GameDay: Kansas City Chiefs at Indianapolis Colts
01/03/2014 7:32 PM
01/03/2014 7:34 PM
Kansas City at Indianapolis
3:35 p.m. Saturday, KXAS/5
Records: Chiefs 11-5, Colts 11-5
Notable: The teams meet for the fourth time in postseason play. The Colts won the previous three meetings, including a 23-8 win in a wild-card game on Jan. 6, 2007.
About the Chiefs: Saturday will be the first postseason appearance for Kansas City since 2010. The Chiefs are seeking their first playoff win since Jan. 16, 1994 at Houston. … Kansas City tied the 2008 Miami Dolphins and 2012 Colts for most wins by a team that won two or fewer games in previous season. … Quarterback Alex Smith has a 1-1 career postseason record with five touchdowns, no interceptions and a passer rating of 101.0. … Smith played strong on the road this season. He completed 60.4 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and only one interception. … Since 2011, Smith is 30-9-1 as a starter. … Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles led the AFC in rushing for the second consecutive season. He had an NFL-best 19 touchdowns (12 rushing, seven receiving). … Wide receiver-punt returner Dexter McCluster had 53 receptions and returned two punts for touchdowns. … The Chiefs allowed 19.1 points per game this season, tied for fewest in the AFC. … Linebacker Derrick Johnson led the team with 107 tackles. … Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali had 11 sacks.
About the Colts: Indianapolis is making its second consecutive postseason appearance and 11th in the past 12 seasons. … Quarterback Andrew Luck has 13 home wins in his first two season, tied with Matt Ryan for second-most in the Super Bowl era. … Luck has 8,196 career passing yards and is the first player in NFL history with 8,000 passing yards in his first two seasons. … Running back Donald Brown had a career-high eight touchdowns (six rushing, two receiving). … Wide receiver T.Y. Hilton had a career-best in catches (82) and receiving yards (1,083). … Tight end Coby Fleener 52 receptions for 608 yards and four touchdowns, all career highs. … Linebacker Robert Mathis, the team’s only Pro Bowl selection, had 19.5 sacks. … Linebacker Jerrell Freeman led the team in tackles with 126. … Cornerback Darius Butler had four interceptions and led the team in passes defensed with 15. … Last week, kicker Adam Vinatieri became the seventh player in NFL history to reach 2,000 regular-season career points. He has 2,004. Vinatieri holds the NFL postseason record for field goals made with 48 and points with 196.
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