Colts Nfl Game : Divisional Round weekend of the 2019 NFL playoffs will feature a marquee AFC battle on Saturday, January 12, 2019 (1/12/19) when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
NFL Playoffs 2019
Team : Colts vs Chiefs Live
Date : Saturday, January 12
Start Time : 4:35 PM ET
Colts Nfl Game Live
The Colts are led by head coach Frank Reich, quarterback Andrew Luck, and linebacker Darius Leonard. Indianapolis is the No. 6 seed in the AFC, and coming off a Wild-Card weekend win over the Texans.
The Chiefs are led by head coach Andy Reid, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce. Kansas City captured the AFC West title and is the No. 1 seed in the conference.
Here’s how our experts see the game playing out.
Darryl Slater: The Colts are probably the hottest team in the NFL. Andy Reid made the playoffs in four of his first five seasons with the Chiefs, but failed to reach the AFC Championship Game each time. Can he finally get it done? With Patrick Mahomes playing like this, yes. Chiefs 38, Colts 35.
Ryan Dunleavy: Pressure is on Andy Reid. Pat Mahomes will get many more opportunities. Reid is this generation’s Marty Schottenheimer, even with a Super Bowl appearance. He needs to stop losing his first playoff game with this franchise. Chiefs 34, Colts 31.
Mike Kaye: This may be the most intriguing matchup of the weekend. The Chiefs are red-hot, while the Colts seem to be the most dangerous team in the tournament. Frank Reich vs. Andy Reid should lead to a high-scoring affair. In the end, it’s hard to win on the road at Arrowhead. Chiefs 34, Colts 33.Former UAB standout Rolan Milligan has twice been on the active roster of NFL teams for regular-season games, but he didn’t get to play either time. He’ll get another chance to make his NFL debut on Saturday in the playoffs.
The Indianapolis Colts elevated Milligan from their practice squad to their active roster on Wednesday. He took the roster spot of safety Mike Mitchell, who suffered a calf injury during the Colts’ 21-7 playoff victory over the Houston Texans on Saturday and has been placed on injured reserve.
That win advanced Indianapolis into the second round of the AFC playoffs, where the Colts will play the Kansas City Chiefs at 3:35 p.m. CST Saturday.
Milligan joined the Indianapolis’ practice squad on Oct. 24. On Dec. 22, the Colts brought him up to the active roster for their game against the New York Giants. But he was one of Indianapolis’ seven game-day actives for the contest before returning to the practice squad.
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A junior-college transfer, Milligan ranked second on the team in tackles behind Jake Ganus during his only season at UAB in 2014.
After the Blazers shuttered their football program, Milligan transferred to Toledo to finish his collegiate career.
Milligan joined the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted rookie in 2016, but he suffered an injury in training camp. He went to training camp with the Detroit Lions in 2017 and spent the season on their practice squad, except for one week on the team’s active roster.
Milligan participated in the Lions’ offseason program, training camp and preseason again this year before landing on the practice squad to open the season. After being waived by the Lions on Oct. 6, he joined the Colts.