National Football League playoffs 2019: The factors that will decide the divisional round

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The Chiefs' defense, which was so maligned all season, shut down Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis offense in helping Kansas City to its first playoff win over the Colts in five tries.

Much of the focus will be on how a vastly improved Colts defense stops Patrick Mahomes at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs have only lost once this season, but Kansas City will have a similarly tough task slowing down Indianapolis' attack.

We chose to go with Ezekiel Elliott as our RB1 just because his usage in this game should be incredible and as he will play a major role in both the running & passing games, I think he is the must-own RB on today's slate. "We recognized it and we had to make up for it". If the Chargers can find their way to a win on the road in New England, we could end up with an all-Los Angeles Super Bowl!

Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports: Chiefs (-4.5) edge it out over the Colts.

The Chiefs' defense finished last or second-to-last in passing yards (4,374), total yards (6,488) and yards per rush (5.0). Kansas City's Butker suffers a minor injury and that forces Dustin Colquitt to come in and nail a 46-yard field goal.

"Was not expecting it to end today", Colts coach Frank Reich said.

This game should be tight with a super bowl contender all year going up against the hottest team in the league. It's hard to lose.

In the 2018 playoffs, KC was leading 21-3 and lost 22-21 after Marcus Mariota threw a touchdown pass to himself and Derrick Henry ran all over that Chiefs D. (We Angelenos tend to think of these things.) That seems a bit unlikely, however.

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They've had bigger playoff meltdowns against the Colts.

The Chiefs set out to change history from the opening minutes, when they forced a three-and-out and then waltzed right over a Colts defence that almost shut out the Texans a week ago. Mahomes and Co. scored on their first three possessions, then again just before halftime, to take a 24-7 lead into the break.

Gurley and Anderson became the fourth set of teammates in National Football League history to rush for 100 yards apiece in a post-season game while Dallas gave up 200 yards rushing in a playoff game for the first time since Eric Dickerson did it for the Rams in 1986. I remember I started crying when the Chiefs got the two-point conversion because I thought the curse was over, but nope.

They've had bigger playoff meltdowns against the Colts.

The first quarter sees the Chiefs on the board early with Harrison Butker's field goal. But it's not an impenetrable one, as losses to the Los Angeles Chargers (Kansas City led by 14 with less than nine minutes left) and the Seahawks (Seattle ran for 210 yards) proved. Running the play-action pass, which the Rams saw great success with most of the regular season. Are the Chiefs, Patriots or Saints in need of some WD-40?

The Colts were excellent running the ball last week in their win over the Houston Texans. He also missed an extra point in the fourth quarter.

By that point, the party in the stands already had begun. Mahomes set a franchise record for TD passes (50), touchdown-interception differential (plus-38) and 300-yard passing games (10). Haislop: "Before the season, SN picked the Saints to win Super Bowl 53 on the basis of their complete roster".

"I'm just happy for these guys in this locker room", Kelce said.

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