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The Indianapolis Colts head to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday to kick off the divisional round in the NFL playoffs. Indianapolis comes in winning 10 of their last 11, including a convincing win at Houston in the wildcard round last weekend. The Chiefs sat last weekend out with the bye and come in as the AFC’s top team and finished the year by blowing out the hapless Oakland Raiders. The Chiefs are -5.5 favorites in the battle to play for the AFC Championship.
The Indianapolis Colts are the hottest team in football and continued that into the playoffs with a 21-7 win at Houston last weekend. They became just the second team in NFL history to win a playoff game after starting the season 1-5 and six of their last ten wins have come by 14+ points. Last week in Houston, the Colts offense was running on all cylinders as Andrew Luck threw for 222 yards and 2 touchdowns while the underrated Marlon Mack stacked up 148 yards on the ground against the vaunted Houston defense. Andrew Luck has been spreading the ball out the receivers, tight ends, and running backs but the crux of this offense is the running game and has been over their winning streak. Despite Kansas City being the top seed in the AFC, things should be easier for the Colts this week as the Chiefs’ defense has struggled for most of the season. The Kansas City defense ranked just 24th in points allowed, but definitely have the ability to score points on anyone, even the top-10 Colts defense.
Kansas City cruised into the playoffs with the top seed, but did show some signs of vulnerability to close out the year. The Chiefs went 3-3 in their last six games as their defense really struggled to stop anyone. The Chiefs will also be trying to get the monkey off their back in two different ways. First, the Colts are 4-0 all-time in the playoffs against the Chiefs and secondly, the Chiefs have lost six straight home games in the playoffs, the longest streak in NFL history. While these may not be huge stories nationally, you can bet that the fans and players are feeling the pressure in this one. As has been said all year, the Kansas City offense will need score the points necessary to overcome their defensive deficiencies. So far, they have been successful in doing so as the Chiefs have yet to score under 25 points in any of the games that Patrick Mahomes has started at quarterback. Simply, this trend will have to continue for the Chiefs to get out of the weekend with a win.
There is no team right now playing better football than the Colts. However, there is no team in the NFL with the offensive weapons of the Kansas City Chiefs. Indianapolis will get their points against the Chiefs, it is just a question of what the pretty good Colts defense can do to slow down Mahomes and the Chiefs offense. Expect a close game the whole way and the experience of Luck and company to escape Kansas City with a possible franchise-changing win. Colts cover and win 38-33.
The sixth-seeded Indianapolis Colts (11-6) take on the top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs (12-4) this Saturday in the Divisional Round of the 2018-19 NFL Playoffs. Where these teams rank in the standings is just “gray matter,” however, leading many to believe the Colts can pull off the upset. Here is everything you need to know leading into this matchup.
Last week we focused on the Bears’ Khalil, this week it’s the Colts’ Marlon Mack. The 22-year old Colts running back played in just 12 games (10 starts) this season and still managed 908 yards and nine rushing TDs. Against the Texans last week, Mack was on fire with 24 carries for 148 yards (6.2 avg.) and a touchdown. He is the best running back at Arrowhead on Saturday.
That would be the best way to describe explosive Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill. Fourth in receiving yards this season with a franchise-record 1,479, Hill was also fourth in TD receptions with 12. Hill usually rushes the ball a couple of times per game — he scored on touchdown on a handoff — and he’s one of the most dangerous return specialists in the league. He took one kick to the house in Week 1, so he’s probably due for another some time soon.
The release of bad boy Kareem Hunt in November meant the loss of a dangerous weapon. Hunt played 11 games and was still far and away the team’s rushing leader with 824 yards (next was QB Patrick Mahomes with 272). Hunt also had another 378 yards on 26 catches. RB replacement Spencer Ware (hamstring) has practised this week but remains questionable. Former Dolphin Damien Williams should carry the bulk of the load for K.C. He had 11 carries for 51 yards in Week 17, and 13 carries for 103 yards against Seattle in Week 16. He’s also scored six TDs in the last four games.
The Chiefs led the NFL with 137 penalties, which was 12 more than anybody else and 17 more than Indianapolis (fourth). That means they drew about one more flag than the Colts per game, which isn’t so bad except that their K.C.’s penalties added up to a league-high 1,152 yards, while Indy’s fouls only added up to 953 yards (14th), or two football fields less than the Chiefs’ total. Chiefs will need to fight the temptation to interfere with T.Y. Hilton.
As bad as they were on defence this season, the Chiefs were still tied for the NFL lead in sacks with 52. The Colts allowed only 18 sacks, the fewest in the league. Earning all-pro status on the Indy O-line was rookie guard Quentin Nelson, who was the sixth overall pick of the 2018 draft. Chiefs DE Chris Jones was third in the league with 15.5 sacks, including an 11-week stretch (Week 5-16) where he had at least one per game, the longest such streak by a Chief since 1982. OLB Dee Ford chipped in with 13 sacks. Ford also had a career high 3.5 sacks in his only meeting against Indy. This game could very well be won in the trenches.
The Colts have an all-time record of 16-9 against the Chiefs, including a 4-0 mark in playoff matches. While Indy has won three of the last four games vs. K.C., the Chiefs were 30-14 victors in the most recent matchup: Oct. 30, 2016. The last time the teams met at Arrowhead was Nov. 1, 2004. Colts won 38-31. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has a 2-5 all-time playoff record against the Colts. Colts rookie LB Darius Leonard led the NFL in tackles (by 19) with 163. He was also the only player in the league with at least seven sacks, at least four forced fumbles and at least two interceptions. The Chiefs are expected to be without S Eric Berry (heel), who in five career post-season games has six pass deflections, two interceptions and a forced fumble. Still questionable for the Chiefs are RB Spencer Ware (hamstring) and WR Sammy Watkins (foot), although the latter appears to be on course to play. Also questionable is Canadian guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (leg). For the Colts, WR Ryan Grant (toe) has been ruled out, while S Malik Hooker (foot) is questionable and DL Tyquan Lewis (knee) is doubtful.