The way Indianapolis handled the Kansas City Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY Garrett Bradbury Jersey , Mo. �? on Sunday night sent a jolt through the NFL, whether it was dominating the line of scrimmage or shutting down Patrick Mahomes and Co. on defense.The one place the shock didn’t reverberate? The visiting locker room in Arrowhead Stadium.“The one emotion we were not feeling is shock. I can’t even explain it,” Colts coach Frank Reich said after the 19-13 victory. “The way guys were walking down the hallway, it was, ‘We’re not going to be denied. We have to get on track. We’ve got to do it.’ I just knew it was real. I felt it all week.“There was just an air of confidence and belief that we would do what we did today.”Marlon Mack ran for 132 yards and ageless kicker Adam Vinatieri knocked through four field goals as the Colts atoned ever-so-slightly for a January playoff defeat inside the same stadium.Asked what the message was pregame, longtime Chiefs linebacker-turned-Colts defensive end Justin Houston replied: “To come out here and play our game. To leave it out there every snap, to play with your heart, play with your soul. And I think we did that tonight.”The Colts (3-2) allowed points on the Chiefs’ first two possessions before shutting them out until Harrison Butker’s field goal with 1:16 to go. Indianapolis recovered the onside kick without any issue and ran out the clock to celebrate a big win heading into its bye.Mahomes threw for 321 yards and a touchdown, and the Chiefs (4-1) had just 36 yards rushing despite getting top running back Damien Williams back from an injury, all while watching their record streak of 22 straight games scoring at least 26 points come to a crashing conclusion.“Penalties are really what hurt us today,” said Chiefs coach Andy Reid, whose team was flagged 11 times for 125 yards. “You get things going, all of a sudden you’re going backward, and it’s tough in this league to do that against a good team and win.”In an air-it-out era of the NFL, the Colts also won by dominating the line of scrimmage.On offense, their big line bruised a Kansas City defensive front that lost Chris Jones and Xavier Williams to injuries. That created big holes for Mack and plenty of time for Jacoby Brissett, who threw for 151 yards while running for the Colts’ only touchdown.On defense, the Colts spent most of the night in the Kansas City backfield, plugging up holes in the running game and relentlessly pressuring the reigning league MVP on passing downs.Mahomes was sacked four times and hit plenty more. At one point in the second half, Cam Erving was pushed so far into Mahomes’ face that the backup left tackle stepped on his quarterback’s ankle, leaving Mahomes to hobble to the sideline when Kansas City was forced to punt.“In this league, the margin of error is tiny,” said Mahomes, who dismissed the seriousness of his injury. “If you’re not executing at a high level, you’re going to lose.'”The Colts and Chiefs mostly played to a first-half stalemate Noah Fant Jersey , but the second of Vinatieri’s four field goals made it 13-10 at the break. The real winners were the officials, who finally got to rest the arms that they used to throw flags for the first 30 minutes.The Chiefs’ prolific offense continued to sputter in the second half, and Brissett and the Colts essentially played a game of keep-away throughout the third quarter and into the fourth.“You don’t need a large playbook to convert third-and-1,” Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark said.The Colts used 8:34 off the clock to move a mere 35 yards and set up Vinatieri’s next field goal. Then, when the Chiefs failed to convert fourth-and-1 at their own 34, Indianapolis got another field goal from Vinatieri with 2:30 to go to make it a two-possession game.“You could just tell they were hungry. They were hungry all week,” Reich said. “I know that’s not uncommon, but there was something different about this week. I could feel it. It was palpable. We just walked in here with a lot of confidence. Last night in our meetings, I can’t even explain what happened in our meetings last night. There was just a feeling amongst the team when we walked into this stadium.”ALMOST INTMahomes nearly threw his first interception of the season in the third quarter, when FB Anthony Sherman batted a pass and LB Bobby Okereke caught it. A review showed the ball bounced off the ground.RING OF HONORThe Chiefs inducted OL Brian Waters into their Hall of Fame during halftime. Waters was a two-time All-Pro for Kansas City before wrapping up his 13-year career with the Patriots and Cowboys.HAPPY RETURNSColts DE Justin Houston celebrated his first trip to Kansas City as a visitor by sacking Mahomes in the first half. The four-time Pro Bowl pick had 78 1/2 sacks during eight seasons with the Chiefs.FLAG DAYChiefs CB Bashaud Breeland had a night to forget. Not only did he struggle in pass coverage, he was flagged four times for 68 yards. That included a 53-yard pass interference call.INJURIESColts: CBs Shak Taylor (chest) and Kenny Moore II (knee) left in the first half, joining inactive safeties Malik Hooker (knee), Glayton Geathers (concussion) and Rolan Milligan (knee) on the Indianapolis sideline. LB Zaire Franklin (hamstring) and DE Kemoko Turay (ankle) left in the second half.Chiefs: WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring), LB Anthony Hitchens (groin) and DT Xavier Williams (ankle) left in the first half. DT Chris Jones (groin) and LG Andrew Wylie (ankle) left in the second half.UP NEXTColts get the week off before traveling to Houston on Oct. 20.Chiefs welcome the Texans to Arrowhead Stadium next Sunday. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL teams showed some preference for quarterbacks, as always, and an infatuation with players who protect them and disrupt them during the first round of the draft.Maybe for the next two rounds they will go after the speed demons and running backs who, in many cases, fell through the cracks as the trenches were filled with the behemoths who work there.In all, 12 defensive linemen and five on offense were chosen Thursday night after Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray went to Arizona and became the second consecutive Heisman Trophy winner from his school taken atop the proceedings, following Baker Mayfield to Cleveland in 2018. Two more QBs went: Duke’s Daniel Jones to the Giants at No. 6, a bit of a surprise, and Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins at 15, where the Redskins sat patiently and saw him fall into their arms.Add in three linebackers and two tight ends and the theme of opening night becomes clear.“We’re building our team and we need building blocks,” said Raiders coach Jon Gruden http://www.cowboyscheapauthenticstore.com/trysten-hill-jersey-cheap , who took one of those mammoth blocks in Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell at No. 4. “We had some in place. But we needed these guys to come in and inherit that responsibility.”There are two more blockers remaining, Oklahoma guard Cody Ford and Florida tackle Jawaan Taylor. They are among five players invited to the draft who didn’t go yet but almost surely will Friday night.Also remaining on the board after receiving much higher projections are Missouri quarterback Drew Lock, Mississippi wide receiver DK Metcalf, and LSU cornerback Greedy Williams.Metcalf is fast, strong and powerfully built, with many evaluating him as the best wideout in this crop. At one point, Williams was regarded as the top cornerback available. Lock falling out of the opening round, given his position and the near-obsession with filling it with a high pick, was unexpected.Ford and Taylor have starter potential for 2019 regardless of where they land.Others still on the board who had first-round grades from some clubs include Washington cornerback Byron Murphy; Mississippi receiver A.J. Brown; Delaware safety Nasir Adderley; Ohio State WR Parris Campbell; Alabama TE Irv Smith; and Texas A&M center Erik McCoy.Further emphasis on defense shouldn’t be a stunner. This is one of the deepest drafts for that side of the ball in recent memory.“Football is the ultimate team game, and we’ve got to build this roster to be as strong as we can at every area,” Green Bay GM Brian Gutekunst said. “We’re going to try to take the best players available that we can (going forward). If there’s more defensive players that fall our way, we certainly have room for them.”Atlanta had room for two likely starters in front of QB Matt Ryan: Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom at 14 and, after dealing back into the opening round, Washington tackle Kaleb McGary at 31.More hulks.Ryan was sacked 42 times and took 108 hits, a career high.“We were focused on offensive line,” general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “We need to protect Matt.”Speed and elusiveness wasn’t ignored in Round 1, of course. Start at the top with Murray, who can run with anybody in this crop.Arizona defied NFL custom and at least temporarily created a quarterback quandary by selecting Murray to start proceedings in a wet and wild selection show.As thousands of fans withstood rain that began just about when Commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Murray’s name, the Cardinals spent a second straight high pick on a signal caller. Arizona moved up from 15th overall to 10th in 2018 to grab Josh Rosen.NFL teams simply don’t do that, but with a new coach in college-trained Kliff Kingsbury, the Cardinals made the bold move. At least until they likely move Rosen elsewhere in a trade.“I’ve known Josh since high school, so me and him are cool,” said Murray, who turned down the Oakland A’s to stick with football. “We got along really well, so I’ve always been fond of him. But us being teammates now Drew Lock Jersey , I can’t control anything but going in there and working hard.”Murray was one of only three Big 12 players taken, along with teammate Marquis Brown, a wideout headed for Baltimore, and TCU defensive end — what did you expect from this draft? — L.J. Collier. The Pac-12 also had only three, while the SEC scored nine, the ACC had eight, and the Big 10 had seven.Ohio State edge rusher Nick Bosa went second to San Francisco as expected. The 49ers have used a first-round selection on four defensive linemen in the past five drafts.Bosa’s older brother, Joey, plays for the Chargers and was the 2016 Defensive Rookie of the Year. Their father also played in the NFL.“Good genes, man,” Bosa said with a laugh. “It was just excitement all around. My brother wanted me to go higher than he did (third overall), so just for my dream to come true and my family to be there to watch, it was pretty great.”Across the Bay, Oakland had three selections: Ferrell, Alabama’s Josh Jacobs, the lone running back to go Thursday, and Mississippi State safety Johnathan Abram.The Giants also went three times, getting Jones, Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence and, after trading back in for the 30th spot, cornerback DeAndre Baker of Georgia.

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