Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 22, 2013
Location - Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
Temperature - 22°
Head Official - Tony Corrente
Attendance - 75396

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Indianapolis 0 13 10 0 23
Kansas City 7 0 0 0 7

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indianapolis 10-5 5-2 5-3 W2
Kansas City 11-4 5-3 6-1 L1

Recap


Colts 23, Chiefs 7:
Donald Brown compiled 110 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns as visiting Indianapolis forced four turnovers in an impressive win over Kansas City. 

Andrew Luck was 26-of-37 for 241 yards with a touchdown pass to Brown as the Colts (10-5) won for the fifth time in their last six trips to Kansas City. Brown also added a long scoring run and Adam Vinatieri booted three field goals for Indianapolis.

Jamaal Charles rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 38 yards, but the Chiefs (11-4) didn't do much else right. Alex Smith was just 16-of-29 for 153 yards with two interceptions and lost a fumble a week after recording a perfect rating in a win at Oakland.

The Chiefs went 59 yards in four plays on their opening series, with Charles breaking a 31-yard TD run for a 7-0 lead, but it was all Indianapolis from there. Vinatieri kicked field goals of 46 and 45 yards in the second quarter and Brown took a screen pass 33 yards up the right sideline as the Colts took a 13-7 halftime lead. 

After pressure from Robert Mathis forced Smith to float an interception on the opening series of the second half, Brown sprinted up the sideline again for a 51-yard touchdown run. Kansas City's five second-half drives ended with two punts, two interceptions and a fumble, as the Chiefs went minus-four in turnovers after entering the game with a plus-21 margin. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Charles has 12 games this season with at least 100 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, one off the NFL record set by Emmitt Smith in 1995. … Vinatieri has made 32 field goals this season, a career high for the 18-year veteran. … Smith (431) rushed for 47 yards on six carries, surpassing Tyler Thigpen for the most rushing yards in a season by a Chiefs quarterback. 

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Indianapolis   Kansas City
Donald Brown Player Jamaal Charles
10 Attempts 13
79 Yards 106
7.9 Avg Yards 8.2
1 Touchdowns 1
51 Long 31
Receiving
Indianapolis   Kansas City
Griff Whalen Player Dwayne Bowe
7 Receptions 5
80 Yards 46
11.4 Avg Yards 9.2
0 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 16

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Indianapolis 367 135 232 2 3 1 5.0 4
Kansas City 287 155 132 1 0 0 1.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against San Diego. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .833 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Jacksonville. The Colts have a W/L % of .444 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.