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All the good things the Colts did in the first half completely went by the wayside in the second, where they were outplayed and outcoached on their way to a 28-24 loss to the Chiefs, after jumping out to a 17-0 lead. The Offense only had 69 yards in the second half, including 39 on their final drive which ended with an incompletion on 4th down at the KC 42 yard line.
The Chiefs did basically whatever they wanted Offensively after the first quarter and a half, where they scored TD drives of 70, 80, 93, and 54 yards, all Matt Cassel TD passes. They also ran the ball more than effectively, shredding the tired Colts defense. Once again we saw very few adjustments once the Chiefs started moving the ball, and we continually saw Jacob Lacey get abused by Dwayne Bowe, a Pro Bowl WR, somebody Lacey never should be covering one-on-one. But this has become par for the course for these Colts, who are now the first team to get to 0-5 on the season.
Joseph Addai injured his hamstring in the second quarter, and Jerraud Powers also injured his hamstring in the fourth quarter. Powers's injury came at the wrong time, as the Chiefs went right after replacement Chris Rucker, and Steve Breaston scored the game-winning touchdown. I didn't see any other injuries, but we'll find out more tomorrow.
I'm trying hard to find positives coming out of today's game, but there aren't many. The Colts didn't turn the ball over, but forced no turnovers, and we saw yet another week where neither the Offense or Defense performed in the second half. The long season just got longer.