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Game Recap: Chiefs Intercept Fitzpatrick Six Times, Win 24-3

Marcus Peters had two of the six picks

The Kansas City Chiefs intercepted New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick six times en route to a 24-3 win Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium.

Tight end Travis Kelce led the way with 89 yards on six receptions and Kansas City's only offensive touchdown of the game. Cornerback Marcus Peters had two of the six picks.

After Kansas City's first drive stalled, punter Dustin Colquitt pinned the Jets back to their 1-yard line. Back-to-back rushes by running back Matt Forte got the Jets off their own goal line, and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick took it himself for a first down. Three plays later, facing third-and-9, Fitzpatrick threw to his right and the ball was picked off by Peters for his third interception of the season.

Alex Smith and the Chiefs offense began at the New York 35-yard line, and a 13-yard Spencer Ware rush and a 13-yard Tyreek Hill reception got them to the New York 12. On first down, Smith threw to his left and found Kelce, who dove at the goal line for his first touchdown of the season.

Kicker Cairo Santos extended Kansas City's lead with a 27-yard field goal.

On the ensuing kickoff, Jets returner Jalin Marshall fumbled the ball right into the hands of TE Demetrius Harris, who returned the ball 27 yards for a touchdown and a 17-0 Chiefs lead.

The Jets got on the board late in the second quarter with a Nick Folk 28-yard field goal, and it was 17-3 at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Chiefs thought they had a touchdown when Ware ran the ball for six yards and appeared to successfully dive for the right pylon. However, upon review, the referees ruled that it was a forward fumble in the end zone, and thus, a touchback.

The Jets took over at the 20-yard line, and in 12 plays, worked their way to the Kansas City 5-yard line. Attempting to find Bilal Powell, Fitzpatrick threw to the middle of the field, but linebacker Derrick Johnson tipped the ball up in the air and into the hands of safety Eric Berry for his first interception of the season.

After Kansas City's drive stalled, they punted back to the Jets, who again worked their way into the Chiefs red zone. But facing second-and-goal at the Kansas City 6-yard line, Fitzpatrick's had another tipped pass, and Marcus Peters came up with his second interception of the game in the end zone.

Peters' second interception would begin a string of four consecutive Jets drives ending in interceptions. Daniel Sorensen, Derrick Johnson and rookie D.J. White all picked off Fitzpatrick, and Johnson took his back for a 55-yard touchdown return.

Johnson led the defense with 11 tackles (9 solo) and a tackle for loss. Ware finished with 75 yards rushing on 20 carries. Alex Smith was 25 of 33 for 237 yards and the touchdown to Kelce.

The Chiefs travel to Pittsburgh next week to take on the Steelers on Sunday Night Football.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 3 matchup against the New York Jets

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