The Kansas City Chiefs come off their bye week and travel into the fire as they play the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis October 10th. Peyton Manning will be hot for this game after yet another loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Kansas City Chiefs will be rested but could they also be cooled off after a 3-0 start.
Indianapolis Colts Defense vs Kansas City Chiefs Offense
The Indianapolis Colts defense is vulnerable against the run with Bob Sanders once again out indefinitely. This bodes well for the Kansas City Chiefs and their potent one-two punch of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones. The Kansas City Chiefs can use their effective running backs to keep Peyton Manning on the sidelines while they control the clock.
The Indianapolis Colts defense is not a complete wreck without Bob Sanders but they will have to step up and plug the holes. If the Indianapolis Colts plug the holes with eight and nine men in the box their corners are fast enough to jump outside and make up ground.
On the defensive line the Indianapolis Colts are their best against the run with Bob Mathis and Dwight Freeney but they lack a talented safety or linebacker willing to stuff the run. The Indianapolis Colts defense will find a way to stop Charles and Jones out of the backfield. The Indianapolis Colts defense has the edge over the Kansas City Chiefs offense.
Kansas City Chiefs Defense vs Indianapolis Colts Offense
The Indianapolis Colts offense is a well oil machine led by Peyton Manning. The Indianapolis Colts offense is Peyton Manning. Manning knows what the defense is going to do well before they do themselves. Manning has the ability to find the right receivers in the right match up on a play by play basis. Manning is hot after losing last week and the the poor Kansas City Chiefs look like they are tied up on the train tracks with Peyton Manning ready to steamroll them.
The Kansas City Chiefs have developed into the spitting image of their crusty defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The Kansas City Chiefs defense has developed into an opportunistic defense that loves to hit their opponent at full speed. Crennel has had two weeks to prepare for Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts but it won’t be enough. The Indianapolis Colts offense will pick apart the Kansas City Chiefs defense.
Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts -8: Pick Against the Spread & Final Look
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has set the early line on this game with the home team Indianapolis Colts as a 10 point favorite over the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. Ten points is a big number in the NFL and sportsbooks in Las Vegas do not post the number without much consideration. It isn’t enough points and it may get bet to 11 points. Check back later in the week to see if this line and the opinion on this game moves. Take the Indianapolis Colts -8 over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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