The Kansas City Chiefs playoff party begins in Indianapolis with a game against the Colts.
The Chiefs lost to the San Diego Chargers today in a game that wasn't of any consequence for KC's seed. But in the other games with playoff implications, the Bengals beat the Ravens, the Colts beat the Jaguars and the Patriots beat the Bills.
Thanks to those results, the Chiefs first round playoff opponent is the Indianapolis Colts. As the No. 4 seed, the Colts will host the Chiefs, who are the No. 5 seed.
Your NFL playoff schedule:
First round bye (AFC)
Wild Card weekend (AFC)
6. San Diego Chargers (9-7) vs. 3. Cincinnati Bengals (11-5): Sunday, January 5th, 12:05 p.m. CT, CBS
5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) vs. 4. Indianapolis Colts (11-5): Saturday, January 4th, 3:35 p.m. CT, NBC
First round bye (NFC)
Wild Card weekend (NFC)
6. New Orleans Saints (11-5) vs. 3. Philadelphia Eagles (10-6): Saturday, January 4th, 7 p.m. CT, NBC
5. San Francisco 49ers (12-4) vs. 4. Green Bay Packers (8-7-1): Sunday, January 5th, 3:40 p.m. CT, FOX
The rest of the playoff schedule:
Wild Card: January 4-5
Divisional round: January 11-12th
AFC/NFC Championship game: January 19th
Super Bowl: February 2nd
The Chiefs went 11-5 this season, the same record as the Colts. Indianapolis beat the Chiefs 23-7 in Week 16. Read our coverage of that game here.
The Chiefs are 0-3 all-time against the Colts in the playoffs. KC will be attempting to break a seven game NFL playoff game losing streak. The Chiefs will also be trying to break the third longest active postseason victory drought in the NFL.
It's interesting that this game comes against the Colts because they have brought some miserable playoff memories to the Chiefs. In January 1996, the Kicker Who Shall Not Be Named missed three field goals as the Chiefs lost to the Colts at Arrowhead, 10-7. In January 2004, the Chiefs lost to the Colts in the no-punt game. In January 2007, the Colts beat the Chiefs 23-8. The Chiefs have a complicated history with the Colts.
Here's a quick look at the Chiefs' playoff history:
- Total playoff games: 22
- Record: 8-14
- Years in playoffs: 16
Back in early December, we asked readers who they would most want the Chiefs to play in the first round. Looks like fans got their wish: