Yesterday's 45-44 Indianapolis Colts wild card victory over the Kansas City Chiefs has already been labeled an instant classic. While the game is freshly minted as being a great, it should be properly labeled as the concussion bowl.
Both teams lost key players to head injuries, with the Chiefs' Jamaal Charles and the Colts' LaRon Landry being the two biggest names to suffer the affliction.
Via RotoWorld, the safety suffered the injury after taking a knee to the helmet in the fourth quarter, and now must be go through the NFL's five-step concussion protocol if he is to be cleared for next week's divisional round playoff (opponent is currently unknown).
Landry missed a few key tackles yesterday -- primarily on a 63-yard reception by the Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe -- and has been largely undependable this season as he has yet to be at full health.
Landry has Pro Bowl clout, and must return to form if the Colts are to beat the stronger AFC teams as we dive deeper into playoff matchups.