The Chiefs traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to take on the Miami Dolphins this past weekend. There was no doubt that this was a matchup of two of the best teams in the AFC. The Chiefs, however, we reeling coming off a loss to the lowly Denver Broncos, the same team that Miami blew out 70-23. This game would establish the new king in the AFC for certain.
KC was able to jump out to a big early lead and ride it all the way home to a 21-14 victory. Their usual stars like Travis Kelce didn’t see the ball much. Instead it was a ground-and-pound sort of afternoon. It was a war of attrition and the ball was being punted back and forth.
As it turns out, Miami wasn’t the team everyone thought they were. They have been very good this season when it comes to beating up on bad teams. They now have three losses and all three are against teams with winning records.
Kansas City vs Miami Re-Cap
In Kansas City’s 21-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at Deutsche Bank Park, the Chiefs safety recovered a fumble for 59 yards, which resulted in a crucial touchdown.
Mahomes remarked, “He was rolling down the field with those knees up.” “Excellent play that was clearly very important in the game.”
In the first-ever regular season game in Frankfurt, Germany, Mahomes threw two touchdown passes, and the Chiefs (7-2) did just enough to limit the NFL’s top-ranked offense, but the defending Super Bowl winners almost let a big lead slip away.
With 1:03 remaining, Miami’s attempt to rally was dashed when quarterback Tua Tagovailoa mishandled a snap on a fourth-and-10 from the Kansas City 31.
Tagovailoa declared, “I’m going to blame myself—I have to catch the ball.” “We can’t let the game end like that against a really good team when we have a chance like that.”
Mahomes gave Rashee Rice and Jerick McKinnon touchdown throws in the first half, forcing Miami (6-3) to repeatedly find itself in third-and-long situations. In addition, the Dolphins’ season record against winning opponents dropped to 0-3 as well.
In his first game in Europe, Mahomes completed 20 of 30 passes for a season-low 185 yards, but the Chiefs offense faltered in the second half. With just three receptions for 14 yards, tight end Travis Kelce became the all-time receiving yardage leader for the team.
“Obviously, we were hurt by penalties and my inability to connect with guys down the field, but fortunately, our defense was playing fantastically and we managed to win,” Mahomes said.
Just before halftime, three Chiefs players combined to put Kansas City up 21-0 on one of the best defensive plays of the season thus far.
Tyreek Hill, a former teammate, was the victim of it.
Cornerback Trent McDuffie stripped the ball from All-Pro receiver Josh Hill after stuffing him on a short pass in the flat with the Dolphins down late in the first half. After Hill attempted to tackle Mike Edwards, who had picked it up, Edwards lateraled to Cook, who returned it for the score.
Cook noted that his most recent touchdown came in 2018 while he was a collegiate player for Howard.
Hill finished with eight catches for 62 yards, which was a team high.