An interesting aspect to the Chiefs vs. Colts meeting in Week 16 is that there is a real chance the two teams will be meeting each other again in just two weeks, as we kick off the NFL postseason with the Wild Card round.
Indianapolis currently holds the No. 4 seed in the AFC, while the Chiefs are at No. 5, which means they would kick off their playoff runs with another meeting.
While the future contest between the two could cause one to hold back and keep their cards close to their chest, the Chiefs have no intention of doing anything but rolling with their regular game plan, according to head coach Andy Reid.
“I don’t think you do,” Reid said, via Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star. “We’re far enough along in the year, . . . you have enough in the playbook that you can draw from on both sides of the ball and special teams-wise. I don’t think there’s any reason to do that.
“Plus, the season is still alive.
“You give it your best shot your first time, and then you come back two weeks later and give it your best shot then.”
The Chiefs may plan on not holding back against Indianapolis this weekend, but they could still hold out some of their key players who are injured. This would keep the Colts from seeing Kansas City at full strength, but it goes both ways.
Just as Indianapolis will have the experience of playing the Chiefs this weekend to prepare for their Wild Card meeting, Kansas City will have the same opportunity.
So while it is fun to discuss if the game will have any impact two weeks from now, it will likely be a non-factor.