The best and worst of the NFL's wild card weekend

Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 2:37 p.m. MST

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was on fire. Every pass he made was on the mark. He was playing with a flawlessness that most quarterbacks only dream about.

With 13:39 left in the third quarter, Smith threw his fourth touchdown of the night, extending the Chiefs to a 38-10 lead over the Indianapolis Colts. It seemed that the game was over, and the Chiefs would advance to the second round of the playoffs.

In fact, according to ESPN, the Colts had only a 0.9 percent chance of winning the game with Smith's fourth touchdown pass.

But then everything fell apart for Kansas City, as it allowed Indianapolis to go on a 35-6 run and win the game 45-44. The comeback is the second largest in NFL playoff history.

In addition to the disappointing loss, the Chiefs suffered losses to Jamaal Charles, Knile Davis, Donnie Avery, Justin Houston and Brandon Flowers. With the injuries adding up, it was just too much to overcome for the Chiefs.
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