Blitz Package podcast: How do the Chiefs match up against the Dolphins?


The Kansas City Chiefs will be hosting the Miami Dolphins in their last home regular season game. They also are sending three players to the Pro Bowl.

The Kansas City Chiefs have been on a roll over the last two weeks, demolishing divisional opponents in necessary wins over the Oakland Raiders and L.A. Chargers. However, the Chiefs’ offense has struggled with some games at home this year, including the Steelers and Bills (and even the Trevor Siemian-led Broncos were close). Fortunately the defense has maintained a steady performance at Arrowhead, for the most part, which is why you should expect a great game with a very favorable matchup against quarterback Jay Cutler.

With the defense forcing numerous turnovers over the last two games, it’s not unrealistic to project the same against this struggling Miami offense. Cutler being the gunslinger that he is will give the defense multiple opportunities to take the ball away. The defense has yet to allow an offense to score more than 20 points in Arrowhead all year, and it’s unlikely the Dolphins will break that streak.

The Chiefs only need four interceptions to tie their season total from 2016 and Cutler will more than likely give them one or two. The Dolphins run game has improved over the last three weeks as they’ve adjusted slowly to life after running back Jay Ajayi. Will the Chiefs be able to make it three weeks in a row without allowing a team to gain 100 yards on the ground?

Chiefs safety

Daniel Sorensen signed a contract extension

over the offseason before general manager John Dorsey was let go. While he leads the team in tackles that’s more of a visual of how bad the defense has been for parts of the season. It seems that taking on a bigger role has caused for him to be exposed and fans wondering if he was worth the money.

Sorensen will get $4.8 million next season as it would cost $3 million to cut him. When safety Eric Berry returns next season, will Sorensen’s amount of play be enough to spend that kind of money?