Yes, you read that correctly…
The Colts upset the Chiefs, taking away their chance at continuing an undefeated season.
An NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes, completed 22 of 39 passes for 321 yards. Early in the second half, Mahomes aggravated an ankle injury which limited his mobility. While some may contribute Mahome’s lack of performance on the injury, it was not the only issue the Chiefs had during the game. It was evident early on in the match-up that the Chief’s offensive line could not stop a stellar and persistent performance from the Colt’s defense.
The Indianapolis defensive unit dominated the Kansas City offense. The Chiefs had virtually no run game, leaving the game with only 36 rushing yards. The Colt’s defense also had little issue of containing the passing game. While Mahomes ended the game with 288 passing yards, a ferocious Colts defense stayed glued to the offense and offered little room to gain yardage after a completed pass.
The star of the game on the Colt’s defensive unit was Justin Houston. Houston (a former Chiefs Defensive End) went into Sunday’s game with vengeance in his veins. Not only did Houston hand Mahomes one of his 3 sacks of the night, He also pulled off an incredible stop when the Chiefs attempted the most crucial third and one of the game. Houston went back into Arrowhead Stadium and showed his former team the insane talent that they gave up.
Marlon Mack was another star on Sunday night for the Colts. The offense discovered early on that the Chief’s defense could not hold up to the run game. Mack completed 29 carries for 132 yards with an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Most of the rushing attempts by the Colt’s came right up the middle as the offensive line had an uncanny ability to open up holes for Mack. The talent of the offensive line combined with Mack’s sharp and precise ability to maneuver through the defense played a tremendous role in Sunday’s game. The continuous rushing from the Colts offense assisted in eating a tremendous amount of time off the game clock and pressured the Chiefs into fast-paced play calling.
The Colt’s pulled off a huge upset on Sunday against the Chiefs. Not only does this prove that anything can happen in the NFL, it also shows that the Colt’s are a force to be reckoned with.
The Colt’s will use their week 6 bye as a chance to rest and prepare to host the Houston Texans on October 20th at Lucas Oil Stadium.