Jacoby Brissett may not be Andrew Luck or Peyton Manning, who went a combined 5-2 with Indianapolis (including playoffs) in Kansas City, but Brissett kept the “tradition” of Indy winning at Arrowhead alive. The Colts have won five of their last six games in KC.
Indianapolis put together a nearly picture-perfect game plan, keep Patrick Mahomes off the field. Now, without injuring Mahomes, the best way to keep the reigning NFL MVP off the field is extended offensive drives.
The Colts finished with 37:15 in time of possession (22:45 for KC), and Indy had seven drives lasting 2:56-plus.
Brissett led the Colts on possessions with 11, 11, and 14 plays, all of which scored some form of points; two field goals and one touchdown.
The Indianapolis defense was stellar when Chiefs offense was on the field. After the Chiefs first two drives, where they scored 10 of their 13 points, KC’s drive chart was awful; punt, fumble, punt, end of 1st half, punt, punt, turnover on downs, field goal.
If I just gave you the quarterback stats, you’d think KC won. Brissett was 18-of-29 for 151 yards, no TDs and an interception, while Mahomes finished with decent stats, 321 yards on 22-of-39 passing with a touchdown.
But here’s the QB stat I didn’t mention. Brissett wasn’t sacked once. Mahomes was sacked four times.
The Chiefs fall to 4-1, and the Colts rise to 3-2.
The only undefeated teams left in the NFL are the New England Patriots (5-0) and San Francisco (3-0). The 49ers need to get past Cleveland tomorrow on Monday Night Football to stay unbeaten.
Colts 19 – Chiefs 13
Here are the highlights from Sunday Night Football:
Jacoby Brissett 1-yard TD run, 7-3 Colts
Patrick Mahomes to Byron Pringle 27-yd TD, 10-7 Chiefs
Adam Vinatieri 31-yd FG, 16-10 Colts
Colts Defense 4th Down Stop, 16-10 Colts
Vinatieri 29-yd FG, 19-10 Colts
Final Call: Colts win, 19-10