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Chiefs vs. Colts at a glance

January 6, 2007

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KANSAS CITY (9-7) At INDIANAPOLIS (12-4)

3:30 p.m., NBC

LINE - Colts by 7.

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Chiefs 8-8; Colts 8-8.

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 10-7.

PLAYOFF RECORD - Chiefs 8-12; Colts 13-16.

LAST MEETING - Chiefs 45, Colts 35, Oct. 31, 2004 at Kansas City.

LAST WEEK - Chiefs beat Jaguars 35-30; Colts beat Dolphins 27-22.

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (9), PASS (22)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (18), PASS (18)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (18), PASS (2)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (32), PASS (2)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Kansas City is making its first postseason appearance since 2003. ... Coach Herman Edwards led Chiefs to playoffs in his first year. He's fifth coach in NFL history to lead two teams to playoffs in the first season with those clubs - Edwards took Jets to playoffs three times in five seasons. ... Chiefs have No. 3 red-zone offense (60.4) in league. ... QB Trent Green has seven TDs and three INTs in three starts against Colts. Green (21,459 yards) is franchise's second-leading all-time passer, trailing only Len Dawson (28,507). ... Rookie DE Tamba Hali led club with eight sacks. ... WR Eddie Kennison (53 catches, 860 yards) and TE Tony Gonzalez (73 catches, 900 yards) each had five TD catches. ... Including playoffs, CB Ty Law has seven INTs in past 11 games vs. Colts. ... P Dustin Colquitt led league with 39.3 net punting average. ... RB Larry Johnson, with NFL record 416 carries, rushed for 1,789 yards, breaking Chiefs' single-season record of 1,750 he set last year. Johnson finished third among AFC RBs with 410 yards receiving. ... In three starts in domed stadiums, Johnson has 419 yards rushing (5.3 average) and three TDs, all wins. He led league with 112 first downs (91 rushing, 21 receiving) and has 21 100-yard games in past two years. ... Indianapolis was only team in NFL to allow all 16 opponents to rush for at least 100 yards and gave up league-high 173 yards per game. ... Colts went 4-3 after 9-0 start. ... Coach Tony Dungy is making eighth consecutive playoff appearance, including last five with Indianapolis. ... Colts led AFC in total offense (379.4 yards) and led NFL in third-down conversion (56.1 percent, 105 of 187). ... QB Peyton Manning led NFL in passing (101.0) and TD passes (31). Manning, AFC leader with 4,397 yards passing, has 15 TDs and eight INTs in nine career playoff games. ... WRs Marvin Harrison (95 catches 1,366 yards, 12 TDs) and Reggie Wayne (86 catches, 1,130, 9 TDs) were NFL's top receiving duo for receptions, yards and TDs (21). ... RB Joseph Addai led Colts and all rookie rushers with 1,081 yards (4.8 per carry and 7 TDs). ... LB Cato June (162) led club on season in tackles. ... S Bob Sanders, who has missed all but two games, is expected to play. ... K Adam Vinatieri has made 26 playoff FGs, tied for second most in NFL postseason history. ... Colts have NFL's second-best offense in red zone (66.1). ... Colts have worst red-zone defense in league (58.8), while giving up most TDs (30) in AFC.

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