Indianapolis Colts at Kansas City Chiefs
Indianapolis Colts Preview
Quincy Wilson is expanding his responsibilities in his third season. He came to the Indianapolis Colts as a cornerback out of Florida but has been thrust into nickel and dime packages and now could see time at safety because of injuries to Colts regulars. In their loss to the Chiefs last season in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs, the Colts executed just 12 designed runs while playing from behind. The game marks the return of Colts linebacker Justin Houston to Kansas City. Houston played eight seasons for the Chiefs, setting a team single-season record for sacks (22) as an All-Pro in 2014. He was released as part of a cost-cutting move in the offseason. Four rookies started last week for the Colts in their loss to Oakland.
Kansas City Chiefs Preview
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid praised the work of Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who was thrust into the starter’s role when Andrew Luck retired in the preseason. Brissett and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes entered Week 5 tied for the NFL lead with 10 touchdown passes, along with Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson. Mahomes is one of four NFL quarterbacks ever to throw for 300-plus yards in the first four games of a season. The Chiefs play four of their next five games at home. The last meeting with the Colts, in the divisional round of the playoffs, was Kansas City’s first postseason win at home since Jan. 8, 1994, with Joe Montana at quarterback. The Chiefs will again be without wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who was ruled out on Friday with the collarbone injury he suffered in Week 1.