Fitzpatrick Expects to Have a Big Game Against the Chiefs by Kevin Lidlow
The New York Jets will be looking to build off their impressive win against the Buffalo Bills last Thursday, against the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday. A couple of things to look at this week as they play a Chiefs team, who is 1-1 overall and coming off a loss to the Houston Texans in which Alex Smith was inconsistent throwing 20/37 for 186 yards and 0 touchdowns. The Texans defense kept them out of the end zone and only held them to four field goals. But don't be fooled, this is a very good team with a great defense and have the loudest stadium in the NFL. But that shouldn't be a problem for Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Fitz has an interesting set of games from over the years when the 13 year quarterback plays against the Chiefs. During his days playing with the Buffalo Bills, Fitzpatrick is 2-1 against the Chiefs at arrowhead and 4-2 overall. Though he went against a horrible Chiefs team throughout the years, that still is pretty impressive because it is very difficult to win at arrowhead, since that it is the loudest stadium in NFL history. In 2011, Fitzpatrick and his Bills opened the season in Kansas City, where he threw four touchdown passes in their 41-7 victory.
Not only did he have his best games in Kansas City but can you guess who is head coach was? That’s right, it was Chan Gailey. Gailey was the coach for that 2011 team and again next season when Fitzpatrick threw for a couple of touchdowns in their 35 to 17 victory. Now that
Gailey and Fitz are now reunited in New York and he has the best supporting class in his career, Fitz has the opportunity to do something big coming Sunday.
The Jets are tied 6th in the NFL in scoring and he's the 11th rated passer. "The biggest thing with us is that it’s an experienced group" Fitzpatrick said. "“We’ve got talent but we’ve got guys that are on the same page and understand what we’re trying to accomplish on every play. To me that’s the biggest difference this year from any other years that I’ve played." The Jets do have some real good talent at wide receiver with Marshall, Decker, and Enunwa, not to mention the young talent as well with Jalin Marshall, Robby Anderson, and Charone Peake.
Ryan Fitzpatrick will be looking to continue his winning streak at Arrowhead stadium and bring the Jets to 2-1 overall, which will help them a ton based off their tough schedule. But the Chiefs are no slack off team anymore and Andy Reid made sure of that. It should be a very interesting game on Sunday either way.