After two weeks of waiting, Kansas City Chiefs fans will finally get to see 23-year-old QB phenom Patrick Mahomes start a playoff game. Will he be able to break the curse that has kept Kansas City from winning a home playoff game since 1994?

If he wants to do that, he will need to get past the Chiefs’ playoff nemesis, the Indianapolis Colts. The Chiefs and Colts have met four times in the playoffs since 1995, and the Colts won every time. In one game, the Chiefs lost by three in a game where their kicker missed three field goals; in another, neither team’s defense forced a single punt.

The last time the two teams met in January, the Chiefs raced out to a 38-10 lead before allowing Colts QB Andrew Luck to pull off one of the great comebacks in playoff history.

Despite all of that, the Chiefs are favored to win by most thanks to their offense, which scored the third-most points in NFL history in 2018. Mahomes threw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns, staking his claim as the MVP favorite.

The Colts will try to use their talented offensive line to grind out long drives and keep Mahomes off the field. Though they only scored 21 last week in Houston, they had a decided advantage in the trenches against the likes of J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Running back Marlon Mack had his best game as a pro, rushing for 148 yards at 6.2 yards per carry.

If Kansas City’s defense wants to play well against a quality opponent for the first time this season, it will need to do so without one of its stars. Safety Eric Berry will not play on Saturday, per NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Patrick Mahomes #15 of the Kansas City Chiefs flexes his muscle with teammates Tyreek Hill #10 and Cameron Erving #75 after scoring a rushing touchdown during the first quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium on October 7, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Peter Aiken/Getty Images

Colts vs. Chiefs Divisional Playoff Info:

Time: 4:35 p.m. ET, Saturday, Jan. 12

TV Network: NBC

Livestream: NBC Sports

Betting Odds: Chiefs -5.0 ( Bovada )

Colts vs. Chiefs Expert Picks:

Alex Perry, International Business Times - Chiefs

Bobby Ilich, International Business Times - Chiefs

Mike Golic, ESPN - Chiefs

Mina Kimes, ESPN - Chiefs

Louis Riddick, ESPN - Chiefs

Benjamin Hoffman, New York Times - Chiefs

Blair Kerkhoff, Kansas City Star - Chiefs

Jared Dubin, CBS Sports - Chiefs

Kirstie Chiappelli, Sporting News - Chiefs

Mike Florio, ProFootballTalk - Chiefs