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Super Wild Card Weekend: Dolphins at Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card Round in the NFL playoffs . Join us in the comments section to talk football during the game!

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The Kansas City Chiefs were once 6-1 and looking prime for another homefield advantage type season, but then they lost to the Denver Broncos for the first time since 2015. They would finish the year 5-5 and well out of the running for the number one seed. However, they did beat the Miami Dolphins on that stretch. The NFL seemed to figure Miami out late as they would drop three of their last give games heading into this Wild Card game.

Super Wild Card Weekend

Miami Dolphins (11-6) at Kansas City Chiefs (11-6)
Kickoff: 6:10 PM MT on January 13, 2024
Location: GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri

My Prediction

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Chiefs are a five-point home favorite over the Dolphins today. In my prediction earlier this week, I wrote:

The advantage here between the Chiefs and Dolphins likely has to go towards the home team and the veteran playoff team. The Dolphins offense has been incredible, but where they have struggled is against the better pass defenses with a strong pass rush. The Chiefs have both, so while I’ll be rooting for the Dolphins to take out Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, I think they come up short here in this game.

Prediction: Chiefs 24, Dolphins 20

While I will be rooting for the Dolphins tonight — in spite of that 70-burger game — I do expect the Chiefs to pull out a victory at home in this game.