Colts lose to Chiefs: 5 of 10 on first-half field goal try
Colts lost to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, ending a two-game winning streak.
The Colts have now gone 2-4-0 in their last five games, the longest such stretch since the 2015 season.
Here are the five key takeaways: 1.
The game-winning field goal was blocked.
Indianapolis’ defense played well for the most part on Sunday and didn’t let the Chiefs make any big plays on the ball.
Luck was hot on the play.
Luck has thrown for 3,534 yards in his last five starts, including 1,942 yards in the last two games.
His average of 26.8 yards per completion was his second-highest in the league.
The Chiefs offense did not have a great game plan.
The Kansas City offense had four plays that accounted for a touchdown, but the offense’s ability to run the ball in the game-tying drive was not the only factor.
“I don’t think we could have put it together without our defense,” said Colts coach Chuck Pagano.
“We didn’t really have a chance to do anything else.”
Pagano added, “I was not sure that they could have come in here and played like that.
They were able to get a lot of yardage, but it wasn’t enough.”
Pagani said the Colts offense is better this year.
“It’s not like it was last year, where they had an offensive line that was a little better,” Pagano said.
“This year, they had the best offensive line in the NFL.”
Luck did not play well on third downs.
The third-down conversion rate for the Colts was 31.8 percent.
Luck finished with only five third-downs attempts.
It was the longest winning streak of the Colts’ history.
The team has now gone 6-0 since joining the NFL in 2019.