The Kansas City Chiefs didn't look at all like a Super Bowl contender on Sunday night.
The main takeaway . . .
FANBOY SUPER BOWL HYPE BUCKED BY COLTS DEFENSE & RUNNING GAME!!!
A few points . . .
- The O-Line is being eviscerated across the nation and will be the focus of ire from sports talkers across Kansas City throughout the work week.
- QB Patrick Mahomes is more fragile than his fans are willing to admit. He can't play hurt and he doesn't yet have the skill to compensate with other facets of his game.
- The flashy KC b-ball run and gun style of football was shut down with a lesson in classic field acquisition run dominated offense that weakened every aspect of the Chiefs game plan. Football fans who watched and listened closely even heard a few boos and noticed fair weather fans leaving the stadium early.
Basically . . .
WHEN A COMPETITIVE TEAM BROUGHT ITS A-GAME TO KANSAS CITY, THE CHIEFS WERE DEFEATED SOUNDLY!!!
This is the first home loss in a minute. The Chiefs are no long invincible, no longer the darling of NFL pundits and have revealed themselves far more wobbly than anyone realized.
Check the links . . .
KANSAS CITY UPSET!!!
These sure weren't the same Indianapolis Colts from a week ago. Distancing themselves dramatically from the stench of an ugly home loss, the Colts somehow pulled off a Sunday night stunner on the road with a 19-13 upset of the previously beaten Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Indianapolis Colts reduced the NFL's remaining unbeaten teams from three to two. In handing the Kansas City Chiefs a 19-13 defeat on Sunday night, the Colts held Patrick Mahomes to his lowest scoring output as the MVP was hobbled by an ankle injury.
Hobbled For Homecoming
11:44 PM ET Adam TeicherESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star Joined ESPN in 2013 KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Quarterback Patrick Mahomes needs some help, after all. The Kansas City Chiefs left the NFL's reigning MVP with little assistance on Sunday night against the Indianapolis Colts and for the first time this season, Mahomes couldn't deliver a victory.
Local Fanboy Obfuscation
The Here are four winners and three losers from the game. were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts 19-13 in their first loss of the season. The Chiefs are now 4-1. Wide receiver Byron Pringle followed up his incredibly clutch catch and run from last week with a career performance in primetime.
End Game Run Out
It turns out maybe the Indianapolis Colts are just fine. Andrew Luck's retirement shortly before the season may have caught them off guard, but the Colts have a deep, versatile roster with stacked with high-quality contributors on both sides of the ball, and it allows them to win all kinds of games, in all kinds of environments.
And so . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week. We hope to have more for the morning update as the entire metro suffered a cruel Sunday fact check regarding local life . . . STAY TUNED!!!