With two strip fumbles and a recovery Peters stopped two likely scoring drives with his outstanding ability to take the ball away. Yes, Peters should be on the Pro bowl squad of course. He isn’t but might be added with an injury or someone who can’t play.
The Chiefs won their 1st back-to-back division titles in KC history.
Head coach Andy Reid takes his Chiefs to the fourth playoff trip in four years, missing only once. They talk will soon begin as to if he is our second best all-time coach behind Hank Stram, passing Marty for the two spot soon. Reid could be THE MAN with a Super Bowl win of course. Or maybe we just get there.
The Chiefs beat an average Miami Dolphins team 29-16 today behind an offensive line giving Alex Smith time to throw. Kareem Hunt got a few short yard pick ups and a couple good runs, for just under 100 yards rushing, Travis Kelce had a rare red zone 3rd down TD catch and of course the insane great play of All Pro, superstar, Tyreek Hill with one TD and a couple other athletic catches for over 100 yards.
They made Dolphin’s QB Jay Cutler look great save his fumbles from snap.
Lots of missed tackles and no pass rush as well as poor coverage at times. Not a great effort, but we won. That kind of play in the post season will make sure we don’t advance.
Smith played well overall with a plus 300 yard passing game and a 4,000 yard passing season, his first ever and 5th all time for KC.
This was only the second time in NFL history a team had a 4,000 yard quarterback, and 1,000 yard rusher, receiver and tight end. The only other time was in 1981 with the San Diego Chargers.
There were issues on offense; the usual we couldn’t score much in the red zone. Hunt had one TD near the goal line on a rush but otherwise not effective on short yardage in the red zone. We had a couple drops from Kelce and one TD drop from Albert Wilson.
Two remaining questions:
Will rookie QB Pat Mahomes play New Year’s Eve against Denver now that the game has no meaning to KC other than practice for playoffs. And who will KC face at Arrowhead in a couple weeks in the first round of the playoffs.
Oh and one more thing, how far can KC go in the playoffs?
I give the Chiefs lots of credit for coming back and winning the division when they were so awful for almost two months and looked dead. Now they look pretty good. How far can they go? I have no idea,. I hope all the way!