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Dolphins vs Chiefs live stream: How to watch NFL Wild Card Weekend online today, start time and odds. The Miami Dolphins, led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, meet the Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in an NFL wild-card game on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.
Tonight's Dolphins vs Chiefs live stream puts two of the league’s best quarterbacks under the primetime lights as Tua Tagovailoa leads Miami into Arrowhead Stadium to take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
For the Chiefs, they’ll be looking to prove that their regular season struggles are a thing of the past, while Miami will try to notch their first playoff win of the Tua Era in this NFL live stream.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL Wild Card Playoffs
Who: Dolphins vs. Chiefs
When: Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024
Where: Arrowhead Stadium
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Although a Week 18 loss to the Bills put the Dolphins in the playoffs as a Wild Card team, Miami certainly took a step forward in their second year under head coach Mike McDaniel. They went from a (9-8) team a season ago to an (11-6) team this year and their offensive production increased by more than a touchdown per game.
Individually, Tua Tagovailoa has also progressed, leading the league with 4,624 passing yards while his 101.1 passer rating ranked fourth and his 29 passing touchdowns were the fifth most in the NFL. Despite the step forward, Dolphins fans everywhere just need to see one thing — a postseason win.
That will be a tall order against the (11-6) Chiefs. Sure, they haven’t looked like the same Chiefs that made it to three Super Bowls in the last four years — winning two. But that was then, this is now.
The Chiefs’ offensive numbers have been down throughout the year. Most notably, they've scored eight fewer points per game this season while also averaging 62 fewer yards of total offense. However, despite the numbers, they found a way to record the second-best record in the AFC.
This will be the second meeting between these two franchises this season, but it will be the first one on American soil. The Chiefs beat the Dolphins, 21-14 in Germany in Week 9. That was the first game Miami wideout Tyreek Hill played against his former club since they traded him away before last season. Hill averaged his lowest yards per catch of the year with just 7.8 yards per reception in the loss.
Coach Andy Reid was asked what impact a frigid forecast might have for Saturday night’s wild-card playoff game between the Chiefs and Dolphins, and whether Kansas City would try to acclimatize by practicing outside this week.
Reid looked out a nearby window Tuesday and saw the 6 inches of snow that had blanketed the ground.
The weather doesn’t figure to be much better Wednesday, or the rest of the week for that matter. There is more snow coming late in the week, and then comes the bitter cold: The high temperature Saturday could struggle to reach double digits, and by the time the game is kicked off long after darkness sets in, the wind chill is expected to be well below zero.
Could that be an advantage for the Chiefs, who have played in similarly cold conditions plenty of times over the years, given that the Dolphins will spend the week practicing in 70-degree temps in South Florida?
They have lost 10 straight when the temperature is 40 degrees or colder, and by an average of 17 points. And the forecast for their playoff game against Kansas City calls for temps to be 40 degrees below that point, with wind whipping from every angle through Arrowhead Stadium and accumulated snowfall certain to make it feel that much colder.
A lot of people don’t want to get hit, or hit in cold weather. It hurts a little more, admitted Dolphins linebacker David Long, who grew up in the cold weather in Cincinnati. And that’s when you see what types of players you have on your team. How much do you love it? How much do you want to get to that certain point as a team?
Long may be accustomed to the snow and cold. Same with Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who played his first six seasons in Kansas City, and will be returning to Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since he was traded away two years ago.
That may not be the case for Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who grew up in Hawaii and played college ball at Alabama.
Not particularly well, though. The Dolphins’ cold weather losing streak began with a loss to Pittsburgh in 2017, when it was a balmy 17 degrees at kickoff. It continued through games in Buffalo, Cleveland, Green Bay and, yes, Kansas City, where the Chiefs beat the Dolphins 29-13 on Christmas Eve in 2017 when it was a mere 23 degrees at the start of the game.
They’ve lost just once in their past 10 home games in which the temperature was 40 degrees or colder, and that includes a 4-0 mark in playoff games. And while quarterback Patrick Mahomes mostly grew up in Texas, and never played in a truly cold game until he got to Kansas City, the reigning league MVP has grown rather fond of them.
I’d rather be playing a football game, he said with a smile, than chasing my kid around the backyard.
The coldest Chiefs game on record was on Jan. 7, 1996, when it was 11 degrees for the start against the Colts. But the second-coldest game was just four years ago, when Mahomes threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns without an interception as the Chiefs rolled to a 35-24 victory over Tennessee in the AFC championship game.
Back in early November, Kansas City left Germany with a 21-14 win over Miami after the Dolphins' late rally came up short. Patrick Mahomes finished with 185 yards and two touchdowns, and the Chiefs' defense limited former Kansas City star Tyreek Hill to just 62 receiving yards.
The Chiefs were down by two with only four minutes and six seconds left when they drove 92 yards for the winning score. Harrison Butker did the honors with a 41-yard field goal.
After a sunny season, Miami has been experiencing darker times in their latest games. They fell 21-14 to the Bills on Sunday. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Miami in their matchups with Buffalo.
Mike McDaniel’s team lost their final two games of the regular season to the Baltimore Ravens and Buffalo Bills which kicked them out of first place in the division as well as the second seed in the AFC. With all of the injuries they’ve suffered and the disappointing results against winning teams, many believe the Dolphins could be a one-and-done in the playoffs for the second year in a row.
The Chiefs haven’t been playing their best football either, as the defending champions finished with the same record as Miami but the rest of their division was below .500. Still, they have Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce, who can turn it on in any game and score three or four touchdowns just by themselves.