Wrap-up: Colts 19, Chiefs 9

October, 10, 2010
10/10/10
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Wrapping up the Colts' 19-9 defeat of the Chiefs in Week 5:

What it means: There are no longer any unbeaten teams in the NFL. While Kansas City cannot feel great about losing, this team showed Sunday it is not a fraud. The Colts played the Colts hard, especially on defense. Many people believe that the Colts would knock Kansas City around. It didn’t happen. The young Chiefs can build on this game.


Tomorrow’s talker: The Kansas City defense is terrific. It confused Indianapolis star quarterback Peyton Manning and made him hesitate. Kansas City defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel had success against Manning with New England and his young Chiefs had a similar look for much of Sunday’s game.

What I didn’t like: I love the way Kansas City coach Todd Haley is handling this team. But I think he got a little too jumpy early against the Colts. He tried an onside kick to start the game and went for it on fourth and 2 from the Colts’ 10 on the Chief’s first possession with his team down 3-0. Those were two unnecessary gambles that didn’t work.

What’s next: The Chiefs play at Houston on Sunday. The Texans are wounded after taking a beating from the Giants. If the Chiefs can play this well on defense and make a few offensive adjustments, they can pull off the win.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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