KC Chiefs VS New York Jets: Rating the Match-Ups

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Oct 4, 2015; London, United Kingdom; Miami Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones (20) tries to stop New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) during the first half of a game at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports
New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) – Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports /

Wide Receiver

Jeremy Maclin or Brandon Marshall (or Eric Decker)?

Once Fitzpatrick re-signed with the Jets, that spelled trouble for opponents’ defenses. Why? Because he has Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker to throw to. Both of these guys are two of the best wide receivers in the league, and there’s no way Jeremy Maclin beats out either of them.

Should Marshall be out on Sunday, Decker is still the better option here. He’s only had eight catches so far this season, but two of them were in the end zone for touchdowns.

Decker is a legit red zone target, and he’s burned the Chiefs in the past (think 2013 season against Marcus Cooper… who by the way won NFC Defensive Player of the Week recently with the Cardinals… Sigh). If he has a good game at Arrowhead, it won’t be good for the Chiefs.

Maclin struggled in Houston last week, recording six catches for 68 yards and dropping several passes. If Maclin’s off, so is the rest of the Chiefs offense.

Advantage: New York