Rapid Reaction: Jets 28, Chiefs 24

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New York Jets fans might want to buy their antacids in bulk. They won't go to waste.

Their team tried to give away Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs, but avoided losing consecutive games to NFL doormats with a late touchdown for a 28-24 victory at the Meadowlands.

Brett Favre was the main source of indigestion. He threw three interceptions. One went for a 91-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs a 24-21 lead with 9:39 to play. But Favre managed to pull it out, hitting Laveranues Coles, who made a scintillating grab in the end zone from 15 yards away.

The Jets ran the ball well. Thomas Jones and Leon Washington combined for 121 yards and two touchdowns. The Jets rolled up 420 total yards, giving them back-to-back games with at least 400 yards for the first time in a decade.

New York's defense also had its moments, holding the Chiefs to 80 yards rushing and sacking quarterback Tyler Thigpen four times.

The Jets desperately needed the win to maintain a semblance of credibility and stay in the AFC East race. They are 4-3, one game behind the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.