Not many people gave this Indianapolis Colts team much of a chance against the Kansas City Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium; I think I was the only one that gave Indianapolis a shot. I wrote earlier in the week that the game would be closer than most think and that Indianapolis can win this.
Indianapolis did just that, as they silenced all their doubters in today’s 23-7 victory on the road. It was a huge statement win for the Colts, as they now have to be in the Super Bowl contender conversation. They’ve beat the Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers and now the Chiefs.
Who else can say that?
Kansas City entered the game as one of the best teams on defense and great in managing the game on offense. Indianapolis exploited both and now have to be a Super Bowl favorite.
The Colts scored 23 unanswered points today in a hostile atmosphere doing whatever they wanted to on offense. Then, on defense, they played to a Super Bowl level, only allowing seven points and keeping their opponent in single digits for the second straight week.
The Colts did great against the rush, sacked Alex Smith four times, pick off two of his passes and forced two fumbles. This is the same Kansas City team that scored 56 points last week and 45 points the week before. With how everyone else is struggling, and the Colts’ rushing game and defense stepping up with Andrew Luck playing the best he’s ever played, they have Super Bowl written all over them.
That’s three wins in the last four weeks with a good chance to win the season finale next weekend at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If the Baltimore Ravens can give the Colts some help, that’s four wins in the last five weeks with a team clicking on both sides of the ball. It’s safe to say no one wants to play the Colts.
Eric Smith is the Colts Beat Writer for Rant Sports. He’s covered the team the past four seasons and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by the Colts. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru