed.

No Giants? pick this week since they?re on a bye, so I will substitute with another game.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

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Back to respectability (at least for Week 6) after a few tough weeks.

I won with the Giants and Steelers. The Bengals won but did not cover against the Bills, and I admit I was a bit overzealous in thinking the Broncos would cover the 27-point spread.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: bears, Chiefs, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, NY Giants, packers
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Coming into Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs had yet to turn the ball over. Three games, three wins and zero turnovers; for a reinvigorated and restructured?Kansas City team that has done a complete 180 degree turn from disastrous season just a year ago in which they finished 2-14.

The Giants were looking to bounce back from a 38-0 loss against the Carolina Panthers last week and?attempting to win their first game of the season?to?avoid starting?0-4 for the first time since 1987.

Three Kansas City turnovers, only one Eli Manning interception, 62 yards for Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles and 164 yards, plus a little salsa dance for Giants WR Victor Cruz...all signs would point to Big Blue's first win of the season; but looks can be deceiving.

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A much better effort this week from the Giants. Defense getting touched a little bit, but playing more a more aggressive style. The offense is picking up as well. Eli sacked twice and pressured, but thanks to a moving pocket, he's completed 12 of 17 for 140 and a TD. Rushing game is 9 for 42 - or 4.7 yards per carries

Fewer dumb penalties and no turnovers until 5:45 in the 2nd when Eli was sacked and stripped of the ball on the Giants' 34. But the Giants returned the favor two plays later when Spencer Paysinger fell on an aborted snap.

So far, it's been about missed chances. For instance....

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With two sacks this afternoon vs the Giants, Chiefs' LB Justin Houston will have the most sacks through the first four weeks of a season in NFL history.

The Giants (0-3) travel to Kansas City to take on Andy Reid's revamped, undefeated Chiefs in an interconference matchup of two teams headed in different directions.

Kickoff: 1:00 Eastern

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I really want to have some hope heading into this weekend?s matchup with the Chiefs. But I cannot reasonably sit here and see how the Giants are going to rise up to the occasion on the road against a 3-0 team with a very good defense. It?s not like the Chiefs are this all-world team, but they?re flying high after last year?s 2-14 campaign. Plus, every team right now is looking like a challenge for the G-Men. What I do want to see is a close game in which the Giants actually make a few plays and are not blown out of the water by early in the third quarter. There is so much that this teams needs to work on that it is impossible to correct everything this weekend. Who knows? Maybe they?ll surprise us and finally wake up, play with some passion and make things interesting. But even if that?s the case, getting a win this week will be tough. Again though, let?s just hope for a somewhat competitive game of football. Chiefs 24, Giants 20

Kel Dansby: It's a given that the Giants won't go winless and the Chiefs wont go undefeated. So why not have both of those possibilities end this week? The Giants are feeling a lot of pressure and their backs are against the wall...again. If there's any fight left in this Giants team it will come out this weekend and they'll make a statement. I look for a 4th qtr comeback victory. Giants 28, Chiefs 24

Tom Uddo: I looked at this game at the start of the season and thought it would be a cake-walk for the Giants. This team is now winless on the season after three weeks and are playing worse each week. Their offense was anemic last week against a beaten up Panthers secondary and their defense was picked apart by Cam Newton. The undefeated Chiefs and QB Alex Smith have been flawless so far through the season, throwing for over 600 yards without an interception and RB Jamaal Charles is a game changer. Even worse; Kansas City has possibly the best defensive line in the entire NFL and after Eli Manning was sacked seven times last week against Carolina, it wouldn't shock me if the Chiefs don't take Manning down 5+ times again. This team is falling apart, and while I am always looking on the positive side of things when it comes to the teams that I cover, I can't see the Giants leaving Arrowhead Stadium with their first win of the season. Chiefs 24, Giants 17

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The Giants will travel to Kansas City today for their clash with the undefeated Chiefs tomorrow afternoon. The team is banding together in the quest to end their dismal start. They know what they need to do. Now it's just the act of getting it done.

"When we look back at it last week we just know that we simply did not get the job done," said CB Prince Amukamara. "Carolina outplayed us and we just have to learn from the game, like we did, and get prepared to play next week. That?s how it is in the NFL, that?s what I?m learning, is that there?s a good team every week and our job is to try and go 1-0 every week."

S Ryan Mundy is still looking for his first win in Blue. He knows the drill, too. It's all about individuals making the sacrifice for the good of the team.

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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride says his offensive line ? as well as his entire offensive unit ? has been hard at work this week.

But that doesn?t automatically mean the Giants? offense will show up Sunday in Kansas City against the Chiefs.

The Chiefs? defense so far has only allowed 34 points in its three games this season ? second to only the Seattle Seahawks (27).

Tags: Chiefs, Eli Manning, giants offensive, Giants Offensive Line, kansas city chiefs, Kevin Gilbride, manning, New York Giants, nt giants, Offensive Line
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Below are the latest injury updates for the Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs:

Giants

Did not practice: ?C David Baas (neck), TE Adrien Robinson (foot), G Chris Snee (hip), CB Terrell Thomas (knee), DE Justin Trattou (ankle), CB Corey Webster (hip), LB Jacquian Williams (knee)

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Wow, that 19-point Seahawks spread was such a trap!

I did get victories with the Colts and Bears last week, but of course, I was disappointed by the Giants.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

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Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

The Giants look to rebound from their poor start this Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Kansas City against the Chiefs.

The Giants are 10-2 in 12 regular season meetings against Kansas City. But after their 2-14 campaign last year, the Chiefs have sprinted out of the gate this season to a 3-0 start, led by familiar foe Andy Reid.

Tags: Andy Reid, Chiefs, giants, kc chiefs, media, media notes, New York Giants, NFL, NY Giants, playoffs, Tom Coughlin
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The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Kevin Boss, as well as wide receiver Steve Breaston, as new head coach Andy Reid attempts to overhaul the roster.

With the uncertainty surrounding the Giants? tight end position, Boss might become a cheap candidate to fill that role.

He signed a three-year, $9 million deal last offseason with the Chiefs. However, he suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 2 after catching three passes for 65 yards all year.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, black unicorn, giants tight end, kansas city chiefs, Kevin Boss, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, tight end
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If the Giants hope to slow down the high powered Packers? offense today they need to look no further than the December 18th game film of the Packers? versus the Kansas City Chiefs.

The blueprint to HALOing the Packers? is to ?Master Chiefs.?

Put the corny Halo pun aside and the statement rings true. The Chiefs managed to slow down the undefeated Packers and limit them to only 14 points. The Chiefs? defense had a simple philosophy, force the Packers to run the ball.

Tags: Chiefs, Giants Defense, Green Bay Packers, New York Giants, NFC Playoffs
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