Indianapolis Colts 19-13 Kansas City Chiefs: Colts shut down Mahomes in shock win at Arrowhead
Marlon Mack ran for 132 yards, classic kicker Adam Vinatieri knocked throughout four field targets, and Indianapolis closed down Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs crime in a victory on Sunday night.
How Indianapolis handled the Chiefs sent a jolt during the NFL, if it shutting company and Mahomes on defense or dominated the line of scrimmage.
After permitting points over the Chiefs first two possessions, the Colts (3-2) maintained them without points until Harrison Butkers field goal with 1:16 to proceed since they atoned ever-so-slightly to get a January playoff defeat in the same stadium.
Indianapolis ran the clock out to celebrate a win and recovered the onside kick.
Mahomes threw for 321 yards and a touchdown, along with also the Chiefs (4-1) had just 36 yards rushing despite getting top running back Damien Williams back in an injury, while viewing his record streak of 22 straight games scoring at least 26 points come to a conclusion.
In an era of the NFL, the Colts also won by controlling the line of scrimmage.
On offense, their huge line bruised a Kansas City front which dropped Xavier Williams along with Chris Jones to harms. That made a good deal of time and holes for Mack for Jacoby Brissett, who threw for 151 yards while still running to the Colts only touchdown.
On defense, the Colts spent all the night at the Kansas City backfield, plugging up holes and relentlessly pressuring the league MVP.
Mahomes hit on plenty and was sacked four times. At one point in the second halfof Cam Erving was pushed so far to Mahomes face that the backup left tackle stepped on his quarterbacks ankle, leaving Mahomes to hobble into the sideline if Kansas City has been forced to punt.
The Colts and Chiefs largely played to a stalemate, however also the next of Vinatieris four field goals made it 13-10 at the break.
The Chiefs offense continued to sputter in the next half, also Brissett and the Colts and a match of keep-away basically played throughout the quarter and in the fourth.
Put up Vinatieri field goal and the Colts used to transfer a mere 35 yards. When the Chiefs didnt convert Indianapolis got yet another field goal to go to make it a game.
Regardless of Butker kick, Indy were able to see the final minutes of the clock out .
While Chiefs welcome that the Texans into Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday indianapolis get off until traveling on October 20.