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7:56 am
Fri January 3, 2014

In This Type Of Playoff Game, History Doesn't Favor The Chiefs

The last three times the Chiefs have met the Colts in the playoffs, things haven't turned out so good.
The last three times the Chiefs have met the Colts in the playoffs, things haven't turned out so good.
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History doesn’t favor the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL playoffs when they’re matched against the Indianapolis Colts. But the Chiefs hope to turn that around Saturday afternoon when they kick off in Indianapolis, Ind.

The first playoff game between the Chiefs and the Colts on a frigid afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium in 1995 ended with a missed field goal under coach Marty Schottenheimer. Chiefs placekicker, Lin Elliott, missed three field goal attempts that day.

In January, 2004, at Arrowhead again but under Coach Dick Vermeil, the Colts outslugged the Chiefs, 38-31.

Three years later, Herm Edwards was the coach and the game wasn’t close. The Colts won it handily, 23-8.

Andy Reid will be the fourth coach attempting to lead the Chiefs over the Colts in the playoffs.