With Joseph Addai (shoulder/neck) and Donald Brown (hamstring) out against the Chiefs, Colts RB Mike Hart stepped up for 50 yards on 11 carries, including an 11-yard touchdown run.
The Colts held their opponent out of the end zone Sunday for the first time since November 22 of 2009.
Colts WR Austin Collie (foot) was “clearly operating at less than full speed” in Sunday’s win.
The win moved Indianapolis to 2-0 at home and into a first-place tie in the AFC South.
The Chiefs finally used Jamaal Charles as their feature back in Week Five, with Charles receiving 19 touches compared to “starter” Thomas Jones’ eight.
According to the Kansas City Star, Chiefs DE Glenn Dorsey and LB Tamba Hali “are emerging as consistent forces” under new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, while CB Brandon Flowers is “playing at a Pro Bowl level.”
Chiefs coach Todd Haley’s gambling style didn’t pay off on Sunday.