A few weeks ago, the Kansas City Chiefs felt the sting of a loss for the first time this season when they were taken out by the Denver Broncos. Then, again, at the hands of the San Diego Chargers. For a third time in a row, Kansas City lost to Denver once more and were in the midst of a 3-game losing streak.
That streak ended abruptly as the Chiefs have now scored a combined 111 points in their last two games, including 56 last week against the Oakland Raiders. Having won two in a row, Kansas City looks to get back on track and ride some momentum into the postseason.
This week, they get the Indianapolis Colts who have been somewhat unpredictable since losing their big-time playmaker on offense, Reggie Wayne. Defensively, they haven’t been phenomenal, but have maintained the league’s 14th-best pass defense. For the Chiefs, they shouldn’t be concerned about that.
Where Kansas City will look to attack Sunday is at the Colts’ 27th-ranked run defense. Luckily for the Chiefs, they boast an MVP candidate at the running back position, Jamaal Charles. If the Chiefs want to win this Sunday, all it takes is handing the ball to that man in any way possible.
A week ago, Charles scored a total of five touchdowns while piling up 215 yards from scrimmage against Oakland. The scary part about that is, 195 of those yards were through the air. That’s correct, he had just 20 yards rushing. He didn’t have to run the ball. Oakland was giving him anything he wanted in the passing game.
What could he do against a unit like the Colts? We’ll have to find out. My guess is he only continues to cement himself as a prime candidate for this year’s Most Valuable Player. The only thing I do know for sure is, Kansas City should cruise in this one if they let Charles touch it 30 times between the air and ground.