Chiefs — 3-14-7-6–30
Colts — 0-7-7-0–14
The Chiefs cruised to victory on the road, beating the Colts 30-14 for their third straight win.
While the defense should be praised for a suffocating performance, the microscope will be on the Chiefs offense this week. Alex Smith was twice removed from Sunday’s game, the second time for good after taking two hard hits to the head. Nick Foles had an outstanding day in relief, throwing two touchdowns and not making any mistakes.
Andrew Luck struggled to get the Colts offense going, and was sacked six times.
The Chiefs head home next week to face the Jaguars, while the Colts travel to Green Bay to face the Packers.
Luck to Moncrief Cuts Lead to 10
The Colts get a much needed touchdown drive, courtesy of the newly-returned Donte Moncrief. A shoulder injury has kept Moncrief on the sidelines since Week 2, but he’s clearly healthy and ready to help the Colts, especially with T.Y. Hilton dealing with a hamstring injury.
Foles Keeps Goes Vertical In Relief
Nick Foles is more than a capable backup, and in his second relief appearance of the game he needed just five plays to find Tyreke Hill for a 34-yard TD. It doesn’t matter who’s playing quarterback, the Chiefs are firing on all cylinders.
Alex Smith Takes Another Hit & Exits Again
Alex Smith had already exited the game after his head hit the turf hard in the first quarter, and the same thing happened on an option run in the third.
Luck INT Before Halftime Sets Up Quick KC Score
The Chiefs get their 11th interception of the season right before halftime, putting them in great field position to extend their lead. Alex Smith needed just 19 seconds to capitalize, hitting Maclin for a 13-yard TD.
Failed Onsides Kick Sparks Colts Offense
The Chiefs gambled and lost, giving Luck great field position to respond. The result was a scoring drive lasting under three minutes, and the Colts are right back in it.
Chiefs Roll Without Smith
The Colts have 41 total yards through the early goings of the second quarter, as Kansas City extend their lead on a Travis Kelce TD catch. Foles is moving the ball just fine in relief, although Alex Smith is back on the sidelines and has been cleared to play.
Alex Smith Enters Concussion Protocol On Opening Drive
The Chiefs were putting together a strong opening drive, but things changed when Alex Smith took a hard hit during a slide. He wobbled after standing, and despite pleading his case he has been taken to the locker room for examination.
Stats will be updated throughout the game
Passing: Foles: 16/22, 223 yards, 2 TD
Rushing: West: 12 carries, 45 yards
Receiving: Kelce: 7 catches, 101 yards, TD
Passing: Luck: 19/35, 210 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing: Gore: 9 carries, 37 yards
Receiving: Moncrief: 4 catches, 41 yards, TD
The Indianapolis Colts welcome a familiar foe to Lucas Oil Stadium this week, as Andy Reid and the Chiefs pay them a visit. With the exception of last year, the Chiefs and Colts have met every year since 2010. The Colts lead the series 3-2, including the wild 45-44 playoff shootout in 2014.
Last year the Chiefs were the hottest team in football in the second half, and 2016 has progressed in a similar fashion. Kansas City has won back-to-back after a 2-2 start, keeping pace with the Raiders and Broncos in a busy AFC West.
The Colts have been inconsistent in their 3-4 start, but had a quality win last week against the Titans. The Colts took the lead early, then survived a Titans comeback and got a huge stop to swing the game in the final quarter. Andrew Luck has been the key to the Colts’ success, but he’ll need to be cautious against an aggressive Chiefs secondary. Luck has only thrown four interceptions this season, but today he’ll face a defense that ranks second in the NFL with 14 takeaways.
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