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Number of punts in last season's AFC divisional playoff game between the Colts and Chiefs, the first time in playoff history that has happened


Consecutive weeks without consecutive losses for Indianapolis, the league's longest such streak Kansas City shredded Atlanta's defense, which came into the game leading the league against the run, for eight rushing touchdowns last week. Now the Chiefs take on an Indianapolis run defense that ranks sixth in the league (97.8 yards per game) and has allowed just two rushing touchdowns this season.

When the teams met in last year's playoffs, Chiefs running back Priest Holmes rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns, but the Colts took advantage of Kansas City's numerous missed opportunities (five dropped passes, a pass-interference call against tight end Tony Gonzalez in the end zone and a crucial fumble by Holmes at the end of a 48-yard run, among them) and won, 38-31.

The game could be decided on third down: The Chiefs are fourth in the league on third-down conversions (45.5 percent) while the Colts' defense ranks next-to-last in stopping third-down conversions, allowing opponents to convert 48.1 percent of the time.