INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts will host Kansas City in the Wild Card Playoffs on Saturday, January 4 at 4:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium.
The AFC South champion Colts, 11-5, are the AFC's fourth seed, while Kansas City, 11-5, is the fifth seed.
Indianapolis ran its record to 11-5 with a 30-10 home win over Jacksonville. Kansas City fell in overtime at San Diego, 27-24.
This is the second time in three weeks the teams have played. Indianapolis took a 23-7 victory over the Chiefs in Arrowhead Stadium on December 22.
Spotting Kansas City a 7-0 lead 3:55 into the game, Indianapolis played shutout ball defensively the rest of the way in earning the win.
Indianapolis rushed for 135 yards, while Andrew Luck was 26-of-37 passing for 241 yards and a touchdown, hitting nine different receivers.
Donald Brown had a 33-yard scoring reception and a 51-yard touchdown run to highlight the offense, while Indianapolis had five sacks and four takeaways. Indianapolis controlled the ball for 38:20 of the contest, keeping possession at least nine minutes in each quarter.
This is the fourth time the Colts and Chiefs have engaged in a playoff battle. Indianapolis took a 10-7 divisional win at Kansas City on January 7, 1996, when the Chiefs were the AFC's top-seeded team.
The Colts earned a 38-31 victory at Kansas City in an offensive shootout in the divisional round on January 11, 2004.
The latest post-season affair was a 23-8 Colts win as hosts in the Wild Card Playoffs on January 6, 2007. It was the first game of a four-game Indianapolis run in capturing a fourth world championship.
The Colts won their eighth AFC South title in 2013, producing an 18th winning year in 30 seasons in Indianapolis. It was the 10th division title in that stretch, and this is the 16th playoff berth in the Indianapolis era, the 13th season with a double-digit victory total.
Denver and New England earned the top two AFC seeds and will host divisional contests. Cincinnati is the third seed. San Diego is the sixth seed.
The lowest-seeded Wild Card winner advances to Denver, while the other visits New England. The highest-seeded team after the divisional round hosts the AFC Championship game on January 19. Super Bowl XLVIII is in MetLife Stadium on February 2.
COLTS 2014 OPPONENTS SET – Home: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Baltimore, Washington, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, New England. Away: Houston, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Dallas, Denver.