Colts vs. Chiefs: Weather update
Normally the weather isn’t a huge factor in the regular season. But now with it being the playoffs in mid-January, weather will be a significant factor on Saturday.
The Colts are playing a tough game on Saturday. Besides playing the number one seed in the AFC in one of the best home field advantages in the league, they have to deal with the elements too. Those elements might not be too kind to either team.
As of right now, it looks like there is a good chance that it snows during the duration of the game. The snow will accumulate, as the Kansas City area is supposed to get 3-5 inches by Sunday evening. The game starts at 4:35 on Saturday, so that will be right around when it starts snowing.
If it does snow for a majority of the game, the advantage goes to the Colts. They have the better running game between the two teams and can control the ball better. The Chiefs defense has issues stopping the run anyway, and doing so in hazardous weather won’t be any easier.
Marlon Mack should see a large amount of carries Saturday evening. He will be in charge of navigating the cold, snowy conditions. If he can, expect the Colts to win this game. This type of weather isn’t conducive for throwing the ball to make a comeback.
The Chiefs are well aware of this too, and will be working to run the ball better all week in practice. If they can run the ball on this stout Colts defense, they suddenly have a big advantage. It will be interesting to see how the forecast shakes out as game time approaches.