Indianapolis Colts Prove to be Contenders, Kansas City Chiefs Pretenders

By Dylan Hughes


Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

After a stretch of sloppy games for the Indianapolis Colts, dominating wins over the Houston Texans and Kansas City Chiefs have shown they are back to the ball they were playing previous to their Week 8 bye.

A 23-7 win in Kansas City didn’t only prove the Colts were contenders again, but the Chiefs are pretenders. Sure, they started off the year 9-0 and are currently 11-4, but who have they beaten this season? They edged out the mediocre Dallas Cowboys at home, and topped the Philadelphia Eagles in Philly, but that was with Michael Vick at the helm. Since Nick Foles has taken over, the Eagles have been rolling and are a whole different team than they were with Vick. KC has lost two games to the Denver Broncos, once to the San Diego Chargers (play at San Diego next week) and now the Colts.

Meanwhile, Indianapolis has beaten the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and the Broncos. In today’s win over the Chiefs, it overcame giving up the first score and starting off the game really slow to score 23 straight points to shock most fans and experts.

Indy played championship defense today and really put it to Kansas City’s defense, quieting the usually loud Arrowhead Stadium. After today’s contest and past weeks, the main thing this game proved was that the Colts are contenders, and the Chiefs are pretenders for the Super Bowl this season.

The Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars to close out their regular season, while the Chiefs have to travel to San Diego–as stated earlier– to play a tough Chargers team.

We could see these two meet up once again during wild card weekend, and by the way things went Sunday, Kansas City could be a first-round exit in the postseason after being the last undefeated team left in the NFL.

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