7 things the KC Chiefs must do to beat the Miami Dolphins

Heading into the Week 9 showdown against the Miami Dolphins, what must the KC Chiefs do in order to bounce back and improve to 7-2?
Oct 15, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with
Oct 15, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) runs with / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Don't allow Tyreek Hill to be Tyreek Hill and limit Jaylen Waddle

The Kansas City Chiefs know as well as anybody how dangerous Tyreek Hill can be. He leads the NFL in receiving yards (and is on pace for 2,100 yards) and also has the most 40+ yards receptions at seven. In my opinion, Hill is the most dangerous weapon in football today.

Hill cannot run wild in this game if the Chiefs aim to limit the Miami offense. That's obviously going to be a difficult task as he's recorded at least 85 yards in six of eight games this season and at least one touchdown in seven of eight games. Realistically speaking, he's not going to be completely shut down, but he can be contained. If they can hold him to under 80 total yards, that would be in a win for the defense.

On the other side of Hill is fellow speedster Jaylen Waddle. Although Waddle clearly isn't the caliber of player as his teammate, he's still a weapon capable of being a game-wrecker. Waddle is explosive, recording seven 100+ yards receiving games in the past 1.5 seasons, including 121 yards last week against New England. Even though Waddle isn't as dangerous as Hill, he's fully capable of scoring from anywhere on the field and the Chiefs' defense needs to be careful.

The Miami Dolphins are the best passing offense in the NFL and it's going to be difficult to stop. Hill is a big reason why. One positive sign is that the Kansas City defense did an excellent job shutting down Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson in Week 5 before he left with an injury. Before exiting, Jefferson recorded just three catches and 28 yards in 32 receiving snaps. That's 0.88 yards per route run, the first time he was below 2.8 yards per route run in a game all season. If the Chiefs can manage something similar with Hill, the odds of them winning this week are very, very good.