With all the focus on a pop star scheduled to attend Sunday’s Jets-Chiefs game, it seems appropriate to compare the noise surrounding the Jets this week to the decibels usually reserved for concerts.
Since they lost 15-10 to the Patriots on Sunday, there have been calls for Zach Wilson to sit, discussions of who should be on the hot seat, a radio interview with team legend Joe Namath where he went to the scorched earth, Aaron. Rodgers says the team needs to grow, speculation of sadness in the locker room, and lots and lots of attention on Taylor Swift attending this game.
Another week has passed for the Jets.
Now, they get to face the Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl champion, and all-world quarterback Patrick Mahomes on “Sunday Night Football.”
With everything revolving around them all week, it will be interesting to see how the team responds to this game.
The biggest spotlight has been on Wilson, whose hold on the starting quarterback job hasn’t been great. Another terrible outing, and the Jets may have no choice but to turn to Trevor Siemian, who was signed on Tuesday, to start next week in Denver.
“I hope things get better for us,” Wilson said. “I understand the frustration out there, and I get it because it’s not going as well as I want. All I can do is keep trying to work to improve and be better. I think it comes down to that. Ignoring the noise and focus on the things I need to focus on.
There were signs of frustration last week in the loss to the Patriots with some heated conversations on the sideline.
The Jets are 1-2, but it already feels like the season is about to get away from them.
Kansas City comes to MetLife Stadium with the No. 5 offense in the NFL and the No. 6 defense. Although the focus will be on Mahomes and Travis Kelce, the Chiefs defense will be key in this game.
The Chiefs (2-1) have allowed just three offensive touchdowns this season.
The Jets have scored just three offensive touchdowns this season. That’s not a matchup that favors the Jets.
Everything about this game points to a blowout win for the Chiefs, but maybe the Jets can turn their season around with an inspired performance.
If they do, the noise inside MetLife Stadium will be louder than a Swift concert.