The Kansas City Chiefs really did not fairly resemble themselves last Sunday night. They won, beating the Denver Broncos 22-16 to relocate to 11-1. They really did not look like themselves. Instead of put up touchdown after goal, they delayed out at a loss area and settled for basket on numerous occasions.
Patrick Mahomes as well as company will certainly have a tougher obstacle in Week 14 in Miami against a solid Dolphins young and also second team obtaining self-confidence under novice quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
The Dolphins also didn’t play up to prospective in their 19-7 gain the Cincinnati Bengals. They came out sloppy versus among the NFL’s worst teams and also trailed at halftime, only to draw in advance in the third quarter. Miami discovered the end area simply when versus Cincinnati, going for four basket. The win improves their record to 8-4 and also aids them equal the Buffalo Bills in the AFC East race. One more sluggish begin in Week 14 could rapidly come to be insurmountable against a prolific team like the Chiefs, and probably will not finish in a win.
” The hard thing today is taking on a Chiefs group where there is no area for error,” claims NFL On CBS press reporter Jay Feely. “You can not toss for 150 yards and beat the Kansas City Chiefs. You need to relocate the ball, you need to score points. When you’re in the red zone, you have to score goals. I would assume, going in, that they’re going to have this attitude of we’re going to go all out on fourth down, we’re not mosting likely to set up for field goals.”
Tua tossed for virtually 300 yards and a goal against the Bengals. Myles Gaskin looked great in his return, piling up 21 brings for 90 lawns. And also Mike Gesicki took 9 catches for 88 lawns and also the Fins’ single goal. Miami’s backfield circumstance continues to be rare. Gaskin is currently resolving a knee issue, which limited him in practice previously in the week. At the same time, running backs Salvon Ahmed, DeAndre Washington and also Matt Breida are all dealing with their own injuries or ailments.
” For Tua, it’s a game where he’s mosting likely to need to place it on his shoulders,” claims Feely. “He’s going to need to perform. I would certainly think he enjoys that facing an individual like Patrick Mahomes and also his initial possibility to check himself against the very best in the NFL.”
The Dolphins mid-tier protection was stout against a Bengals violation playing without Joe Burrow, that experienced a torn ACL and MCL a couple weeks earlier and also is done for the season. Brandon Allen was held to 153 yards on 11-19 passing away, with one TD as well as one interception. Ryan Finley added another 40 lawns on 6-7 passing away, after Allen left in the fourth quarter with an upper body injury. Giovani Bernard was held to simply 30 backyards on 12 brings.
The Dolphins “… did a wonderful task in the offseason of generating skill, generating people like Van Noy and comprehending the scheme they intend to do defensively,” claims Feely. “Then they come out this year, and also Brian Flores has actually done a wonderful task with this group. They remain to improve throughout the season.”
It’s reasonable to expect the Dolphins to consist of the Bengals violation, particularly behind a 2nd and also third-string quarterback. They’re amongst the NFL’s worst. The Chiefs crime, led by Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes, is an entire various monster. The 22 factors they put up against the Broncos was an aberration. The Chiefs ordinary 30.8 factors per video game, second-rate in the NFL. They lead the league in passing, by a lot, balancing 314.4 lawns per game. And also Mahomes went 25-40 for 318 lawns last week. So their problem in Week 13 was less about moving the ball and also even more regarding converting on racking up opportunities. Anticipate coach Andy Reid to function that out.
The passing game still looked unstoppable, also if they couldn’t put it in the long run zone. Travis Kelce had eight functions for 136 lawns as well as caught the goal that provided the lead permanently in the second half. Tyreek Hill caught six even more for 58 yards. Hill’s stat line would have been far better otherwise for a 40-yard goal catch that was called insufficient, yet may have actually been a catch. One more lengthy TD catch was negated by a holding fine.
Groups have actually had some success against the Chiefs defense, especially on the ground. They’re giving up 132.4 lawns per game, which puts them near the bottom of the league. The Broncos’ Melvin Gordon accumulated 131 yards on 16 brings, though, to be fair, fifty percent of that came on one play. A banged-up Phillip Lindsay included 26 more yards on his 14 brings. Drew Lock was held to simply 151 backyards on 15-28 death. The Chiefs generated 2 TD passes to Lock, yet additionally picked him off twice, including a final interception to preserve the win.
The Dolphins will certainly look to get over an underrated Chiefs defense this week, while slowing the NFL’s leading passing crime. Will the Chiefs recover from an uncharacteristic efficiency? Can Brian Flores improve what’s currently been a successful season for Miami?