To be fair, it wasn’t a game the Chiefs needed to win considering they’ve already locked up an AFC Wild Card spot. That said, momentum is huge heading into the playoffs, and especially against a team in Indy that will be in the playoffs as well, a win would have been nice.
Unfortunately, the Chiefs fell short in just about every way possible. Kansas City turned the ball over four times, including two interceptions and a fumble from Alex Smith, and the Chiefs’ defense was only able to notch one sack. Andrew Luck completed 26-of-37 passes for 241 yards and a touchdown, and Donald Brown added 79 yards and a touchdown on the ground, as well as a receiving touchdown for the Colts.
Kansas City also gave up four sacks and went 0-for-1 on field goals, so overall, it was an incredibly disappointing game for a team that should be gearing up for the playoffs.
“Obviously, we’re disappointed with the outcome of the game,” head coach Andy Reid said. “I didn’t think we were coached very well, starting with me, and I don’t think we played very well. We obviously have to do a better job than that.”
“We’ll learn from it, and we’ll get better and get ourselves ready to play against the Chargers,” he said. “We do appreciate the fans and their support. I know it was a messy day as far as the weather goes and they keep showing up and cheering us on and we appreciate that. They make it tough on the opposing team and we have to do our part and do a better job there and we’ll get that done.”
The Chiefs’ quarterback also expressed his frustration after the game, saying, “It’s tough right now. I didn’t think that we played very well in any facet of the game, certainly not good enough especially on offense.”
“We didn’t have the production and with the turnovers, you make it about impossible to win. We’re going to have to learn from it. I mean right now it stings, but we’re going to have to sit down and watch the film and look at it and get better from it. But yeah, right now (it’s) frustrating,” Smith said.
Kansas City does have a playoff spot clinched, but the Chiefs will have to get back on track very quickly in order to make a legitimate run through the AFC playoffs.