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Led by Mahomes, the Chiefs Squeaked by the Dolphins by a Tantalizing 33-27 Win

Riding a 448 yards total offensive output, the Kansas City Chiefs squeaked by the Miami Dolphins in a tantalizing victory of 33-27, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Contributing to this victory, Patrick Mahomes threw the football for 393 yards, and two touchdowns. The Chiefs also had a rushing game that produced 94 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Mahomes finished the game with two touchdowns, completing 24 of 34 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 393 yards and three interceptions, and a passer rating of 91.90.

Le’Veon Bell and Clyde Edwards-Helaire led the rushing game for the Chiefs. Bell rushed for 21 yards from carrying the football two times. Bell was helped by Edwards-Helaire who carried the football 16 times for a total of 32 yards. In the passing game, Mahomes was most successful throwing the ball to Sammy Watkins and Tyreek Hill. Watkins caught two passes for a total of 52 yards, while Hill contributed with 79 yards from three passes.

With one forced fumble, four tackles for loss and four sacks , the Chiefs got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

On the losing side of the game, Tua Tagovailoa of the Dolphins ended the day with two touchdowns, along with 316 yards, one interception, and a 83.30 passer rating.

The rushing game for the Dolphins was led by DeAndre Washington and Patrick Laird. For the game, Washington rushed for 35 yards from carrying the football 13 times. Meanwhile Laird carried the ball 4 times for a total of 19 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Dolphins included Mack Hollins and Jakeem Grant. Hollins caught five passes for a total of 66 yards, while Grant contributed with 32 yards from three passes.

For the game, the Dolphins defensive effort yielded one forced fumble, two tackles for loss and three sacks. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After this game, the Chiefs improved to a record of 12-1, while the Dolphins dropped to a 8-5 record.