Sunday night the Indianapolis Colts shocked not only the Chiefs, but the entire NFL, with their triumph win 19-13 in Missouri .
Patrick Mahomes has been shut down. The Kansas City Chiefs were handed their first loss of 2019 from the Indianapolis Colts last night (19-13). A lot of injuries resulted from this game, most notable Mahomes himself, and both Colts’ Kenny Moore and Zaire Franklin. Indianapolis started off injured with Darius Leonard, Malike Hooker, and Clayton Geathers being inactive for the game. Yet, they prevailed!
This game holds a clear message to NFL viewers that the top teams can be defeated. The Colts, who were 2-2-0 going into this away game, knew they’d have to shut down Chiefs’ killer offense.
Indianapolis were able to do the unpredictable and it started by having a dominant line of scrimmage. Their frontline manned by Denico Autry, Jabaal Sheard, Kemoko Turay, and Grover Stewart kept Mahomes under pressure all night leading the Chiefs' offense to only have 13 points.
Offensively, the Indianapolis Colts had possession of the ball for as long as possible. They ran nine drives and on five of those they were able to score some points. Also, five of these drives took at least 3 minutes off the clock which was crucial to the outcome of this game.
There's no doubt that the Colts did their homework for their matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Although it looked as if they might fall apart in the first half with all their injuries, this also worked as a turning point to bring everything together.
"To come out here and play our game. To leave it out there every snap, to play with your heart, play with your soul. And I think we did that tonight." - Justin Houston
Next week the Colts have their bye-week, meanwhile the Chiefs are facing off against the Texans. There's still a lot of time left in the season for either team, but what may come out of this past week could result as a turning point in each of their seasons.
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