Sunday, December 23, 2012
Wrap-up: Colts 20, Chiefs 13
By Bill Williamson
A look at the final home game in Kansas City this season:
What it means: The Chiefs were game but they fell to the Colts, who clinched a playoff berth. Kansas City is now 2-13. The Chiefs will get the No. 1 pick in the draft with a loss at Denver next week or a Jacksonville win at Tennessee. They went 1-7 at Arrowhead Stadium this season.
Charles sets mark: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles has been a star on a terrible team. Charles had 226 yards rushing on 22 carries. He also set an NFL mark. He has averaged more than 5.7 yards per carry in his career. That is the best in NFL history. Take a bow, sir. It was a great overall day on the ground for the Chiefs as Peyton Hillis added 101 yards. The Chiefs had 352 rushing yards on 44 carries. That’s an average of eight yards per tote. That was what the Chiefs envisioned when they paired Charles with Hillis.
Turnovers: The Chiefs had three turnovers. They had gone six games without committing more than one turnover. The Chiefs committed 29 turnovers in the first half of the season.
What’s next: The Chiefs finish the season at Denver as they try to play spoiler against the Broncos.