FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Indianapolis Colts will seek to have history repeat itself and continue their dominance over the Kansas City Chiefs in the postseason when the two teams meet Saturday at 4:35 p.m. in a game that will air on Fort Wayne’s NBC.
The last time the Colts made the playoffs, they staged a furious comeback to erase a 28-point Chiefs lead and, eventually, win a 45-44 shootout.
Quarterback Andrew Luck went 29-for-45 for 443 yards and four touchdowns (though he also suffered three interceptions) in that game.
Wideout T.Y. Hilton hauled in 13 grabs for 224 yards and two of those touchdowns.
Indy also knocked Kansas City out of the playoffs in 1996, 2004 and 2007.
The Colts surged to a 21-0 halftime lead in their Wild Card game at Houston, then held for a 21-7 win to advance to the divisional round.
The Texans had the best run defense in the NFL during the 2018 season, allowing a league-low 3.4 yards per carry, a league-low three runs of 20 yards or longer and a league-low 19.7 percent first down rate.
But Indianapolis dominated on the line, opening huge holes for running back Marlon Mack, who ended the day with 148 yards on 24 carries.
Luck led an efficient passing attack and finished with a pair of touchdowns against one interception.
At Kansas City, they’ll take on a Chiefs run defense that allowed 5.0 yards per carry and gave up a first down on a league-worst 30.4 percent of rushing attempts.
Kansas City, however, boasts a powerful offense of its own, led by MVP candidate Patrick Mahomes at quarterback and backed by All-Pros Travis Kelce (tight end) and Tyreek Hill (wide receiver).