|Kansas City Chiefs–Indianapolis Colts|
|Regular Season History|
|First Meeting||September 28, 1970|
|First Result||Chiefs 44, Colts 24|
|Last Meeting||November 19, 2007|
|Last Result||Colts 13, Chiefs 10|
|Rivalry status||19 meetings|
|Largest victory||Chiefs 44, Colts 24 (1970)|
|Smallest victory|| Colts 10, Chiefs 7 (1995) |
Colts 13, Chiefs 10 (2007)
|All-Time Series||Colts 12-7|
|Post Season History|
|Last Meeting||January 7, 2007|
|Last Result||Colts 23, Chiefs 8|
|All-Time Postseason Series||Colts 3 - Chiefs 0|
|Playoff and Championship Success|
|Super Bowl Wins|| Colts: V (1970), XLI (2006) |
Chiefs: IV (1969)
The Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League are considered to be modern playoff rivals especially in the 1990s and early 2000s. In 2007, the Colts defeated the Chiefs in the playoffs for the third time in eleven years.
The Colts won the most recent regular season meeting between the two clubs by a 13-10 count at the RCA Dome on November 19, 2007. The Colts hold a 3-0 playoff record over the Chiefs, their most recent coming on their way to victory in Super Bowl XLI.
Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Chiefs and Colts have squared off 19 times in regular and post-season play, with Indianapolis holding a 12-7 advantage. In regular season action, the Colts hold an 9-7 edge against Kansas City. Indianapolis also owns victories in the three previous post-season outings both at Arrowhead Stadium twice and the RCA Dome once.
Kansas City posted a 5-3 record against the Colts while they were stationed in Baltimore, but has just a 2-8 mark against them since the franchise relocated to Indianapolis in 1984. Kansas City claimed a 20-7 win in the team’s first-ever meeting against the Indianapolis incarnation of the Colts on November 24, 1985 and snapped a six-game losing streak against the franchise in 2004 with a 45-35 victory on Halloween. The Chiefs are 0-3 on the road against the Colts since the team relocated in Indianapolis, with the Colts winning the last meeting in Indianapolis by a 13-10 count at the RCA Dome on November 18, 2007.
In 2003, both teams had the NFL's top two offenses, with Kansas City first and Indianapolis second out of 32 teams. The Chiefs started the season 9-0 with kick returner Dante Hall returning 4 kicks for touchdowns and Priest Holmes breaking Marshall Faulk's single-season touchdown record. The Colts had the second best offense in the league with quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receiver Marvin Harrison's offensive gameplan blooming.
The Colts victory over the Chiefs was even more impressive considering the Chiefs home field advantage and great home-field winning percentage. The Chiefs would not lose another home game at Arrowhead in December until 2006.
Despite a 92-yard kickoff returned for a touchdown from wide receiver Dante Hall and a franchise playoff record 176 rushing yards from running back Priest Holmes, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning was near perfect throwing for 304 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Unlike the team’s previous playoff meeting which was all about offense, the story of the 2007 game was the team’s respective defenses. Kansas City recorded three interceptions, two coming from cornerback Ty Law, but the Chiefs’ offense could not record a first down in the first forty minutes of the game. The Colts went on to win Super Bowl XLI later in the playoffs.