On an evening stuffed with stars, none drew extra consideration than Jets quarterback Zach Wilson. Till the refs obtained concerned.
Taylor Swift was there. So, too, had been Sophie Turner, Hugh Jackman, Blake Full of life and her husband, Ryan Reynolds. Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers was additionally in attendance for the primary time since tearing his Achilles tendon.
Wilson took the highlight early, however the referees obtained the final solo with a controversial holding penalty on Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner on a third-and-20 with 4:29 remaining.
Gardner made minimal contact with Marquez Valdes-Scantling however the ticky-tack foul gave Kansas Metropolis a contemporary set of downs. New York by no means obtained the ball again because the Chiefs held on for a 23-20 win.
Even in defeat, Wilson performed higher than he ever has within the NFL, outplaying two-time league MVP Patrick Mahomes.
He was 28-of-39 for 245 yards and two touchdowns whereas Mahomes completed 18-of-30 for 203 yards, one landing and two interceptions.
As ESPN’s Mike Greenberg put it, Sunday evening was the uncommon occasion the place an ethical victory could be price one thing.
The Jets got little probability of beating the Chiefs coming into the sport and after falling in an early 17-0 gap, appeared prepared to verify everybody’s worst beliefs about them, Wilson specifically.
He flipped the script, and out of doors of a late fumble on a mishandled snap, gave the Jets a glimmer of hope.
New York (1-3) is already in an early gap, however for the primary time with Wilson at quarterback, he is given the Jets motive to imagine he can assist them climb out of it.