Colts favored by one over Chiefs in playoff matchup

Colts favored by one over Chiefs in playoff matchup
January 2, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Andrew Luck and the Colts beat Alex Smith's Chiefs 23-7 on Dec. 22. (USATSI)

KANSAS CITY (11-5) at INDIANAPOLIS (11-5)
Saturday, 4:35 p.m. ET, NBC

OPENING LINE - Colts by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 9-7, Indianapolis 9-6-1

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 15-8

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Chiefs 23-7, Dec. 22, 2013

LAST WEEK - Chiefs lost to Chargers 27-24, OT; Colts beat Jaguars 30-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Chiefs No. 9, Colts, No. 8

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs have lost two straight and five of seven since bye week. ... Kansas City has beaten only one team that finished over .500 this season: Philadelphia in Week 3. ... Chiefs have lost five of last six in series and are 0-3 vs. Colts in playoffs, including wild-card loss that started Indy's Super Bowl-winning run following 2006 season. ... Chiefs have lost seven straight postseason games dating to 1993. ... Kansas City led NFL in turnover margin at plus-13. ... QB Alex Smith making third consecutive playoff appearance, first with Chiefs. ... Jamaal Charles led AFC, was third in NFL in yards rushing (1,287), and was Chiefs' top receiver (70 catches, 693 yards). Charles led NFL with 19 touchdowns, 1,980 yards from scrimmage and was top scorer among non-kickers (114 points). ... KR Quintin Demps was AFC's top kick returner at 30.1 yards. ... LinebackersTamba Hali and Justin Houston each had 11 sacks, tied for fifth in AFC, but fought injuries down the stretch. ... Colts won last three regular-season games by combined 78-20. ... Indy had fewest turnovers (14) and fewest penalties (66) in NFL in 2013. ... Lucas Oil Stadium playing host to first postseason game since Giants won Super Bowl after 2012 season and first Colts home playoff game since Peyton Manning threw final pass with Colts in 17-16 loss to Jets in January 2011. ... Andrew Luck can move past Bert Jones and Earl Morrall into fourth on franchise's postseason list with 26 passing attempts, 10 completions and 380 yards. With two TD passes, Luck can tie Morrall and Jack Trudeau for No. 4 on Colts' all-time postseason list. ... Pro Bowl LBRobert Mathis became second Colts player to win NFL sacks title (19 1/2). ... CB Darius Butler has eight interceptions since joining Colts in 2012. ... K Adam Vinatieri holds NFL career postseason records for points (196), field goals (48) and consecutive games scoring in playoffs (25). Vinatieri needs five extra points to tie Gary Anderson (57) for No. 2 in NFL playoff history. ... Last time Indianapolis won playoff game without Manning was Jan. 7, 1996 at Kansas City. Jim Harbaugh was Indy's quarterback. ... Indy's last playoff win was 30-17 over Jets in AFC title game on Jan. 24, 2010.