Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has come in for a lot of criticism as the Chiefs have slipped from 5-0 to 6-6 over their last seven games, but he looked just fine on Sunday against the Jets.

Smith threw four touchdowns and had a 70-yard run in the 38-31 loss, which meant that the Chiefs had to look elsewhere when assigning blame for their latest defeat. One obvious place to look would be the defense, which allowed the Jets to rack up 488 yards while scoring on seven of their nine possessions.

The last of those possessions was an extended one as the Jets ran 10 plays inside the Kansas City 10-yard-line due to penalties that set up Josh McCown‘s go-ahead touchdown. Smith hit Tyreek Hill for a long gain to give the Chiefs a chance, but an incompletion on a fourth down throw to tight end Travis Kelce left the Chiefs with a loss and Smith looking for a flag that never came.