The Indianapolis Colts (11-5) will host the Kansas City Chiefs (11-5), in the first weekend of the 2014 NFL Playoffs. The rematch of the Week 16 matchup where Indianapolis looked like the far better team in Kansas City that day, winning 23-7. Andrew Luck and the Colts finished the game scoring the last 23 points in the victory.
This time it's the playoffs, and the Chiefs will look to win against their first AFC foe if they wish to head to the Super Bowl. Here are 3 bold predictions for the Wild-Card matchup.
Andrew Luck will throw for 3 TDs- Kansas City is 25th in Passing Defense, and Colts QB Andrew Luck should take advantage of this and throw for 3 TD. He threw for just one in the Week 16 meeting but should throw for more this time around. The defense of Kansas City won't be ready and the Colts will look Super Bowl ready. Luck and the offense should have no problem finding the endzone against the Chiefs this Saturday.
Jaamal Charles and the Chiefs will reach well over 2,000 yards rushing before halftime- The Chiefs need 76 yards rushing to reach over 2000 rushing yards on the season, the Chiefs will reach over that mark against the Colts before halftime. Jaamal Charles should have close to his average of 120 YPG against the Colts 26th rushing defense. Charles had the teams only offensive touchdown in their last meeting in the 1st quarter. I expect him and the Chiefs rushing attack to reach 76 yards on the ground before halftime in the Wild-Card game.
The Colts will be ahead or tied the whole game- The Colts are ready for the playoffs this year. The Chiefs scored first last game, but expect the Colts to be in control of this game the whole time. Andy Reid hasn't won a playoff game since 2008, and the Colts should make a statement that they came to the playoffs to win this thing.
Prediction : Colts 34, Chiefs 20