You have to like what you see from the Kansas City Chiefs these days. With another win in Indianapolis, the Chiefs are 5-2 and very dangerous.
Last season, Andy Reid’s club got off the mat after opening with a 1-5 mark, won 10 straight regular-season games and captured a playoff berth. This year, the team has now won three straight games following a lackluster 2-2 start. Kansas City’s latest victim was the Indianapolis Colts, who in their own building on Sunday were throttled by the Chiefs’ defense
The 30-14 triumph saw Reid’s squad limit their hosts to 277 total yards. They sacked Andrew Luck six times and forced him into a pair of turnovers. Chuck Pagano’s team dropped to 3-5 and to third place all by themselves in the AFC South.
For the Chiefs, they remain on the heels of both the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos in the loaded AFC West. It’s shaping up as a fascinating race for the top spot in the division.
1. Nick Foles
He came off the bench twice to rescue Andy Reid’s club and enjoyed a solid performance. The one-time Pro Bowler connected on 16-of-22 passes for 223 yards and a pair of scores in the team’s 30-14 victory. Foles was sacked twice in the game but responded with a turnover-free performance
2. Travis Kelce
Be it Nick Foles or Alex Smith, the former Pro Bowl tight end enjoyed a nice afternoon in exploiting the Colts defense. Kelce saw 10 passes his way and caught a game-high seven of them for 107 yards and a score. Kansas City pass-catchers totaled 25 receptions for 350 yards from Foles and Smith.
3. Dee Ford
It is safe to say that more than a few Fords have run well at Indianapolis. The former first-round pick totaled five tackle and had 3.5 of the Chiefs’ six sacks of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck. The Kansas City defense held Chuck Pagano’s team to 277 total yards of offense in the convincing victory.
Indianapolis will visit the Green Bay Packers while the Chiefs play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars.