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Old 12-13-2004, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by Damone
It wasn't KC's defense that won that game. It was their offense that had their way with Indy's defense.

Payton threw for 472 yards and 5 TDs.
The KC defense forced two turnovers on that day. Indy's third down efficiency was 30%. They had to punt four times. Most of Indy's gigantic offense was passing. Kansas City's run defense was more productive against the Colts than in any other game this year, except for last week's game against Oakland. Total net yards rushing for Indy was 33. That's terrible. What I'm getting at here is that Indy had no running game and the defense kept Manning occupied a lot on third down conversions. You can't have a conversion rate of 30% and stay in the game, even with the best quarterback in the NFL. This game needs to be more balanced for the offense to continue to dominate.
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