For a game that had as much hype as the Chiefs vs Colts, it sure was an anticlimactic affair. From the opening kickoff, the Chiefs trounced the Colts to win easily 31-13.
To begin the game, the Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first two drives and scored on their first three while the Colts went on four straight three-and-outs. They would get on the board with the Chiefs only punt in the first half which was blocked and recovered in the end zone.
On offense, heading into the final minute of the first half, the Colts had a net 21 yards while the Chiefs led 24-7. In that final minute, the Colts got their first first down of the game. They got four in fact to move into scoring range. With :03 left in the second quarter, Adam Viniatieri came in for a chip shot field goal and doinked it off the left upright.
In the second half, the Chiefs played it somewhat conservative, not scoring until late. The Colts would drive for their only touchdown on a 29-yard pass from Andrew Luck to TY Hilton. Vinatieri would miss the extra point to keep the Colts the score at 24-13 Chiefs.
It was already too little, too late, but the Chiefs would drive for another touchdown just to be sure.
Patrick Mahomes finished with 278 yards passing and a rushing touchdown. Travis Kelce was his leading receiver with 7 catches for 108 yards. Damien Williams picked up 129 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
The Chiefs win is their first at home in a quarter century. As the number one seed, it means no matter who wins the other AFC Divisional game between the Patriots and Chargers, that team will be play the Chiefs at Arrowhead.
So, it will either be Patrick Mahomes versus Tom Brady and the Patriots or an AFC West showdown between the Chiefs and Chargers.