Chiefs rushing offense (A-): Weve seen this from Jamaal Charles. But Peyton Hillis?
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star
Chiefs passing offense (F): The two Brady Quinn interceptions ruined the day for the Chiefs.
Chiefs rushing defense (B-): A strong effort until Vick Ballard got loose on third down late in the game.
Chiefs passing defense (C+): Andrew Luck was 6 for 8 on Indys fourth quarter TD drive.
Chiefs special teams (D+): Between a missed field goal and strange decisions on returns, another subpar day.
Chiefs coaching (F): The final offensive play, on third and 8, was a handoff to Peyton Hillis.
Key play: Darius Butler returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown to put the Colts ahead 7-0.
Key stat: The Colts had just 26 yards but still led 7-3 at the end of the period.
Key play: With the Chiefs at the Colts 16, Jamaal Charles fumbled and the Colts recovered.
Key stat: The Chiefs had 245 first half yards, but only three points.
Key play: Jamaal Charles ran 86 yards for a touchdown on the first snap of the period to cut Kansas Citys deficit to 13-10.
Key stat: The Chiefs had the ball for more than 9½ minutes.
Key play: With the score tied, Brady Quinn was stuffed for no gain on fourth and one from the Indy 27.
Key stat: The Chiefs punted with 2:39 remaining and never got the ball back.
Player of the game
A second 200-plus yard game for Jamaal Charles and his third TD of 80 yards or more.
Reason to hope
The Chiefs were minus-3 in turnovers against a playoff team and were still in the game in the fourth quarter.
Reason to mope
If the Chiefs cant win this game, when will they? Probably not until next season, at the earliest.
The Chiefs close out their season Sunday against the Broncos in Denver.