John Clayton of ESPN says The New York Jets had to get a little creative to eek out their seventh win of the season last week, and he's curious whether or not the Kansas City Chiefs will see more of the same when the teams meet this afternoon. It's not certain whether or not they'll need it, but KC's vaunted defense should present some frustrations for Ryan if they perform as expected.
Clayton writes, "To spark their struggling running game last Sunday, Ryan ordered seven Wildcat plays to bring variety to the offense. He's still stinging from a recent loss to Tim Tebow and the Broncos. Sparano brought the Wildcat into prominence a few years ago to add life and complexity to his running offense in Miami. Will the trickery continue against the Kansas City Chiefs?
"Of the four 7-5 AFC teams, the Jets have the easiest closing schedule, facing teams with combined records of 19-29. With cold weather and easier teams settling in, the Jets need to ground-and-pound. They currently rank 24th running the ball. They also are in the middle of the league for run defense. Ryan wants some extra toughness from his team down the stretch."