Fake punt: KC’s latest weapon

Kansas City Chiefs punter Tommy Townsend has turned some heads with his pass on a fake punt that helped give the team early momentum in a blowout win over the New York Jets.



November 3, 2020 - 9:58 AM

Tommy Townsend

By any rational measure, it was a foregone conclusion that the Chiefs would clobber the New York Jets Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

At 0-7 entering the game, the Jets shaped up as hapless and hopeless against the defending Super Bowl champions — who have flashed signs of being a more complete and irresistible force this season than last.

No wonder oddsmakers had reckoned the Chiefs nearly a three-touchdown favorite, one of the largest lines in the modern era of the NFL. Even a realization of certain subplots appeared inevitable:

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