1:02 pm
September 25

Chiefs @ Colts

Who will WIN this matchup?

Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)

@ Indianapolis Colts (0-1)


Current odds:

Kansas City Chiefs: (-233)

Indianapolis Colts: (+193)


The spread for this game is Chiefs by 5 points.

The Indianapolis Colts are surprisingly winless and face a tough test when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The offseason acquisition of quarterback Matt Ryan led to high expectations for the Colts (0-1-1), but they bottomed out quickly with a tie against the Houston Texans and an ugly 24-0 loss to the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. Now Indianapolis is feeling the heat from the poor start as it plays one of the AFC’s top teams in Kansas City (2-0).

Ryan threw three interceptions and was sacked five times in the loss to Jacksonville. The Colts had just 218 yards and nine first downs.

The Colts only need to look back one season to recall how damaging a poor start can be. Indianapolis dropped its first three games to make it an uphill climb and later lost its last two games to narrowly miss a playoff berth.

Kansas City is off to a strong start while pursuing its eighth consecutive postseason berth. The Chiefs averaged 35.5 points while beating the Arizona Cardinals and Los Angeles Chargers in their first two games. Quarterback Patrick Mahomes is completing 73 percent of his passes for 595 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions.

The fast start continues a career-long pattern for Mahomes. He has thrown 48 touchdown passes against three interceptions in 15 September starts. The Chiefs are 13-2 in those games.

Travis Kelce has a team-best 13 receptions to raise his career count to 717, sixth most all-time among tight ends. Kelce passed Jimmy Graham (713) during last Thursday night’s 27-24 win over the Chargers.

A big play in the victory over the Chargers occurred when rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson intercepted Justin Herbert and returned it 99 yards for a score.

Kansas City will be without linebacker Willie Gay, who was suspended four games by the NFL for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy. Gay was penalized for an offseason incident.

The Chiefs will also be without defensive end Mike Danna (calf) and kicker Harrison Butker (left ankle), who were ruled out Friday. Butker also missed the game against the Chargers. Wideout Mecole Hardman (heel) was a full practice participant and cleared to play.

Colts star linebacker Shaquille Leonard (back) will sit out again after the team decided he isn’t ready to make his season debut.

Receivers Michael Pittman Jr. (quadriceps) and Alec Pierce (concussion) were cleared to play.

StreakSmarter Pick
Kansas City Chiefs