The Colts beat the Texans in the AFC wild card round of the playoffs on Saturday, and Indy has earned a matchup with the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday, January 12th. The Chiefs are considered heavy favorites, but the recent records of the two teams paints a different picture.
The Colts sure won’t feel too much like the underdogs coming into this game. Andrew Luck and his team just marched into Houston and took it to the Texans, winning by two possessions by a score of 21-7. Indy has been on an absolute tear, winning 10 of the last 11. Andrew Luck has found his form this year, registering 4,593 yards and 39 TD in the regular season. Running back Marlon Mack has been effective this year as well, and came through with a huge game against the Texans, accounting for 148 yards on the ground, and a touchdown.
Looking ahead to Saturday, don’t be surprised if the Colts pull out a win, despite being the major betting underdogs. Andrew Luck is at a very matured position in his career, and the Colts are rolling. The Chiefs finished the season in an unconvincing fashion. Kansas City finished the regular season with a 3-3 record in the final six games, with two of the wins coming against the underwhelming Raiders.
The Chiefs are used to outscoring their opponents, but Indy may have the type of offensive to counter Kansas City. Indianapolis has the ability to dictate the clock in a game, keeping the ball out of Patrick Mahomes hands for as long as possible. This will rely on a steady run game, a feature that has been a strong suit in the Indy offense during their hot streak. The bye week that the Chiefs got may end up being counterproductive. Indy will be clicking and in tune, while Kansas City and the offense they run will have to get on the same page after being out of action for a week.
This matchup between the league best offense of the Chiefs and leagues hottest team in the Colts promises to be a great one, and we’re taking the underdog Colts to win this one, 34-31.