Sunday, December 13, 2020, Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida, 1 p.m. ET
Kansas City Chiefs at Miami Dolphins Betting Preview: Chiefs (-7/-113), Dolphins (+7/-108)
Kansas City Chiefs
Patrick Mahomes threw for at least 315 yards in his fifth straight game last Sunday when he eclipsed that total by three and added a touchdown to lead the Chiefs (11-1) to a 22-16 victory over Denver. Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 3,815 passing yards, was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIV during his last trip to Hard Rock Stadium in February.
Travis Kelce, who found the end zone in the Super Bowl, boosted his NFL-best totals among tight ends in catches (82) and receiving yards (1,114) after reeling in eight passes for 136 yards and a touchdown versus the Broncos. Dynamic wideout Tyreek Hill likely would have added to his NFL high-tying 13 receiving touchdowns on Sunday had Kansas City challenged a play in which he actually came down with the ball on an unusual sequence.
Rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who leads the team in carries (151), rushing yards (692) and rushing touchdowns (four), was a full participant in practice on Wednesday after failing to play a snap versus the Broncos. The addition of Edwards-Helaire (illness) provides some semblance of balance for the high-octane Chiefs, who average an NFL-best 427.6 yards per game and rank second in scoring offense at 30.8 points per contest.
Rookie Tua Tagovailoa passed for a personal-best 296 yards with one touchdown to lead the Dolphins (8-4) to their seventh win in eight outings, a 19-7 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday. The fifth overall pick of the 2020 NFL Draft has yet to throw an interception during his five starts this season.
Tight end Mike Gesicki reeled in a touchdown pass for the second straight week on Sunday to highlight his career-high nine-catch performance versus the Bengals. Speaking of career-high efforts, running back Myles Gaskin recorded 141 scrimmage yards (90 rushing, 51 receiving) in his return from injured reserve.
Linebacker Kyle Van Noy also had a career-best performance with three sacks and five tackles for loss en route to earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Cornerback Xavien Howard has secured an interception in four straight games to boost his league-leading total to eight.
Chiefs at Dolphins Betting Pick for Week 14
The Chiefs enjoyed their last trip to Hard Rock Stadium in February, with their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV giving them a championship 50 years in the making. The stakes aren’t as high on Sunday, but Kansas City can clinch the AFC West title for the fifth consecutive season with a win or tie on Sunday or a loss or tie by the Las Vegas Raiders.
There’s little to suggest that the Chiefs won’t extend their winning streak to eight games on Sunday.
Chiefs at Dolphins Betting Pick:
Chiefs 31, Dolphins 20
Chiefs at Dolphins Best Bet for Week 14
The Dolphins’ defense has been downright stingy of late, however games against the winless New York Jets and Joe Burrow-less Bengals could provide a false sense of security. Mahomes and Co. will test the mettle of Miami’s opportunistic defense on Sunday.
Chiefs at Dolphins Best Bet: OVER 49.5 total points (-109)