In his latest round of NFL Picks, it’s not surprising that Sports Illustrated’s Peter King doesn’t believe in the Kansas City Chiefs. After all, they’re facing the New York Jets, sit in last place in the AFC West and cannot seem to put any points on the board despite their defense turning in one impressive performance after another.
King writes, “The last time they played, three years ago, Brett Favre threw a last-minute touchdown to Laveranues Coles to win. I can’t see such heroics being necessary this time, though Kansas City’s D could outplay Rex’s. The only problem is that Tyler Palko’s the other quarterback.”
Palko is going to have to step up since it will be nearly impossible to keep the Jets from doing something offensively. They can run the ball and Mark Sanchez seems to be developing as a passer, particularly in his relationships with Plaxico Burress in the end zone and Dustin Keller as they move the chains. It’s going to be interesting to see what offensive wrinkles the Chiefs try to put in.