Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) celebrates as he leaves the field after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 45-44 to win the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Kansas City Chiefs Blow 28-Point Lead to Indianapolis Colts to Lose Wild Card Game


Score: Colts 45, Chiefs 44

It was over when: Pick just about any moment in the second half and I wouldn’t argue with you. But no Jamaal Charles in the second half (out with a concussion) hurt the Chiefs ability to kill clock in the second half.

Player of the Game: Alex Smith. Chiefs only had a chance because Smith was unbelievably good.

Fun Fact: 44 points is the most points scored by a losing team in the playoffs since the Packers scored 45 in a loss in 2010. It is the most points scored by a losing playoff team in regulation ever.





1. Alex Smith

378 Yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions, 57 yards rushing (7.1 ypc). Smith should be receiving an extension sometime in the next few months.

2. Knile Davis

He was very good filling in for Charles before he, too, went down with an ankle injury.

3. The First Half

That was fun.



1. The Curse

What does this city have to do to break whatever curse it is under? What did we do to deserve this?

2. Secondary Depth

Losing Brandon Flowers didn’t help much, but Kansas City had nothing at cornerback after he went down. Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper were fine, but after that Kansas City had nothing. Indy simply looked for where Dunta Robinson was on the field and then attacked him.

Kendrick Lewis and Quintin Demps also had terrible games.

3. Injuries

Jamaal Charles. Brandon Flowers. Justin Houston. Donnie Avery. Knile Davis. Dunta Robinson. All of those guys were knocked out of the game due to injury.

Excuse me, I’m going to go drink a lot of alcohol now…


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