Chiefs dominate Colts for win despite injuries
The Kansas City Chiefs watched Spencer Ware and Alex Smith get injured. They could have lost their cool. Instead, they rolled to a win over the Colts.
Kansas City is 5-2. The Chiefs looked like they might run out of players in Lucas Oil Stadium, with Smith going out with a concussion (twice going into the protocol) and Ware suffering the same fate. Instead, the Chiefs were able to crush the Colts and some demons in the process, winning 30-14.
For Andy Reid, this had to be a huge boost to his team, provided Smith and Ware can return in the near future. The defense was nothing short of spectacular in the contest, thwarting Andrew Luck time and again. It was a thing of beauty for Bob Sutton and his boys, keeping the Colts at bay all afternoon.
Meanwhile, Nick Foles proved to be capable when called upon. The backup completed 16-of-22 passes for 223 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Foles was able to find Tyreek Hill early and often, who caught five passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. Travis Kelce was the other star of the show, going for seven receptions, 101 yards and a score.
Defensively, Phillip Gaines clutched a key interception at the end of the first half, leading to Smith’s lone touchdown throw. Smith was able to find Jeremy Maclin in the waning seconds of the second quarter. Maclin caught three passes for 43 yards.
However, we need to talk about Dee Ford. Ford, who has been much maligned both here and every other media source, has been playing great football recently. Ford had another 3.5 sacks, showcasing the skill we always hoped he had. He now has seven sacks on the year.
If Ford continues to play like this, the Chiefs are going to be filthy once Justin Houston returns. All told, the defense racked up six sacks, almost doubling their output for the season.
All told, let’s keep it right here for the injury updates. If the Chiefs escaped anything really serious, it’s a huge, huge day.