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Chiefs Close But Lose Late 13-10 in Indy

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison (87) fumbles a punt while being tackled by Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett (58) during the first quarter of a NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007.

In an effort that was somewhat like their early season win over the Chargers, the KC Chiefs almost pulled a big road upset Sunday, but in the end fell to the champion Colts 13-10 at the RCA Dome.  Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri missed a clutch field goal last week against the Chargers, but today he made a kick when it counted. Vinatieri’s 24-yard FG with only 4 seconds left enabled the Indianapolis Colts to slip past the Kansas City Chiefs 13-10 in a thriller at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

The Colts had an unusually unproductive game statistically in the first half, totalling 73 yards. In addition, this game is the first one that Indianapolis failed to score a first-half touchdown. They somewhat turned things around a bit in the 2nd half; with the game tied at 10 with 6:47 left in the game, Colts quarterback Peyton Manning manufactured a masterful drive which ate up a big chunk of the clock before Vinatieri’s game-winning FG.

Indianapolis’ Manning went 16-for-32 for 163 yards with an interception – subpar for him. Running back Joseph Addai had an OK effort, rushing 21 times for 72 yards and a TD while catching 4 passes for 34 yards. Wide receiver Reggie Wayne led all Colts receivers with 4 receptions for 75 yards. Chiefs QB Brodie Croyle, in his first start, had a decent effort, going 19-for-27 for 169 yards with a TD. RB Priest Holmes rushed for 55 yards on 19 carries, while WR Dwayne Bowe led all Chiefs receivers with 7 catches for 64 yards and a TD.

Kansas City (4-6) lost their 3rd straight game, and next week will return home to host division rival Oakland.

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