For the 2013 Kansas City Chiefs their entire season came down to this one game.
Chiefs 44 Colts 45
The Chiefs traveled to Indy to face Andrew Luck and the Colts. Previously these two teams met at Arrowhead where the Colts were able to handle the home team with a 23-7 win over the Chiefs. For the Chiefs the injuries kept piling up as they lost several key players including Jamaal Charles early in the game. Leading the Colts 31 to 10 early in the second half the Colts and a little bit of Luck magic came back to close the game out.
Alex Smith played a great game as he completed 30 of 46 for 378 and 4 scores. Knile Davis lead the team in rushing with 67 yards and one score as well as one through the air, but also exited the game with an injury. Dwayne Bowe was the Chiefs leading receiver as he recorded his first 100 yard game of the season, finishing with 150 yards and 1 touchdown.
Late in the fourth quarter the Colts took their first lead of the game on a huge Luck to T.Y. Hilton touchdown pass making the score 45 to 44.
The Chiefs managed to put on an offensive show as they had 513 total yards. However the Colts also managed to put up 536 total yards as well, which set a post season record for total yards by both teams. Those stats led the the Chiefs demise as Andrew Luck, 29 of 45 for 443, three touchdowns as well as 3 interceptions, was able to kneel down to secure the victory for the Colts.
For the Chiefs the loss may hurt as the streak of being win-less in the post season continues, but this young squad is going to come back and with a fire and a determination.
So while this season may be over, let us not forget where this team started, and 2014 is looking like a great year for Chiefs football.