The Chiefs’ AFC West-title hopes are flickering.
After falling behind 7-0 to begin the game, the visiting Colts have reeled off 23 straight points to take a 23-7 lead with a little more than five minutes left in the game.
A promising Kansas City fourth-quarter drive ended when Alex Smith was intercepted in the endzone by Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman. The pass, which was intended for tight end Anthony Fasano, was underthrown.
Colts tailback Donald Brown has scored both of Indianapolis’ touchdowns, with his 51-yard run extending the Colts’ lead to 20-7 early in the third quarter.
A Chiefs loss, coupled with a Broncos win at Houston, would give Denver the AFC West championship. The Broncos lead the Texans 23-13 in the fourth quarter.