In a 33-27 win for the Chiefs over the Dolphins, they looked great on both sides of the ball. Particularly with good performances from the Chiefs’ offense. We all know about the players on the team like Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, whom both had a touchdown and at least 100 total yards on the day. However, there were some other players on the Chiefs’ offense that stood out. Kansas City played a close game against the Miami Dolphins as the defending champions made a return to the Stadium where they won last year’s super bowl.
Good Performances by the Chiefs" offense
Despite the fumble, Hardman had maybe his best performance of the season. While he did not lead the team in receiving yards due to Kelce and Hill going off, he did haul in three receptions for 40 yards, including a 26-yard play.
We have seen Hardman struggle in the past few games, including a few drops and missed route concepts. However, with three targets today, he caught everything thrown his way.
That is not the only way he got things going, however. His presence on special teams was felt, as he returned a punt for 67 yards, helping to raise the score to 31-10.
If Hardman can continue to be a reliable target on this Chiefs offense, it is possible that we can see him take on some more meaningful snaps down the stretch.
The former number one overall pick has had a stable career with Kansas City and has been a vital part of this current iteration of the Chiefs" offense. We saw last season when he went down, this offensive line had problems protecting Patrick Mahomes. In this game, it is safe to say Fisher did his part.
Against the Dolphin"s ferocious defense, Fisher graded out at a 73.6, overall according to Pro Football Focus. They also graded him as 87.7 in pass block, which is the most dynamic part of the Chiefs" offense. Fisher has a season grade of 79.4 in the pass block category, so to see him take that up a notch was a sight for sore eyes.
Another stat that is key from Fisher in this game is quarterback pressures, in which he allowed zero. The offensive line has not been great this year, but Fisher definitely was in this game.
Sammy Watkins, WR: 2 Rec., 52 Yards
Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB: 16 Car. 32 Rush Yards, 5 Rec. 59 Rec Yards.
Even though they didn"t start the game off great, the Chiefs" offense got things going in the second and third quarters, where they scored 14 and 16 points. The Dolphins held Kansas City scoreless in the first quarter, which has not happened often to this team.
At one point in the second quarter, the Chiefs were down by ten points but would end the half with a 14-10 lead. Going into the second half, there must have been fire lit under this Chiefs" offense, as they exploded for 14 more to make the score 28-10. Then with the safety added from the Chiefs defense, the score would be upped to 30-10.
The final score was 33-27, as the Dolphins attempted to make a comeback in what was the Chiefs" 12th win of the season and an AFC West clinching win.
With the noticeable performances from Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, who practically lead this team to a win, this Chiefs offense is still the most dynamic in the league. With an MVP quarterback at the helm in Patrick Mahomes, this team is destined for another Superbowl trip.
Thanks for reading my article on the standouts of the Chiefs" offense from their game versus the Miami Dolphins.
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