Perhaps thinking he was disqualified from the game, Peters walked off to the locker room as the Jets succeeded in tacking on the two-point conversion with a short run by Elijah McGuire. Yes, it was a freakish scene.
That was a good enough story on its own. An enraged Marcus Peters picked up the penalty flag and tossed it away, drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. It was penalized 15 yards but not ejected.
The drive took just two minutes, 38 seconds. He had also given his gloves to a fan as he left the field. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Chiefs are 3-point road favorites to beat the Jets, who opened as 4-point home underdogs.More news: Illegal immigrant acquitted of murder in politically charged San Francisco trial
At that point, the Chiefs led 14-0 only five minutes into the game, but the Jets would respond as they began to attack the Chiefs' toothless defense. Imagine the madness had Peters had to play without gloves, socks or his ankles taped in overtime.
Because, for the sixth time in seven games, the deteriorating Chiefs were unable to pair a strong offensive performance with a stout defensive effort. In the first half, he allowed three catches on four targets, and missed two open field tackles against Jets receiver Robbie Anderson, and running back Matt Forte. They were repeatedly gashed by Josh McCown and the Jets. But the penalties sent Peters over the edge. But Kansas City's Bennie Logan was called for a personal foul for hitting long snapper Thomas Hennessy on the play. The Chiefs seemed to get a third-down stop after that, but a defensive holding was called.
The Jets were forced to kick a field goal from the 7-yard line after Bilal Powell was dropped short of the end zone.