Many will be tempted to pick Indianapolis after their close Monday Night loss in Tampa (it's not Tampa Bay because the teams would be swimming in the water), but don't be one of them. In a contest that's sure to be heavy on field goals, it's fitting that the Colts are favored by three.
It'd be easy for the Colts to quit, but it doesn't appear that the veterans are willing to wait for Peyton Manning (or Andrew Luck) next season. With that said, Kansas City does have momentum with a win against a terrible Minnesota team that also has bad quarterback play.
Todd Haley is easy to make fun of, but he gets his football team to do the basics well. In a game that involves two terrible teams, make an exception to take the fundamentals rather than the home squad in this particular case.
Tamba Hali has been getting great pressure on quarterbacks to the tune of four fumbles. While the combination of Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis is more devastating, Haley will get Dexter McCluster to run the ball in between the tackles for just one game in his life because Indianapolis' middle is soft.
Hali is rooting for Kerry Collins to start because of his slow wind-up delivery while Brandon Flowers would have fun with Curtis Painter's off the mark throws.
Expect less screaming between Haley and Matt Cassel, even if it's only for one game. The Chiefs win a stinker with a late-game field goal in a contest that's heavy on the kicking game.
Reggie Wayne may want to be standing on the sideline with Manning during the game rather than play with Kerry Collins or Curtis Painter.