AFC KC
   (9-7)
Indy
   (12-4)
NFL Playoffs:   
GAME LEADERS
QBsRBsWRs
Trent Green
Yds: 107
TDs: 1
Rat: 48.4
Larry Johnson
Yds: 32
TDs: 0
Avg: 2.5
Larry Johnson
Rec: 5
Yds: 29
TDs: 0
Peyton Manning
Yds: 268
TDs: 1
Rat: 71.9
Joseph Addai
Yds: 122
TDs: 1
Avg: 4.9
Dallas Clark
Rec: 9
Yds: 103
TDs: 0
TEAM AVERAGES & NFL RANKS
TEAM OFFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsKC
 
 321.4
IND
 
 379.4
Yards PassingKC
 
 187.5
IND
 
 269.3
Yards RushingKC
 
 133.9
IND
 
 110.1
TEAM DEFENSETMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedKC
 
 328.9
IND
 
 332.3
Pass Yds AllowedKC
 
 208.4
IND
 
 159.3
Rush Yds AllowedKC
 
 120.5
IND
 
 173.0
GAMEDAY MATCHUP
  W  L  T PF PADIVCON
KC97020.7204-2-05-7-0
IND124026.7233-3-09-3-0
H2H MATCHUPS (SINCE 2001)
Indianapolis leads 3-1
Oct 31, 2004@KC 45, IND 35
Jan 11, 2004IND 38, @KC 31
Oct 25, 2001IND 35, @KC 28
Dwight Freeney
(Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
DE Dwight Freeney is still holding out hope for a long-term contract.
First Impression
Peyton Manning didn't exactly light up the Chiefs, but the Colts' defense picked up the slack and Indianapolis beat Kansas City with relative ease, writes Len Pasquarelli. Story
 
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SCOUTS' TAKE
Kansas City was wise not to blitz Colts QB Peyton Manning, instead playing coverage. The Chiefs' cornerbacks played the Colts' outstanding wide receivers physically at the line of scrimmage, with deep safety support in the Cover 2. The physicality at the line of scrimmage also proved effective against the Colts' wide stretch runs, but the defense was simply on the field too long to shut down the running game. The Chiefs' offense didn't get a first down until near the end of the third quarter. The Colts' defense deserves a lot of credit for its aggressiveness and sound tackling. Dwight Freeney was disruptive and often forced the Chiefs to keep their best weapon, Tony Gonzalez, in to pass protect. Manning called a fine game as usual, but made a few poor decisions. He then became conservative and put the onus on the running game to wear the Chiefs down, while mixing in short precise throws to his backs and tight ends off play action.
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