San Diego lined up with seven men on one side of the snapper, and NFL rules state no more than six players can be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper.
The Colts are playing their best football of the season and at just the right time — heading into Saturday's rematch with the Chiefs (11-5), who have lost five of their past seven.
Huge fantasy football participation and NFL merchandise sales surely make football team owners smile. But the year has been filled with a series of good, bad and ugly events.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid is expected to approach this game the same as an exhibition, so most starters are expected to play a series or two and then sit the rest of the game.
As the Seattle Seahawks close out their regular season against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, they are aware of how much of a challenge the game will be.
Kansas City's eight selections are up from six last year. The Chiefs are the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs heading into Sunday's game.
Next year's big game will be viewed by 100 million-plus people in the United States, and depending on whose numbers are crunched, it's already the most-watched annual sporting event around the world.
LeBron James was announced Thursday as The Associated Press' 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award that has been annually awarded since 1931.
It could be up to Chase Daniel and a slew of backups to give Kansas City some momentum headed into the postseason.
Zac Stacy is coming off consecutive 100-yard games and has four overall, including a career-best 134 yards against the Seahawks (12-3) at home in Week 5.
Millions can be made by men who can thrive and survive in what Lions receiver Nate Burleson called "a gladiator sport," by shaking off hits that are so hard brains collide with skulls. And, hundreds of millions of dollars — perhaps billions in the future — can be lost by the league.
There's an entire generation of safeties, cornerbacks and linebackers accustomed to using whatever method necessary to take down a fleet-footed ball carrier, trying to retrain their brains to focus on the midsection.
Manning began the season by becoming the first quarterback since 1969 to throw for seven touchdowns in a game, one of eight games this season in which he's thrown for four or more touchdowns.
Back luck and bad play have wrecked a number of teams the league picked to showcase. Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Brook Lopez are all sitting out, as are Indiana and Portland, who share the NBA's best record.
One thing Chiefs coach Andy Reid does know is that Kansas City would be better off if Jamaal Charles got the ball more than the six times he did in the second half of Sunday's loss to Indianapolis. Or if he didn't seem to stray from giving him touches at the end of close games.
Now that the season is winding down, J.J. Watts, the 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, says he'll look into having plastic surgery to repair the injury. He's considering the procedure mostly at the prodding of his mother.
The Cowboys (8-7) and Eagles (9-6) are playing Sunday night in Dallas' third straight season finale against an NFC East rival with the division title and a playoff berth on the line.
Five former players filed the initial lawsuit against the Chiefs this month, saying the team ignored decades of scientific research indicating repeated head trauma causes permanent brain damage.
Kansas City is assured of the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, which means it will head on the road for a wild-card game in two weeks. That also means the Chiefs are playing a game Sunday at San Diego that is virtually meaningless for them.
If Indianapolis ends up as the No. 4 seed in the playoffs and with the Chiefs assured of the fifth seed, the two teams would meet again at Lucas Oil Stadium.