Two of the AFC’s best are set to battle it out in a nationally-televised matchup on Sunday night, in what is expected to be one of the highest-scoring games of the NFL season thus far. Fans are already talking about it, and the game has drawn a lot of buzz thus far.
It’ll be tough to top the 95 points scored by the Rams and Bucs at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Week 4, but the 56.5-point total listed in the Colts-Chiefs game hints that there’ll be plenty of fireworks at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night, so fans should make sure to tune in. After all, the Chiefs are tied for first in points scored (33.8), and second in yards per game (474.8). They’re playing at night in Kansas City, in front of the home fans, who will do their best to use the crowd noise to make life difficult for the Colts defense, so we’d be shocked if they score anything less than 34 points even if their without WR Tyreek Hill.
On the other side of the ball, the Colts started strong, but got hit by the injury bug big-time. Their two best players on defense — safety Malik Hooker and linebacker Darius Leonard — have been sidelined due to injury. Leonard has led the team in tackles, while Hooker is a rangy playmaker who is the glue in the secondary. Not only that, Jacoby Brissett’s favorite target — wide receiver T.Y. Hilton — has missed the past two games with a quadriceps injury. Both Hilton and Leonard are questionable for Sunday’s matchup, and if the Colts want to have a shot at beating the Chiefs, one of the top three teams in the NFL, they’ll need to have all their stars available to play.
The Colts are currently listed as 11-point favorites in the game, heavily effecting Chiefs Vs Colts NFL betting odds, and third-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes is a big reason why. Mahomes turned in the best performance by a quarterback in their first full season under center that we’ve ever seen, and he earned MVP honors as a result. Not only that, he’s also currently the odds-on favorite to win it again this season. Mahomes has one of the strongest arms in the NFL, and he can make plays with both his arm and his legs, so the Colts will need to keep him in the pocket, and also play tight coverage in the secondary to have a chance at pulling off the upset.