They put the clamps on the Chiefs’ high-scoring offense, in what was their best performance under defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, for a 19-13 victory on Sunday.
The Chiefs’ 13 points were the fewest scored in a game quarterback patrick mahomes has started in his career.
Mahomes started out hot, going 12-of-15 for 130 yards in the first quarter, but the Colts’ defense calmed down after that. They sacked Mahomes four times and limited him to 10-of-24 passing for 158 yards over the final three quarters.
It was fitting that defensive end Justin Houston put the Colts in position to seal the game. Houston, who spent the first eight years of his career in Kansas City before the Chiefs decided to part ways with him last offseason, flew off the edge and tackled running back Damien Williams
The Colts held the Chiefs to 324 total yards, which is 150 yards less (474 yards) than their season average entering the game.
Promising trend: Running back Marlon Mack