NFL Picks: Peter King, Adam Schefter Choose Indianapolis Colts Over Kansas City Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs need Matt Cassel and Todd Haley to continue whatever they were doing in the second half against the Minnesota Vikings. The offense found a spark and it was led by Cassel.

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NFL Picks: Peter King, Adam Schefter Choose Indianapolis Colts Over Kansas City Chiefs

A winless team without perhaps the best player in the NFL is somehow the favorite against the Kansas City Chiefs. It’s been that kind of a year. During the pre-season, the Indianapolis Colts were the fearsome foe sitting on the front half of the schedule. Four weeks in, and the Colts are the easiest team the Chiefs will have faced thus far (sorry, Vikings) after the surprising Lions and Bills have both proved tougher than believed. Yet most sportswriters have the Chiefs falling this weekend to the basement-dwelling Colts by a wide margin.

Peter King predicts the Colts will finally earn Curtis Painter a win after another full week of practice, and Adam Schefter is among the many ESPN personalities predicting the same. Even though the Chiefs are 1-3 and showed some life last week, only Ron Jaworksi picks the Chiefs to win on Sunday at Indy among 8 total sportswriters.

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Todd Haley Hopes Jonathan Baldwin Can Play Against Indianapolis Colts

The Chiefs offense turned things around against the Minnesota Vikings to put enough points on the board to win. If they’re going to progress further and turn the tables on a disappointing 2011 season, they’re going to need a catalyst. That’s why first round choice Jonathan Baldwin could be an ideal addition heading into the second quarter of the season.

Thus far, Baldwin has yet to play because of a broken thumb stemming from a locker room fight of some kind that also involved Thomas Jones. Details are hard to find about the event, but suffice to say that Baldwin hasn’t been available since and has been limited in practice as well. But the good news is that he practiced today and head coach Todd Haley says he hopes Baldwin plays on Sunday.

“He’s going to be out there practicing today in what I hope ends up being full with his teammates throughout,” says Haley at today’s press conference, “as opposed to not being in some of the team stuff. He’s excited. I know he’s been really working hard and I’m excited. It’s hard to sit there on the sidelines and not get to do much and this is another kid that really cares and wants to be in there trying to help. So we’ll see as the week progresses where he is. I hope to get him reps in the actual practice, so that would be good.”

The Chiefs play the Colts at 12pm CT on Sunday.

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