Originally posted by Fanaticofnfl:
If they couldn't beat Indianapolis in Kansas City, then they're not going to beat Indianapolis in Indianapolis.
It only makes sense to come to that conclusion.
Not necessarily, and the way the NFL has been lately you cannot use that logic anymore unless it's against a team like the Saints or Seahawks (home field advantage). The Colts took a major ass kicking at home to the Rams, for one.
The Chiefs and Colts played that penultimate regular season game with the #4 and #5 seeds already locked in, meaning it was foregone conclusion they would rematch in two weeks. I sincerely think Reid took a dive for that game. With the way the Colts have played the second half of this season, could you see them blowing out ANY good teams? I don't think so.
Last year we saw the Packers/Vikings duke it out in the Metrodome in week 17, only because winning would give GB a first round bye. If it was automatic that they would rematch the week after regardless of outcome, I'm pretty sure the Packers would have rested starters.