Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts : Before we get started on the keys to today’s game, it’s important we discuss the keys of making it to the game. Before you venture out on your first ever road game, I highly recommend that you take the weather reports far more seriously than I did. My wife and I were in what felt like a snowy version of the movie The Purge,
NFL Playoffs 2019
Team : Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts
Date : Saturday, January 12
Start Time : 4:35 PM ET
Kansas City Chiefs vs Indianapolis Colts LivE
The Colts and the Chiefs both have a lot of pride about how their teams perform in the trenches. Chiefs fans believe they will rattle Andrew Luck with the best pass rush in the NFL. They believe Chris Jones will teach Quenton Nelson that he isn’t as good as has been hyped in his rookie season. They also believe that the Colts are not the team to give Mahomes and the offense fits and that they have faced worse.
The team that wins the battle in the trenches will likely win this game. The more field conditions or weather play a role, the more that will be true.
PLAY TOUGH RED ZONE DEFENSE
The Chiefs have an incredibly efficient offense no matter where they are on the field. The Colts are efficient in their own right but one way to help turn the tide in the game is to stymie would-be touchdown drives, field goal attempts and force punts at midfield. One way to rattle a young quarterback in the playoffs is to steal away his opportunities.
White isn’t worried about the snow slowing down Mahomes and company, either. “The Chiefs have heating equipment underneath the field,” White told SportsLine. “And it appears the worst of it will be before the game, giving the field crew a chance to clear most of the accumulated snow by kickoff.”
But just because Kansas City is an offensive juggernaut doesn’t mean it will cover the Colts vs. Chiefs spread.
Luck has thrown multiple touchdowns passes in 14 of 17 games and is a shoo-in for Comeback Player of the Year. His rebuilt offensive line has allowed a league-low 18 sacks while paving the way for running back Marlon Mack’s breakout. Mack has rushed for at least 119 yards in three of his past four games and just piled up 154 yards from scrimmage in the wild-card win at Houston.
The Colts have allowed 12.8 points per game over their past four contests. Indianapolis has covered seven straight against winning teams, not to mention five of its past six visits to Kansas City.
We can tell you White is leaning over, but his much stronger play is on the side. White cites a hidden stat most people don’t know about that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, at SportsLine.