Kansas City may be the biggest surprise of the 2013 NFL season. The Chiefs are coming back from a season in which they had only two wins. It’s a worst to first example of just how quickly things change in the NFL. A new Head Coach in Andy Reid, a new quarterback in Alex Smith, and wallah, an 11-5 season and a playoff berth.
The Chiefs will do what they’ve done all season, which is pound the ball with Jamaal Charles. Charles has racked up over 1,200 yards this season and provides a running threat that opens up the pinpoint passing of Alex Smith. While Smith struggled early in his career he’s been given a new life under Andy Reid and is completing over 60% of his passes while occasionally hitting the big strike.
For the Colts it’s all about Luck. Andrew Luck has been even better in his sophomore season than he was as a rookie. Over the course of the last month, his production has picked up and he’s in tune with his wide receivers. Unusual for a young quarterback Luck has kept the interceptions down, throwing nine picks against 23 touchdowns. It’s going to be important for his wide receivers, most of hwom are young and inexperienced, to get off to a quick start and gain some confidence against a very good Kansas City defense.