The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 30-14, and improved to 5-2 on the season Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tight end Travis Kelce led the team with seven receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown.
On the game's opening drive, Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson sacked a sliding Alex Smith on a first-down play in Indianapolis territory. Smith left the game and would pass concussion protocol, but a cut on his ear temporarily kept him out of the game.
While Smith was out, Nick Foles went 6 of 9 for 85 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Kelce that made it 10-0 Chiefs in the second quarter.
The Colts answered the touchdown with one of their own—quarterback Andrew Luck found running back Frank Gore with a short pass in the middle of the field for an 18-yard score. The Gore touchdown made it 10-7.
Later in the second quarter, Luck and the Colts had first down at their own 29-yard line. Luck attempted to find Donte Moncrief down the sideline, but cornerback Phillip Gaines stepped in front for the first interception of his career.
The Chiefs took advantage of starting at the Indianapolis 36-yard line by first handing it off to RB Spencer Ware for 23 yards and a first down, followed by a beautifully thrown 13-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Maclin. The score gave the Chiefs a 17-7 lead into the half.
The Chiefs lost a number of players in the third quarter. Smith and Ware were both ruled out due to concussions, and left guard Parker Ehinger left the game due to a knee injury.
On his first drive back in the game, Foles put together another scoring effort. With a lapse in Colts coverage, wide receiver Tyreek Hill was left wide open down the left sideline, and Foles hit him in stride for a 34-yard touchdown and a 24-7 lead.
The Colts answered on their next possession. Luck drove 75 yards down the field in 10 plays, capping it off with a 3-yard touchdown to WR Donte Moncrief to cut it to 24-14.
Cairo Santos made field goals on the next two Chiefs possessions—from 22 and 44 yards out—to extend the Chiefs lead to 30-14. Santos finished 3 of 4.
LB Derrick Johnson led the team with 10 tackles (eight solo). LB Dee Ford had a career-high 3.5 sacks. Defensive lineman Chris Jones and LB Frank Zombo also each had a sack.
The Chiefs will look for their fourth win in a row next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium. The game is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. CT.
Photos from the Chiefs Week 8 matchup against the Colts