The Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts couldn’t feel more differently about how their respective seasons have started.
At 2-0, the Chiefs are atop the AFC West and coming off a stirring 27-24 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football, a game that turned on a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown by rookie cornerback Jaylen Watson.
The Colts have played both of their games on the road and stand 0-1-1. A tie with the division-rival Houston Texans in the Colts’ opener was followed by Sunday’s miserable 24-0 loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Indianapolis recorded nine first downs and 218 total yards against the Jags. Quarterback Matt Ryan threw three interceptions and was sacked five times.
“I certainly had high expectations coming in,” Ryan said. “And you certainly don’t think you’re going to be 0-1-1. That’s just not in the competitor’s mindset.”
Sunday’s game will be the Colts’ home opener.
Kickoff time: noon, Central
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium
TV: CBS (Ch. 5 in Kansas City, Ch, 12 in Wichita)
Radio: WDAF (106.5 FM) (or streamed on Chiefs mobile app)
Series: Colts lead 17-10 (including postseason)
Opening betting line: Chiefs by 6 1/2
This story was originally published September 18, 2022 6:45 PM.