NFL PREVIEW: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-4)
WEEK 14 // SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HARD ROCK STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY:
LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 14-13
STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 2
LAST GAME: 12/24/17: Dolphins 13 at Chiefs 29
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14: Chiefs 34, Dolphins 15
CHIEFS clinched playoff berth for 6th-consecutive season, tied longest streak in franchise history (1990-95). • QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 25 of 40 passes (62.5 pct.) for 318 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 95.6 rating last week, his 5th consecutive game with 315+ pass yards, tied 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Aims for 8th in row with 95+ rating. Has 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131.7 rating in 3 games vs. AFC East this season. Has 15 TDs (14 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 114.2 rating in 6 road games this season. Leads NFL with 3,815 passing yards. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE (rookie) has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC East. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. RB LE’VEON BELL aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with 100+ scrimmage yards. • WR TYREEK HILL aims for 7th in row with 50+ rec. yards & 5th in row with 6+ catches. Has rec. TD in 5 of past 6. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. Had 6 catches for 109 yards in last meeting. Ties for NFL lead with 13 rec. TDs. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 8 catches for 136 yards & TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with 8+ catches. Leads TEs with 1,114 rec. yards, becoming 1st TE ever with 1,000+ rec. yards in 5 seasons. • S TYRANN MATHIEU had 7 tackles, TFL & season-high 2 INTs last week, his 2nd-career game with 2 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. Had 7 tackles & sack in only career game vs. Mia. (10/25/18 with Hou.). S DANIEL SORENSEN has 5+ tackles in 10 of past 11. Had 2 PD in last meeting. Has INT in 3 of past 4 on road. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS aims for 5th in row with 6+ tackles. DT CHRIS JONES had PD in Week 13. Had PD in last meeting.
QB TUA TAGOVAILOA (rookie) completed 26 of 39 passes (66.7 pct.) for career-high 296 yards & TD vs. INT for 97.8 rating last week, becoming 2nd QB in SB era (JEFF KEMP) with 1+ TD pass & 0 INTs in each of 1st 5 career starts. Has 95+ rating in 3 of his past 4. Has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 96 rating in 3 home starts. Leads rookies with 99.4 rating (min. 100 attempts). • RB MYLES GASKIN had career-high 141 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 51 rec.) last week. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3. Rookie RB LYNN BOWDEN had career-high 52 scrimmage yards (41 rec., 11 rush) & 4 catches in Week 13. RB MATT BREIDA had 117 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 27 rec.) in only career game vs. KC (9/23/18 with SF). • WR DEVANTE PARKER has 6+ catches & 60+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Had 5 catches for 63 yards in last meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 on road. WR JAKEEM GRANT had career high 107 rec. yards in last meeting. TE MIKE GESICKI had 88 rec. yards on career-high 9 catches & had rec. TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Has 537 rec. yards this season & is 1st Mia. TE with 50+ rec. yards in consecutive seasons since CHARLES CLAY (2013-14). • CB XAVIEN HOWARD aims for 5th in row with INT. Has 8 PD in past 4. Leads NFL with career-high 8 INTs this season. CB NIK NEEDHAM aims for 3rd in row with INT. LB KYLE VAN NOY set career highs in sacks (3) & TFL (5) & had 8 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB SHAQ LAWSON had PD & season-high 2 sacks in Week 13. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had 32 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 3 PD & FF in 2019 with KC.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (KC), 137 (Mia) | XM: 381 (KC), 227 (Mia)