The Chiefs picked a bad time to change QBs as the RCA Dome is an intimidating place to play. The Chiefs will likely play this game close to the vest on offense to try to keep the Colts offense on the sideline. That will be easier said than done as Priest Holmes looked a little rusty last week against the Broncos defense! The Colts are allowing 105.3 yards rushing per game and 4.0 yards per carry so it’s possible that the Chiefs could be somewhat effective on the ground. The Colts pass defense has been outstanding this season so Brodie Croyle will have to be careful with the ball.
The Colts will likely try to keep the ball on the ground more than usual with Peyton Manning coming off of his worst game in a long, long time. Joseph Addai and Kenton Keith will get a lot of work against a Chiefs defense that is allowing 108.9 yards rushing per game and 4.0 yards per carry. But, don’t think for a minute that the Colts won’t throw the ball some. Reggie Wayne (59 rec, 870 yards, 6 TDs) could have a big game but the Chiefs will likely double him.
PREDICTION: This game will likely be a little closer than most experts predict. COLTS 24, CHIEFS 13