There have been a few games over the years in the NFL that have gone down as instant classics. These tend to be games that come in the playoffs, and which feature improbable come from behind wins. The Kansas City Chiefs and the Indianapolis Colts go head to head this weekend I a match-up that is sure to bring back memories of their 2014 playoff meeting that falls very much into the instant classic category. The Colts were down 38-10 in the early part of the second half, and Andre Luck had just thrown a pick that made everyone think it was game over. Luck picked himself up from that error, and quite simply went crazy the remainder of the way, leading the Colts to a 45-44 win in one of the most improbable wins of all time. That game is nothing more than a distant memory now, though, and for the Colts, this season is now all about getting into a groove and working themselves back into a playoff spot. The Chiefs head into Indy as a 2.5-point online betting favorite for this one.
Analyzing The Kansas City Chiefs At Indianapolis Colts NFL Expert Picks
When: Sunday, October 30 at 1 PM EST Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis TV: CBS Radio: KCFX and WFNI Live Stream: CBS Sports Network
NFL Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Kansas City Chiefs
After a bit of an up and down first month of the season, the Chiefs finally put together back to back wins when they battled hard to beat the New Orleans Saints 27-21 last week. That came on the heels of a big road win, their first of the season, in Oakland the week before. You now have to wonder if Kansas City are preparing to go on the sort of winning run that saw them end their last regular season on a high, or if they are about to start struggling on the road again. Prior to the win in Oakland, the Chiefs had lost their first two road games in Houston and Pittsburgh, the latter of which was a bit of a blowout. Going all the way back to 1992, the Kansas City Chiefs are just 1-5 in Indianapolis, although most of those losses came during the Peyton Manning era.
Why bet on the Indianapolis Colts
If the Colts are to be part of the playoffs this season, as many of us expected them to be, then they must start showing a higher level of consistency. Even when the 3-4 Colts have won this season, it always seems to be a bit of a struggle. They had a solid 34-26 win over Tennessee last week, but that game was even in doubt until Marcus Mariota made a huge mistake that cost the Titans the game. The good news for the Colts is that most of their woes have come on the road this season, where they are 1-3. They do have a winning record on home field, and need this one to stay in the playoff hunt.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
I expect this to be a close game that might well come down to a late field goal as the decider. I am going against the bookies and taking the Colts to win this one, although perhaps not quite as dramatically as that 2014 meeting.