The Kansas City Chiefs Cinderella run this season continues today as they host the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. Both teams have guaranteed a postseason appearance, but their respective playoff positions are on the line. The 11-3 Chiefs are tied for first in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos, so they’re looking to win out and hope the Broncos stumble this week or next. The 9-5 Colts, meanwhile, sit atop the AFC South alone and need Andrew Luck and company to regain their stride for the playoffs. You can watch Colts vs Chiefs online free live using one of several different tools.
Few people expected the Kansas City Chiefs to battle for a playoff spot after having the NFL’s worst record last season. The Chiefs have certainly heard their fair share of “easy schedule” comments this year, but their 11-3 record includes some wins over quality teams. If today’s Chiefs game ends up with another victory, it may not be against another NFL powerhouse, but it would certainly prove their mettle as they fight for the top spot in the West and add fuel to the comments throughout ESPN this week that “the Chiefs are the real deal.”
When you watch Colts vs Chiefs online free live you’ll see two relatively evenly matched teams. The biggest differences lie in two vital skill positions, quarterback and running back. The Chiefs’ biggest asset is running back Jamaal Charles, who’s carried the ball 246 times this season for 1,181 yards. Last week against the Oakland Raiders Charles had an epic day, rushing for five touchdowns. Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith is having a solid season, but the lion’s share of the Chiefs offensive production is from Charles, who leads the league in touchdowns.
The Colts, meanwhile, continue to rely heavily on quarterback Andrew Luck. Luck has improved his accuracy this season and climbed up to the 12th spot in QBR, though some of that improvement has been out of necessity. The Colts have been without Hall of Fame wide receiver Reggie Wayne for the past seven games. Without Wayne, Luck has had to basically hand-deliver the ball to lesser receivers, though T.Y. Hilton has come through for Indianapolis on several occasions. In the Chiefs game today, Luck and Hilton could once again find their groove, as the Chiefs defense tends to allow a lot of big pass plays.
Kansas City has had their share of productivity as well recently. In their last four games, Kansas City has averaged 41.8 points, accounting for a whopping 167 points combined points. The Colts have the 19th-ranked defense and have allowed almost 129 rushing yards per game against teams with lesser ground games than the Chiefs backs, so KC — and Jamaal Charles — may very well be poised for another big game today.
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