Chiefs Analyst: Colts "Haven't Beaten Anybody"

The Chiefs have lost 11 of their last 12 playoff games, but Tom Martin says confidence in Kansas City "is high" heading into this weekend

Ferrall On The Bench
January 11, 2019 - 8:55 am

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The Kansas City Chiefs have’t won a playoff game at Arrowhead since January 16, 1994, when Joe Montana was their quarterback. To put that in context, Patrick Mahomes wasn’t even born yet.

Well, he was born, he’s good at football, and the Chiefs believe he will lead them to victory Saturday over the red-hot Colts, who have won 10 of their last 11 games.

“I think the confidence is high,” Kansas City CBS TV 5’s Tom Martin said on Ferrall on the Bench. “I think most people recognize that the Colts, as hot as they are, really haven’t beaten anybody unless you really believe in the AFC South. The Chiefs, this whole season, have been tested by the league’s best teams, and I think it’s about time they pass a test like this. They’ve come up just short against the Pats, just short against the Rams. But I think they have the firepower. And somehow as the top seed, I think they feel like they’re a bit disrespected right now. If you have that underdog mentality – coupled with the talent they have – that could make for a pretty dangerous recipe for them this postseason.”

Kansas City’s defense hasn’t been great this season. The Chiefs rank 31st in total defense and 24th in scoring defense (26.3 points per game). But they’ve allowed two fewer touchdowns per game at home than on the road.

“It seems like Arrowhead finally might be a bit more of a home-field advantage than it was in recent years,” Martin said. “But there’s a monkey-on-the-back element to this, and I think for the players who were they in Indianapolis, or part of the Pittsburgh game, or part of the game last year, they got to be thinking about it. I think a win over the Colts, to get that one monkey off the back, that could set them free for a Super Bowl, no doubt.”

Shootout or slugfest, Chiefs fans just want a win, as Kansas City has lost 11 of its last 12 playoff games.

Kickoff is at 4:35 p.m. ET.