Here’s some fun facts for the Colts’ upcoming playoff-primer against the Kansas City Chiefs. For starters, these teams are set to meet this Sunday, December 22rd during Week 16 of the NFL season. The last time the Colts met (I’m sure most remember we played them last year) was last season… Week 16… December 23nd. I thought that was fun, but that’s me. Here goes some stats for you.
All-Time Against the Chiefs: 14-8 (.636)
All-Time @ the Chiefs: 8-4 (.667)
All-Time @ Arrowhead Stadium: 8-3 (.727)
Average Score: 21 – 20 Colts
Individual Splits/Key Personnel:
Andrew Luck vs. KC (1 Game)
17/35 (48.6%) 205YDS, 1TD – 0INT 76.5rating
6ATT 21YDS rushing
Alex Smith vs. IND (2 Games)
28/55 (50.9%) 272YDS 1TD – 5INT 33.3rating
3ATT 13YDS rushing
T.Y. Hilton vs. KC (1 Game)
2REC 34YDS …
Dwayne Bowe vs. IND (3 Games)
16REC 225YDS 3TDS
Trent Richardson vs. KC (1 Game)
18ATT 42YDS 2TDS 1REC 9YDS
Donald Brown vs. KC (1 Game)
Jamaal Charles vs. IND (2 Games)
38ATT 313YDS 1TD 4REC 18YDS 1TD
8.24YPC!!!! 156YD/G but only 4.5YPR
Robert Mathis vs. KC (4 Games)
1.5 Sacks 7 Tackles
Erik Walden vs. KC (2 Games)
Justin Houston vs. IND (2 Games)
Tamba Hali vs. IND (4 Games)
4 Sacks 8 Tackles
And, if you haven’t been force fed with them enough, here comes some playoff scenarios for the Colts:
The Colts are locked into the 4th seed win, lose, or draw. There is nothing Indianapolis or Kansas City can do to affect their inevitable Wild Card match-up in the playoffs. However, Baltimore, New England, and Cincinnati can greatly change Indianapolis’ playoff picture.
- If Indianapolis beats Kansas City & Baltimore beats Cincinnati (assuming Cincy clears MIN and Indy beats JAX) Indianapolis jumps to the 3 seed.
- If Indianapolis beats Kansas City & Baltimore beats New England (assuming NE clears BUF & Indy beats JAX) Indianapolis again would jump to the 3 seed.
In both the previous two scenarios Indianapolis would host Miami. Yet, with all the negatively surrounding the team (sometimes not too unwarranted) Indianapolis is still in contention for the 2 and even the 1 seed.
- And, in fact, it’s not that crazy to think Indianapolis can still grab that 2 seed. In order to do so Indianapolis has to win out and they would need Baltimore to win out. This week the Ravens host the Gronk-less Patriots. And, they would travel to Cincinnati in Week 17. And, that’s not the only possibility.
- The Colts have to win out to contest for the 2 seed. And, they need Cincinnati & New England to drop just 1 game each. Minnesota played quite the trap game to Philadelphia last weekend winning 48-30. They play at Cincinnati this week. NE/BUF’s previous match-up was played in Buffalo. But, it wasn’t until 0:09 left in the 4th quarter did Stephen Gostkowski secure a 23-21 victory for the Pats.
Last but not least, don’t hold your breath, but the Colts could still take the 1.
- And, here’s how. First, the Colts have to win out. Next, Baltimore also would have to win out. And finally, Denver has to lose @ HOU and @ OAK…. Hardly feasible. But, still a possibility.
No more jabbering from me. What do you think is gonna happen?