The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs will host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 5 at 8:20 P.M ET on Sunday Night Football. The game will be broadcast nationally by NBC in primetime.
Both teams had tough matchups in Week 4, though Patrick Mahomes was able to drum up some magic and lead a game-winning drive against the Lions in Detroit. Kansas City won 34-30 over the Lions, improving their record to 4-0 on the season. Indianapolis, unfortunately, dropped their second game of the season in Week 4, losing at home to Oakland by a touchdown.
This will be the second game Kansas City plays at Arrowhead Stadium this year and the first game where they're double-digit favorites. In their most recent game against Indy, the Chiefs won 31-13 (also at Arrowhead).
Colts Hit Road AgainLast week, the Indianapolis Colts were upset by the Raiders at home, losing 31-24. It was a disappointment, no question, especially after starting the season 2-1. You could say they were looking ahead to this game, however; that they were expecting to just throw their pads out there and beat Oakland easily. It didn't happen that way, but now, if you believe that theory, they are just a few days away from the matchup they've been looking for.
Sights set on KC. pic.twitter.com/8BK0em5AY7— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 2, 2019
T.Y. Hilton, who didn't play against Oakland, returned to practice on Thursday, as did Darius Leonard, the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year last year. Leonard hasn't played since Week 2. Both are questionable for the game against Kansas City.
Everything goes with Jacoby Brissett, though, who's been a pleasant surprise for all Colts fans this year. Brissett has thrown 10 touchdowns to just two interceptions this year and his passer rating (102.1) is 11th among NFL quarterbacks (ahead of Tom Brady and Deshaun Watson).
KC Looks to Remain PerfectNo team has looked better than Kansas City this year and their record shows as much. They're currently 4-0 on the season and in all four games, they've scored at least 28 points. Only Baltimore is averaging more yards and points per game on offense.
Two of the best 3rd down offenses will square off on Sunday night 👇 pic.twitter.com/2bldCH48Qn— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) October 3, 2019
On defense, the Chiefs have been average this year but they're going to get a boost this week with the return of Morris Claiborne, who missed the first four weeks of the season. Claiborne will join the new-look secondary Kansas City put together, joining Tyrann Mathieu, a former All-Pro, and former Redskins starter Bashaud Breeland.
On offense, Tyreek Hill is still sidelined but there's a chance that running back Damien Williams returns to action on Sunday night. Williams averaged 5.1 yards per carry last year for the Chiefs. He's currently listed as questionable.
- 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games vs. Indianapolis.
- 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC.