Colts' Mathis: We're scraping the bottom of the barrel

In a matchup of two struggling football teams, the Indianpolis Colts it was not only came up on the short end of things, it was how they did it in losing 28-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Colts led 17-0, then allowed the Chiefs to storm back to take the victory, and dropping the Colts to 0-5 on the year. And given that fellow 0-fers St. Louis and Miami had the week off, it gives Indianapolis the worst record in the NFL for now.

Defensive end Robert Mathis was particularly vocal and didn't mind grumbling about the Colts' latest crumbling.

"Complete collapse," Mathis told the Indianapolis Star. "No excuse, no excuse given. We've got to do better. It was a complete collapse, bottom line. We're scraping the bottom of the barrel."

Sunday's game against the Chiefs, who won for the second time in a row after an 0-3 start, figured to be one of the Peyton Manning-less Colts best chances to win, but it didn't happen because of a defensive collapse, leaving Indy to wonder just how far this team will fall without its star quarterback.

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