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Chiefs vs. Colts: Not Settling For Field Goals

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We've been talking this week about the importance (or lack thereof) of the Kansas City Chiefs time of possession against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Everyone knows how great Peyton Manning so the logic says to keep him on the bench for as long as possible.

"I think that any time you play the Colts everyone knows that the more 18 is on the bench, the better off you are," Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis told reporters on Friday.

That theory works....when your offense is actually scoring.

Weis said that, particularly against a team like the Colts, you need seven and not three, when you do drive down the field.

"But if we hand the ball off or if we throw a pass on the first play that goes for a touchdown," Weis says, "you’ve got to score touchdowns. That’s the other thing, you can’t just go on long drives and have to punt. You have to score touchdowns because at the end of the day, especially playing at home, they’re a tough bunch to deal with."

The Chiefs offense has been erratic this season so I'm not quite sure what to expect against the 23rd ranked Colts defense. It's not like this is rocket science by saying the Chiefs need touchdowns instead of field goals but I don't see the Colts game being anything like the Cleveland Browns game where three field goals on offense will get it done.