The Kansas City Chiefs share the best record in the AFC with an 11-3 mark. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, two of their three losses have come against division foe, the Denver Broncos.
Denver holds all tie breakers against Kansas City so unless the Chiefs win out and Denver drops a game; the Chiefs will be playing on Wild Card Weekend on the road as the fifth seed.
The Indianapolis Colts have already clinched the weak AFC South and now are jockeying for playoff position. If the current playoff standings hold up through the rest of the regular season we will see this game again but just in a different venue.
The Colts would be the fourth seed and would play host to the Chiefs in the Wild Card round. Here are three bold predictions for this potential playoff preview.
Andrew Luck will throw more interceptions than touchdowns.
Snow is in the forecast Sunday in Kansas City so both teams will try to establish their running games early. Bad news for the Colts is that their running game has been a disappointment all season and the Chiefs' run defense at home is dominant.
Andrew Luck will have to try to take this game over himself and throw into the vaunted Kansas City defense and the winter elements. Luck has not been the same quarterback since Reggie Wayne went down for the season and there will be no better evidence of that than this game.
Jamaal Charles continues to surge.
Jamaal Charles' fantasy football owners are still smiling over the incredible performance from last week. Charles had five total touchdowns and over 200 total yards against the Raiders. Don’t expect Charles to approach those numbers again but do expect another MVP-like performance.
The Chiefs' defense has lead the way most of the season, but in the season’s final weeks their offense has taken off thanks to Charles. The Colts' defense is underwhelming and will struggle to contain Charles and expect him to go for 150 total yards and two touchdowns.
Former Colt Donnie Avery scores the deciding touchdown for the Chiefs.
Donnie Avery spent his 2012 season as a member of the Colts and was a very productive target for Andrew Luck. Avery signed with the Chiefs in 2013 and after the Colts lost Reggie Wayne earlier the season, they probably now regret not bringing Avery back.
Avery has been very inconsistent in the Chiefs' offense attack all year; but look for him to score the game clinching touchdown and show his old team what they are missing and what they really need right now. Chiefs win 24-20.