INDIANAPOLIS – In the end, the Colts could get no help from their foes.
Both the Patriots and the Bengals won their games on Sunday, meaning that the Colts will be the 4th seed in the 2013 AFC Playoffs and will face the Kansas City Chiefs at home next weekend in the Wild Card round.
The teams will match-up at 4:35 p.m. on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Indianapolis defeated the Jaguars 30-10 at Lucas Oil Stadium earlier Sunday afternoon to finish 11-5, which gave them a chance to move as far up as the second seed with losses by New England and Cincinnati.
First it was the Bengals who spoiled the Colts’ chance for a bye as they scored 17 unanswered fourth quarter points to beat the Ravens 34-17 in Cincinnati. The Patriots sealed the Colts place as the fourth seed later in the afternoon in Foxborough when they beat the Bills 34-20.
Since the Colts won the AFC South title they will host the game with the Chiefs, whom they beat 23-7 a week ago in Kansas City. Chuck Pagano’s team will be going for the franchises first playoff victory since the 2009 AFC Championship Game triumph over the Jets.
New York returned the favor in the Wild Card round in 2010 by beating the Colts on a last-second field goal in Indianapolis. After a year out of the postseason, the Colts returned as the Wild Card in 2012 but lost their playoff opener to the eventual Super Bowl Champion Ravens.