We preview the Chiefs taking on the Miami Dolphins on Christmas Eve for the AFC West.
Eric Fisher and Kevin Pierre-Louis returned to practice in full on Thursday for the
and Justin Houston missed practice with an illness as well. The Chiefs are pretty healthy other than stomach bugs heading into this game, and that will bode well for them. The Dolphins are missing multiple players and
Defensively this games comes down to getting to Jay Cutler early in the game. If Chris Jones and Justin Houston can disrupt the Miami passing game early I think the Chiefs can put this game out of reach early on. The corners need to be playing well but if Cutler isn’t able to step into his throws he will turn the ball over and the Chiefs will take advantage of the short fields. Kansas City should win this game going away but they haven’t played well this season as big favorites.
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Offensively you ride the back of those that got you here. The Chiefs need to get Hunt going early in the game and let him take over. Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill will have room to run as well but the running game should be big for K.C.. Hunt has the ability to run the ball against this front and if he gets going early it will shorten the game significantly. When it comes to how the offense fairs in general the question is how will Alex play. If he shows up and plays even better than average this isn’t a game. If he gets happy feet and shows he can’t hit easy throws it could be a long game. The Chiefs are the better team and they should show it on Christmas Eve.