4:15 PM ET, December 30, 2007
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff announced after the game he won't return next season. He needs surgery on his ailing leg, which has had previous operations to treat bone cancer, and will require extensive recovery time. Westhoff wouldn't say he's retired, though. ... Chiefs running back Kolby Smith left after injuring an ankle during Kansas City's first possession. Rookie free agent Jackie Battle replaced him and had 44 yards on 13 carries.
This wasn't the best-executed game and both quarterbacks were subpar, to put it mildly, as they auditioned for 2008 starting spots. Frankly, there were not many upper-echelon NFL players on the field. Besides getting the overtime victory, the bright spot for the Jets was their ability to control the time of possession with their ground attack featuring Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. Two defensive players stood out as well -- New York's rookie ILB David Harris, who continues to make plays week after week, and Kansas City RDE Jared Allen, who terrorized LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Kellen Clemens when the Jets put the ball in the air.
-- Matt Williamson, Scouts Inc.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||3.4||4.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||13:07||Thomas Jones 15 Yd Pass From Kellen Clemens (Mike Nugent Kick)||0||7|
|FG||05:08||John Carney 40 Yd||3||7|
|FG||00:13||Mike Nugent 27 Yd||3||10|
|TD||02:59||Jeff Webb 26 Yd Pass From Brodie Croyle (John Carney Kick)||10||10|
|FG||09:47||Mike Nugent 43 Yd||10||13|