The Kansas City Chiefs are in must win mode for the rest of the season. Their game this Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts could be a preview of a first round play off match up in two weeks.
If the Chiefs and the Colts were to play in two weeks, it would be in Indianapolis. It is important for Kansas City to establish dominance over the Colts this weekend to give the Colts plenty to worry about if they were to meet in the playoffs.
Here is how the Chiefs stack up against the Colts statistically.
KANSAS CITY – Alex Smith: Despite a slow start on the season, Smith has been coming on of late. With 3,160 passing yards, Smith ranks 16th in the NFL. His 23 touchdowns put him in a tie for 9th most, and he has just 6 interceptions, which is the lowest number of any quarterback that has been a starter all season.
The Colts pass defense is ranked 14th in the league, as they have allowed 3,271 passing yards this season. They surrender 233.6 yards a game through the air. This should be a pretty even match up as both Smith and the Colts defense are in the middle of the pack in the NFL rankings.
INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Luck: The Colts’ signal caller’s number are very similar to Smith’s. Luck’s 3,299 passing yards is ranked 14th in the NFL and his 21 touchdowns ties him for 14th as well.
The Chiefs’ pass defense, which was so effective early in the season, mainly due to an incredible pass rush. They have slipped of late. They have given up a total of 3,511 passing yards, which is 20th in the NFL. Per game, opponents average 250.8 yards through the air.
This match up outwardly appears to favor the Colts slightly but the Chiefs are trending upward and Arrowhead sometimes can affect the opposition’s passing game.