The Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts will kick off the playoffs this Saturday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. These two teams squared off just two weeks ago with the Colts coasting to a 23-7 victory.
In that first matchup, Andy Reid’s team was favored by seven points. However, after seeing how uneven the first game looked and considering the change of venue, the line has moved the other way, with the Colts favored by three points over the Chiefs.
Considering what we saw in Kansas City two weeks back, oddsmakers clearly don’t expect another beat down, especially with some books setting their line as low as two points. If you consider being the home team earns you three points, this playoff game is more or less a pick ‘em.
Every team would rather be at home in the second season, especially when you consider how nuts the Sea of Red would be in a playoff atmosphere. But this season, it might not be the worst thing for the Chiefs. After all, their 6-2 record on the road was the best in the NFL and one game better than their mark at Arrowhead.
Plus this time around the Chiefs will be at full strength. In the first game starting left tackle Branden Albert and linebacker Justin Houston sat out with injuries, but both are expected to be 100% Saturday afternoon in Indianapolis.