The Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts will face one another after an earlier week 16 meeting in the first 2014 NFL Playoffs AFC Wild Card football game on Saturday afternoon. Indianapolis is the home and hotter team when we watch Chiefs vs Colts online free live streaming AFC Wild Card game on NBC.
When the Colts and Chiefs met in week 16, the Colts were beginning to surge as the postseason neared while the Chiefs were struggling a bit after becoming the last team in the league to lose a football game this season. That game, played in Kansas City, turned into a 23-7 Colts rout and spoke volumes about which heralded defense was playing its best football as the playoffs approached.
The Colts defense wrapped up the regular season by giving up a total of 20 points in three consecutive wins. It is often said that defense wins Super Bowls, as the Ravens recently proved, and the Colts seem to be in a prime position to make an underdog run through the postseason if their defense continues to play as well as it has over the past month. The Colts are hot at the absolutely right time.
Last year Andrew Luck led the Colts into the playoffs as a rookie but stumbled in his first postseason game against the eventual Super Bowl champs, Baltimore. Luck is far more experienced this year and though he threw the same number of touchdowns as last year with 22, his interceptions were only half the prior year at night. Watch Colts vs Chiefs online streaming live free on NBC today to see if Luck can win his first playoffs game.
Kansas City started the season with a new coach in Andy Reid and new quarterback in Alex Smith. Using those key new additions as a backbone, the Chiefs turned a terrible record last year into a playoffs berth this year, and are hoping to make some noise with several key players back in their lineup. Linebacker Justin Houston, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and left tackle Braden Albert are all expected back today after lengthy absences.
Alex Smith and running back Jamaal Charles will need to play one of their best games in the AFC Wild Card on NBC today to put points on the board against the Colts defense. Smith was outplayed by Luck in the week 16 meeting between the teams in throwing for only 153 yards and an interception. The Chiefs defense has struggled in the latter half of the season after being a dominant force, especially at home, during the first eight games.
Today’s first NFL football playoffs game, the AFC Wild Card game, featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts will kick-off at a start time of 4:35pm EST / 1:35pm PST. The first of two AFC Wild Card games will be televised on NBC, so peruse your local listings to find out what channel number NBC is where you live to watch Chiefs vs Colts in HD on your big TV.
NBC has set up an NFL playoffs live streaming option for anyone, regardless of whether they have an active cable/satellite subscription or not, to watch Colts vs Chiefs online free live streaming here at the official NBC Sports website. This NFL playoffs free live streaming option is only good for the Wild Card games that NBC is carrying, which happens to be both of the Saturday NFL Wild Card football games. I like the Colts to win this game playing at home, though keeping Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in check will be a big task.