After waiting six years without a trip to the post season, the Chiefs return to the playoffs lasted just three hours. Kansas City fell to Indianapolis 38-31 at Arrowhead. The Chiefs defense allowed the Colts to score on every possession, with the exception of the drives at the end of each half. In both the Colts sat on the ball, allowing the clock to expire. In 60 minutes of football, there wasn’t a single punt between the Chiefs and Colts. Peyton Manning was 22-30, ripping the Chiefs defense for 3-4 yards and three touchdowns with no touchdowns. Indianapolis got the first possession and scored, never trailed. Kansas City gave up touchdown drives of 70, 76, 71, 64 and 81 yards. Kansas City was drilled on third downs as Indianapolis converted on third down 8 of 11 times. Edgerrin James rushed for 125 yards with two touchdowns. Priest Holmes countered with 176 yards and two TD’s. Dante Hall did what he could do to inspire the Chiefs. His 92-yard touchdown on a kickoff return allowed the Chiefs to cut the lead to 31-24, but it wasn’t enough to inspire the rest of the team. The Colts responded with a 10-play, 81-yard drive for a touchdown. The Chiefs finished the season 13-4.