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KANSAS CITY Hakeem Butler Jersey , Mo. — playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, where even the most optimistic of meteorologists are pegging the chances of rain or snow at about 50 percent.It doesn’t bother him. The Colts tight end played in plenty of cold games in the NFC North.“You get past it once you get out there,” said Ebron, who started his career with the Detroit Lions and remembers frigid games in Green Bay and Chicago. “The worst is the TV timeouts. Once that’s over you will warm back up, but other than that it should be fun. Snow, whatever — I love snow games.”Even if the cold, wet weather puts a damper on two star-studded offenses.Most of the attention this week has been on the quarterback showdown between the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes and the Colts’ Andrew Luck, and rightfully so. Mahomes shattered records by the dozen this year, throwing for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, while Luck tossed 39 touchdown passes — second in the NFL only to Mahomes — while taking the Colts from a 1-5 start to the second weekend of the playoffs.But neither quarterback would have posted such gaudy numbers had he not had a plethora of weapons at his disposal, along with creative offensive minds to design plays to get him the ball.Chiefs speedster Tyreek Hill set a franchise record with 1,479 yards receiving this year, pulled in 12 touchdown passes and had a league-leading 22 catches of at least 25 yards. Five times he had plays of at least 50 yards, including a 91-yard punt return touchdown against the Chargers in Week 1.Hill should have his top running mate back, too. Sammy Watkins practiced this week after missing a handful of games with a foot injury Chris Lindstrom Jersey , potentially giving Kansas City its No. 2 wide receiver again.Then there’s Travis Kelce, the All-Pro tight end, whose value comes both as a blocker and a dangerous downfield target. Kelce had 103 catches for 1,336 yards this season, briefly setting the NFL record for a tight end, and has caught at least one pass in 79 consecutive games.“I have a big advantage here that I have a lot of great teammates that can make a lot of plays. I don’t have to try to do too much,” Mahomes said. “Just get the ball out of my hands. Get it to Tyreek, get it to Kelce, get it to all these guys who can make plays and let them do what they have been doing all season long. That’s the biggest thing, not trying to do too much.”Especially considering what they’ve done all season has been good enough.“I mean, just their weapons — they’ve got several All-Pro players. They have a lot of good players that didn’t get that recognition,” Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus said. “There’s a lot of skill on that side of the ball. The scheme is a little bit unique, too, in terms of what they do and how they do it. It’s going to be a big challenge.”It’s not unlike the challenge the Indianapolis offense presents to the Chiefs, who have been ferocious at rushing the passer but have struggled in just about every other aspect of defense.T.Y. Hilton shredded the KC defense with 13 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns during their 2014 playoff game, when the Colts rallied from a 38-10 second-half deficit. He had 76 catches for 1 http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/kaleb-mcgary-jersey ,270 yards and six touchdowns in another Pro Bowl-caliber season.His running mate, Dontrelle Inman, has scored in three consecutive games.And much like the Chiefs, the Colts have one of the league’s most versatile and dangerous tight ends in Eric Ebron. He had 13 touchdown catches during the regular season, trailing only the Steelers‘ Antonio Brown for the league lead, and added another in the Colts’ playoff win in Houston.Making it all work? An offensive line that allowed just 18 sacks this season.“Based on the numbers, it’s going to be very challenging,” Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said. “It’s like anything, we will have our chances. We have to take advantage of it.”NOTES: SS Eric Berry (heel) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid refused to say whether he would play Saturday. … Watkins (foot) practiced and appears likely to play. “He’s had a good week,” Reid said. “Looks pretty good.” … OLB Dorian O’Daniel (calf) did not practice, potentially depriving the Chiefs of a player on four special teams units. “These are day-to-day things,” Reid said.100<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta KANSAS CITY (3-0) at DENVER (2-1)Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPNOPENING LINE — Kansas City by 3½RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 3-0, Denver 0-2-1SERIES RECORD — Chiefs lead 61-55LAST MEETING — Chiefs beat Broncos 27-24 Kendall Sheffield Jersey , Dec. 31, 2017LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat 49ers 38-27; Broncos lost to Ravens 27-14AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 2, Broncos No. 19CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (15), PASS (7).CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (32), RUSH (18T), PASS (31T).BRONCOS OFFENSE — OVERALL (11T), RUSH (3), PASS (16).BRONCOS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (4), PASS (22).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Chiefs winners of five straight in series following seven straight losses. … Chiefs third NFL team to score 38 or more points in first three games (2007 Patriots, 1967 Colts). … QB Patrick Mahomes has NFL record 13 TDs through three games and zero interceptions.Mahomes leads league with 137.4 passer rating. … Mahomes made first NFL start Dec. 31 at Denver. … RB Kareem Hunt has 796 scrimmage yards, five TDs in seven games vs. AFC West teams. … WR Tyreek Kill has two TD runs, TD catch and KR-TD in three career games versus Denver. … LB Justin Houston had two sacks, two forced fumbles last week. … Denver QB Case Keenum threw for 271 yards http://www.atlantafalconsteamonline.com/john-cominsky-jersey , TD in only career game against Chiefs (in 2013 with Texans). … Keenum has five interceptions this season after throwing just seven in 2017 for Vikings. … Rookie RB Royce Freeman had TD run last week after rookie RB Phillip Lindsay’s ejection for throwing punch in pile. Lindsay was first undrafted player in league history to eclipse 100 scrimmage yards in first two NFL games. … Broncos disappointed in P Marquette King’s pedestrian stats, brought in practice squad punter during week to push him to play better. … WR Emmanuel Sanders had first career rushing TD last week against Baltimore. … WR Demaryius Thomas has TD catch in five of last six home games. Since 2012, Thomas ranks second in league with 491 catches, third with 7,963 yards, and fifth with 52 TD receptions. … LB Von Miller tied for league lead with four sacks. Miller has eight sacks, 11 tackles for loss versus Kansas City. … DE Derek Wolfe had eight tackles, sack in last home start against Kansas City. … Rookie LB Bradley Chubb had first full sack as pro last week. … CB Chris Harris Jr. was critical of defensive calls last week, suggesting Broncos weren’t disguising intentions well enough and were easy pickings for opposing QBs — who have completed 70 percent of passes against Denver. … Fantasy tip: In two road starts, Mahomes has 582 yards passing, 10 TD throws and zero interceptions for 143.3 passer rating.

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