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Jets blast past Chiefs to keep playoff hopes alive


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The Jets roared to a 37-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday that kept alive their hopes of landing a berth in the playoffs.

The win lifted Gang Green to 8-5 and dropped Kansas City to 5-8 with three weeks of the regular season to go.

The Chiefs, who had scored just 35 points total in losing four of their previous five games, were completely outclassed and out of the game by the intermission.

New York outgained Kansas City 253 yards to 4 in the first half, holding the Chiefs and back-up quarterback Tyler Palko to minus-15 net passing yards thanks to three Jets sacks that resulted in 26 yards lost.

The fast start saw Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez complete 13-of-17 for 181 yards and touchdown passes to Santonio Holmes and LaDainian Tomlinson. Sanchez also ran in from one yard out for another score, while running back Shonn Greene gained 67 yards and scored on a seven-yard touchdown burst.

Sanchez added a second rushing touchdown in the second half on a three-yard run in the third quarter.

The Jets travel next week to Philadelphia to play the Eagles, while the Chiefs host the reigning Super Bowl champions, Green Bay Packers.

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