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KANSAS CITY Khari Willis Jersey , Mo. — Given the postseason history involving Indianapolis and Kansas City over the years, Andrew Luck and the Colts have every reason to feel confident heading to Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday.The Chiefs have every reason to believe they’re due.Four times the teams have met in the playoffs, twice in the wild-card round and twice with a spot in the AFC title game on the line. Each time the Colts emerged victorious. All but one were down-to-the-wire nail-biters, one a record-setting shootout and another a defensive slugfest, and each left Colts fans feeling euphoric and Chiefs fans feeling cursed.Asked whether he understood the magnitude of the next installment in the one-sided series, Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller replied quite simply: “Oh, yeah.”“Especially what they’ve been going through over the years and things like that,” he said. “We definitely see how fans feel, what they’re expecting and stuff like that.”There was the 1996 wild-card matchup in which Chiefs kicker Lin Elliott missed three field goals and the Colts won 10-7. The divisional showdown in 2003, when the Colts won 38-31 in a game featuring no punts. The 23-8 whitewashing three years later and, most recently, the 45-44 shootout in which Luck led the Colts from a 38-10 second-half hole to beat Andy Reid’s first Chiefs team in 2013.There are still more than a dozen players around who were involved in that game five years ago, yet each acknowledged this week that history has no bearing on what will transpire Saturday .“Obviously, they are a great team,” said Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, who has played in the past two playoff games against Kansas City. “They’ve won a lot of games. They’ve got a very explosive offense. They’ve got probably the best returner in the National Football League with (Tyreek) Hill.“We are going to have to play our best game,” Vinatieri said, “to try to keep up with them.”The Chiefs happen to believe the same thing.Yes, they earned the No. 1 seed with their third consecutive AFC West title, and have arguably the game’s best young quarterback in Patrick Mahomes. Hill joins Travis Kelce, a healthy Sammy Watkins and running backs Spencer Ware and Damien Williams in giving him plenty of weapons https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Le_Raven-Clark-Jersey , while a defense that’s been statistically poor also has more sacks than any other team.Yet the Colts, the sixth and last seed in the playoffs, may be the hottest team playing. They rebounded from a 1-5 start to win nine of their last 10 games to reach the postseason, then dominated the Houston Texans last week with a bludgeoning ground game and stingy defense .“The way this locker room has prepared,” Luck said, “it’s all about just getting better, getting better. … It takes no heroes. You don’t need a hero, whether it’s a playoff game or a regular-season game. It’s just everybody doing their jobs that get things done.”Of course, having a little playoff karma never hurts. The Colts certainly have that when it comes to Kansas City, while the Chiefs believe they long ago hit their quota of misfortune.“All of us feel like we are here now and focused on the present day,” Mahomes said, “and we feel like we have a different team, and that we can go out there and win a big football game.”SPEAKING OF MAHOMESColts coach Frank Reich played 13 seasons in the NFL and has spent most of the past decade working with quarterbacks. And he had high praise for Mahomes, who shattered just about every Chiefs passing record this season.“I’ve heard people use the term ‘generational arm talent.’ I think that’s really true,” he said. “As a former quarterback, I don’t say that about too many people. I don’t throw that term out real easily. I think he’s a legit generational arm talent.”MACK TRUCKColts running back Marlon Mack ran for a franchise-playoff-record 148 yards in their 21-7 win over the Texans. Now he gets to face a Chiefs rush defense that was last in the NFL in just about every statistical category. “I think that’s an indication of how our entire offense played,” Luck said. “It’s a combination of Marlon and the offensive line.”FAMILIAR FACESMuch of the credit for the Colts’ turnaround belongs to general manager Chris Ballard, who worked in Kansas City’s front office before taking over in Indianapolis. It was Ballard who orchestrated two solid drafts and rebuilt the Indy defense. “I’m not surprised,” Reid said. “He’s got the energy to go get it. The energy and the eye to see it and go get it. That’s important.”WHAT A RUSHChiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones had 15 1/2 sacks this season, while linebacker Dee Ford has 13 sacks and seven forced fumbles. But one of the most productive rush tandems in the NFL should have its hands full with an offensive line that allowed sacks on a league-low 2.7 percent of pass plays. “We’re ready for the challenge,” Ford said.HEALTH CHECKColts wide receiver Ryan Grant (toe) has been ruled out T.Y. Hilton Jersey , while defensive lineman Tyquan Lewis is doubtful with a knee injury. The big question for the Chiefs is strong safety Eric Berry, who practiced only once this week with a recurrence of the heel injury that sidelined him much of the season. He was listed as questionable on the final injury report.100<button class="view-gallery">View Gallery</button> Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 鈥?This season’s first AFC South rematch looks like a mismatch.The surging Indianapolis Colts have averaged a little more than 33 points over their last eight games while the reeling Jacksonville Jaguars have topped 21 points once in the last two months. The Colts (6-5) have won five straight since a less-than-ideal start. The Jaguars (3-8) have dropped seven in a row since thumping the New York Jets to end the season’s opening quarter.“Definitely dumbfounded,” Jacksonville defensive tackle Malik Jackson said. “If you would have told me in April we’d be 3-8, I’d say you’re lying. I don’t know what’s going on. … I don’t know what to say, what to change. We work hard. Guys have bought into the scheme. The locker room is still together.“Nobody’s waving (goodbye), nobody’s searching for flights to get out of here at the end of the season. Guys are locked in. To go out there and keep losing, it’s unexplainable. I don’t even know what to say to you.”The teams played three weeks ago, with the Colts聽winning 29-26 thanks partly to Jacksonville receiver Rashad Greene‘s fumble in field-goal range with 1:30 remaining.Jacksonville won’t look the same in the second meeting.Coach Doug Marrone聽fired offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and聽benched quarterback Blake Bortles聽this week, making two major changes in hopes of jump-starting one of the league’s worst passing attacks. He promoted quarterbacks coach and former CFL head coach Scott Milanovich to play-caller along with backup quarterback Cody Kessler. Kessler, who went 0-8 with Cleveland in 2016, will make his first start in two years.Those tweaks could provide a spark for Jacksonville and might be a challenge for the Colts.“I have been in the situation before on the other side where we have had a quarterback change, whether it be by injury or you are just changing,” Colts coach Frank Reich said. “In my experiences, it’s not quite as big of a deal as everybody thinks.“It’s usually not as big a systematic change as people might think. You nuance a couple things, you shift a couple things, but mostly you are running your system. So he will be ready. He’s been running their system, right? He’s been running their system, been in it, so we will just prepare against what we have been seeing on tape.”Indy won’t have to prepare for Jacksonville’s best offensive player. Running back Leonard Fournette was聽suspended one game without pay聽for leaving the sideline, running across the field and聽instigating a fight at Buffalo聽last week. The penalty will cost Fournette about $100 Darius Leonard Color Rush Jersey ,000.Former Browns running back Carlos Hyde is expected to start in place of Fournette.Jacksonville also will be without left guard Andrew Norwell (ankle), who became the third offensive line starter and fifth lineman to land on injured reserve.“We’ve had some injuries,” center Tyler Shatley said. “You hate to see that.”The Colts know the feeling, having played all of last season without quarterback Andrew Luck and losing by a combined score of 57-10 in two games against Jacksonville in 2017.Now, Indy is going for its first six-game winning streak since 2009, and Luck has聽three or more touchdown passes聽in eight consecutive games.“You work together and you should be getting a little better every day,” Luck said. “It’s great to see it show up on the field, but we know as the season goes on, the challenge gets a little bigger and the climb gets a little tougher.”TIGHT SPOTNo team has been more proficient finding tight ends this season than the Colts.Eric Ebron already has 11 touchdown catches, matching his total from the previous four seasons combined, and he’s tied for the league lead with Antonio Brown and Tyreek Hill. In fact, Andrew Luck has thrown 18 of his 32 TD passes to tight ends 鈥?more than twice as many as any other team.PENALTY PROBLEMSThe Jaguars are hoping to play a little cleaner. They lead the NFL with 22 personal fouls, and Marrone has聽grown tired of all the flags for undisciplined behavior.“The way the team plays is a reflection on me,” Marrone said. “I understand that. I’ve always taken a lot of pride in having a well-disciplined, smart football team and obviously, I’m not getting that done.”HOLDING THE LINEThe biggest turnaround for Indy has come on the offensive line. The Colts have given up just 11 sacks all season, matching New Orleans for the league low heading into Week 13, and have allowed just one over the last six weeks.100View Gallery Gallery:View from the sidelines: NFL cheerleaders 2018Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports | Raj Mehta

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