During the game, Patrick Mahomes made an unusual mistake by throwing an interception on the very first play of Kansas City’s possession. This unfortunate play occurred shortly after the New York Jets had scored a field goal, narrowing the score to 17-5. Mahomes had targeted tight end Noah Gray, but his pass lacked the necessary height, making it an easy pick for safety Ashlyn Davis. Davis returned the interception to the Kansas City 41-yard line.
In response to his error, Mahomes took immediate responsibility, patting his chest as a way of acknowledging his mistake.
With advantageous field position, the Jets capitalized on the turnover, advancing the ball downfield in seven plays. Randall Cobb played a pivotal role by making a 5-yard catch on a third-and-5 situation. Then, on second-and-goal from the Kansas City 1-yard line, quarterback Zach Wilson connected with tight end C.J. Uzomah in the end zone for a touchdown.
Zach Wilson’s performance at that point in the game was noteworthy, as he had completed 13 of 18 pass attempts for 109 yards and a touchdown, earning him a passer rating of 106.0.
The safety indeed had a significant impact on the game, as the New York Jets managed to score on consecutive possessions following the turnover. Zach Wilson orchestrated a 41-yard drive, culminating in a touchdown pass to tight end C.J. Uzomah.
This touchdown throw marked Wilson’s third of the season, and it was Uzomah’s first scoring reception of the year. The Jets reduced their deficit to 17-12 with this touchdown.
During the drive, Wilson connected on a 14-yard pass on the second play to secure a first down. He then found Allen Lazard for a deep 39-yard completion, positioning the Jets on the Chiefs’ 20-yard line. Wilson almost recorded another touchdown pass when he managed to evade what appeared to be a sack, but Tyler Conklin couldn’t make the catch. Nevertheless, they successfully converted a field goal, reducing the score to 17-5.