Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) loses the ball as he is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis (23) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Chiefs Drop the Ball in Loss to Colts


Score: Colts 23, Chiefs 7

It was over when: Alex Smith threw an interception with his forearm to start the second half. That turnover was immediately turned into a 51-yard touchdown run by Donald Brown to give the Colts a 20-7 lead.

Fun Fact: Chiefs are locked in as the fifth seed in the AFC.



1. Jamaal Charles

Charles rushed for over 100 yards and scored the Chiefs lone touchdown. He was the best player on the field for either team.

2. Running Game

Aside from Charles, the Chiefs running game had a solid day, averaging over seven yards per carry. Alex Smith had some good looks in the running game.

3. Eric Berry and Derrick Johnson

They were probably the only two players on the team who could tackle today, so that helped them stand out. But the two were laying some licks and making plays all over the field.



1. Third Down

KC was just 1-for-8 on third down, causing a lot of problems for the defense who was out there for nearly 40 minutes of the game. Add in the four turnovers by the Chiefs and KC’s problems today were less defensive and more offensive.

2. Tackling

A lot of missed tackles today from guys like Dunta Robinson and Kendrick Lewis. This led to a lot of extra yards for the Colts.

3. Focus

Bad penalties, botched plays, terrible decision-making, and questionable effort led to a whole bunch of bad things for the Chiefs today. There were plenty of instances where the Chiefs could have gotten off the field on defense or extended a drive on offense but were killed by penalties. In fact, Four of Indy’s 19 first downs (KC had 18) came via Chiefs penalties.

This looked like a team that was more focused on week one of the playoffs than a team worried about winning today.


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  • Mark Bustamante

    This game was pathetic. NO ONE PLAYED WORTH A DAMN!!! As good as we looked last week we looked even worse this week. I see us as 1 and done in the playoffs.

  • Frank

    Disagree with it wAs over when. It was over when Davis fumbled. We sucked every minute thereafter.


      Davis did what Davis does….he fumbles. He did it at Arkansas and it continues today.He just can’t seem to focus.

  • DXW

    Damn, it really sucks that the Chiefs can’t play bad teams every week. It would make things so much easier for them. Oh well, only two more games/losses to go, then they can start focusing on next year.

  • Joel Wagler

    Tyson Jackson had it right after the game when he said they were terrible on defense, terrible on offense, and it was a terrible effort.

  • A1 Yola

    The O-Line got pushed around today, Smith couldn’t get rid of the ball, and when He did, it was to the opposing team. This is the second game where he’s thrown an interception in the end zone! Pathetic effort all around by a so called play off team. This won’t cut it in a couple weeks.

  • Horace Lee Madre Jr

    As much as I would like to have hope for this year I can’t. Teams take their game to another level in the playoffs and the Chiefs can’t seem to beat a team with a good QB. Our receivers drop the ball, our pass rush is gone, there isn’t any urgency and KENDRICK LEWIS COULDNT TACKLE WATER IN A POOL! I’m all in for next year.