After the Indianapolis Colts beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Todd Haley said that he was happy with how physical the game was.
"I wanna take my hat off to our guys who in my mind really played their hearts out today, and played physical, which we knew was one of the keys to the game coming into this thing, playing physical in all three areas."
Also after the game, Matt Cassel said the game plan going in was to run the ball and be physical.
It seems that in the first half the Chiefs were able to do that. Cassel attempted 10 passes in the first half and Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 14 carries.
In the second half, Cassel passed the ball nearly twice as many times. Considering the way the Chiefs have been passing the ball this season, we don't usually consider a good thing when they drop back.
The Chiefs seemed to keep to their goal of running the football in the first half. In the second half, things seemed to change. It's almost as if the Colts make the opposing team want to pass more to keep up with them, even if it was a one-score game until 4:02 left in the game.