It’s safe to assume that no one on either the Chiefs’ or Colts’ roster will be winning the AFC Defensive Player of the Week Award, but there’s no question that the two teams provided one of the more entertaining games of the season on Sunday. Kansas City built a 31-14 half time lead and held on to beat Indianapolis 45-38 at Arrowhead Stadium. The two teams amassed 1,095 of total offense for the third-best single-game total in NFL history. The Chiefs had their way with the Colts in the second quarter, scoring 24 points, but the Colts charged out of the locker room with two touchdowns in the third quarter to cut Kansas City’s advantage to 31-28. The Chiefs responded with an 11-play, 63-yard touchdown drive that resulted in Priest Holmes’ third touchdown of the day. Later in the fourth quarter, Indianapolis had another touchdown drive that pulled them to within three points again at 38-35. On the next drive Kansas City put together a 70-yard drive that was capped by an acrobatic touchdown catch from Tony Gonzalez, who finished with 125 yards receiving and two scores. If Chiefs fans were feeling relieved, they shouldn’t have, as the Colts raced down to the Kansas City 25-yard line before Peyton Manning threw an interception to Greg Wesley. The Colts had no timeouts and the Chiefs were able to wait out the final 1:35 to improve to 3-4. Trent Green finished with 389 yards passing, while Manning finished with 472 yards and five touchdown passes. He hit Reggie Wayne and Marvin Harrison for 119 yards and two touchdowns apiece. Chiefs’ running back Priest Holmes had 143 yards rushing.
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