Jets’ upset bid sunk by Zach Wilson’s late fumble in heartbreaking loss to Chiefs

With Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes both at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night, it shockingly was Zach Wilson who was the best quarterback in the building for most of the night.

Wilson was even a bigger star than Taylor Swift, whose presence in a luxury suite added to the big game feel to this game, for a few hours.

But one mistake from Wilson in the fourth quarter opened the door for Mahomes and the Chiefs to steal a 23-20 victory over the Jets.

It was a heartbreaking loss for the Jets but they also can take solace knowing that Wilson showed he can be a competent quarterback.

Zach Wilson fumbles the ball.
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Jets running back Michael Carter picks up Zach Wilson after Wilson runs the ball in for a 2-point conversion to tie the game in the 3rd quarter.
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Wilson overcame a slow start and began slinging the football all over the field.

He looked like he was in command and made some beautiful throws.

He brought the Jets back from a 17-0 deficit to tie the game at 20-20 in the second half.

Patrick Mahomes’ runs out of the pocket saved the Chiefs against the Jets in the game’s final minutes.
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Things unraveled with 7:24 remaining in the game and the Jets trailing 23-20.

On second-and-9 from the Chiefs’ 49, Wilson could not hold onto center Connor McGovern’s shotgun snap and Chiefs defensive tackle Thershawn Wharton recovered the ball at the Jets’ 47.

Jets safety Ashtyn Davis interception was meant for Chiefs tight end Noah Gray during the second quarter.
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