Pat Ryan threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mickey Shuler and Tony Paige scored on a one-yard run to rally the New York Jets from a 9-0 deficit to a 17-16 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs today.

The Chiefs, a week after sacking Cleveland's Paul McDonald 11 times, did not get to Ryan once. Freeman McNeil of New York (4-2) carried 19 times for 107 yards.

The Chiefs (2-4) had first and goal at the one on the opening possession, but had to settle for Nick Lowery's 31-yard field goal. He made field goals of 42 and 21 yards later in the half to put the Chiefs ahead, 9-0.

Lowery, from St. Albans School in the District, has made 100 of 131 career attempts and his percentage of .763 is the best among NFL kickers with 100 or more field goals. "I'd be a liar to say it doesn't make me feel very, very good," said Lowery, cut by the Jets in his first NFL tryout.

Pat Leahy's 37-yard field goal made it 9-3 with 2:23 left in the second quarter. A moment later, Ron Faurot recovered a fumble at the Kansas City 20 and Paige scored with 31 seconds left in the half.

Shuler's scoring reception ended a 76-yard drive in the Jets' first possession of the third period. The Chiefs made it 17-16 on Willie Scott's one-yard touchdown catch with 4:32 left. New York Jets 0 10 7 0 17 Kansas City 6 3 0 7 16 First Period

KC -- FG Lowery 31, 4:54

KC -- FG Lowery 42, 13:48 Second Period

KC -- FG Lowery 21, 8:03

NY -- FG Leahy 37, 12:37

NY -- T. Paige 1 run (Leahy kick), 14:29 Third Period

NY -- Shuler 15 pass from Ryan (Leahy kick), 3:59 Fourth Period

KC -- Scott 1 pass from Blackledge (Lowery kick), 10:18

A -- 51,843 Jets Chiefs First downs 21 20 Rushes-yards 40-172 32-205 Passing yards 158 125 Return yards 10 2 Passing 13-23-1 15-25-0 Sacks by-yards 1-13 0-0 Punts-average 3-47 2-49 Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-1 Penalties-yards 7-37 4-45 Time of possession 30:12 29:48 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING -- New York: McNeil 19-107, Hector 14-56, T. Paige 4-7, Ryan 2-2, Barber 1-0. Kansas City: Brown 13-90, Blackledge 3-41, Jackson 3-24, Heard 6-23, Lacy 6-18, S.Paige 1-9.

PASSING -- New York: Ryan 13-23-1, 158 yards. Kansas City: Blackledge 15-25-0, 150.

RECEIVING -- New York: Walker 5-66, Shuler 4-45, McNeil 2-20, Hector 1-19, Barber 1-8. Kansas City: Brown 4-25, Scott 4-25, Heard 3-19, S.Paige 2-46, Carson 1-22, Little 1-13.