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


VITALS

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.

PUPPIES

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THREE POSITIVES

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.

TWEET OF THE GAME

THREE WORRIES

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…

GO CHIEFS!

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • jimfetterolf

    Hey, spring training starts in six weeks :)

    • Joel Wagler

      Always the optimist, Jim!

      • jimfetterolf

        I grew up in KC. Gotta be an optimist just to be a sports fan.

  • DTVTechGuy

    If Bob Sutton is still DC at the start of next season… The Chiefs don’t care about winning. Not one single adjustment against TY Hilton… They didn’t blitz a DB or a Linebacker the whole game and the Secondary was flat footed and giving people 15 yard cushions.

    • Aaron Martin

      I agree with you 1000%!!!! Strutting sucks.

    • Jim Harper

      I agree with100% about Sutton. I have yet to see him make a half time adjustment, but they actually did on several occasions blitz DB’s and LB’s, but they were so poorly disguised that the Colts picked them up easily and Luck broke contain and took off. Everyone seems to agree that we need top receiver to compliment Bowe and Lewis should be cut. He acts like he is afraid to hit out there. Davis seems to have found a way to hold onto the ball and is the perfect compliment to Jamaal. Speaking of Jamaal. I am not certain how long his current contract is, but there should be a movement to give this man a serious raise. Pioli got him on a cheap extension which I know is what they are supposed to do, but come on man. He is the best back in the league. Show him some love.

  • Blake Molina

    Lewis and Robinson should be gone

  • boshembeckler

    I have no dog in this fight but it looks to me that if the defender hadn’t been leaning on the receiver on that last catch he could have kept his second foot in. There is so little consistency in pass interference calls both offensive and defensive that almost any game result can be called into question.

  • GoColts

    Go Colts! What an Epic Win! but hey kc keep ur heads up if peyton manning can get the monkey off his back (win a ring) so can the chiefs,,,