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Indianapolis Colts running back Donald Brown (31) races for a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second half of an NFL football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The first playoff matchup of the 2013-14 season will begin on Saturday, a highly anticipated matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts. Both teams have had different paths to reaching the playoffs, but their goal is the same: to defeat the opponent and reach the Super Bowl.

To get a good idea of what type of action will take place on Saturday, it is important to look at the journey each team has had to get to this point, and what type of things to watch for when they match up against each other this weekend.

Here's a look at the matchup:

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