Halftime Recap: Kelce Having Career Day as Chiefs Lead, 17-7

Kelce had 96 yards receiving and a touchdown in the first half

The Kansas City Chiefs lead the Indianapolis Colts, 17-7, through two quarters of play at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. Tight end Travis Kelce has six receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown.

On the game's opening drive, quarterback Alex Smith was sacked by Edwin Jackson on a first-down play in Colts 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.

Late 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.

Cairo Santos is 1 of 2 in field goal attempts—he connected from 33 yards away and missed from 28 yards away. LB Derrick Johnson leads the team with four tackles (two solo). LB Dee Ford has 1.5 sacks.

The Colts will receive the ball to begin the third quarter.

Photos from the Chiefs Week 8 matchup against the Colts

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