The Kansas City Chiefs came into Lucas Oil Stadium hoping to continue their improbable undefeated started to the ’10 season and establish more credibility for themselves in the NFL.
The Chiefs came out of Indianapolis only able to accomplish one of these two goals, as they showed that they are a force to be reckoned with on defense, but couldn’t get it going on offense as they fell to the Colts 19-9 on Sunday.
Chiefs QB Matt Cassel and his offense struggled all game to get into a rhythm as they had to rely on three Ryan Succop field goals for their only scoring after the afternoon. KC wide receiver Dwayne Bowe didn’t help the cause as he dropped two passes on one drive, including a critical would-be touchdown catch on an excellent throw from Cassel.
Running back Jamaal Charles even fumbled once after getting lit up on a play where he had gained significant yardage. The Chiefs offense just never got it together, period. However, this wasn’t the only story-line of the game, as the Chiefs defense played extremely well in a very tough environment.
Peyton Manning was frustrated most of the game as he finished the day with a passer rating of 65 and wasn’t able to throw a touchdown pass all day. KC also picked him off for only his second interception of the year. Surprisingly, the Chiefs run defense did give up 97 yards on the ground and were not able to completely slow down the Colts in that aspect of their game.
Kansas City will have to put this tough loss behind them and start looking ahead to their next game, against the Houston Texans at high noon this Sunday.