Miami Dolphins (9-5) vs. Kansas City Chiefs (2-12) NFL Picks: This Sunday afternoon, beginning at 1:05 PM ET (10:05 AM PT) the Miami Dolphins look to stay in AFC East title race when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs. This game will be broadcasted live in HD on CBS and/or on Direct TV’s NFL Sunday Ticket.
Odds-makers at BetUS.com have posted some interesting Sports Odds for this one, as the Miami Dolphins [-3½] are predicted as road winners at the Kansas City Chiefs [+3½] this Sunday.
While the Dolphins will take the field with everything on the line, the last place Chiefs will only be playing for pride, as they look to knock off Miami.
After having one of the most successful executives in NFL history step down, Kansas City has now the chance to spoil the Dolphins party with a huge upset.
The Miami Dolphins would clinch a playoff berth if they’re able to win their final two games. However, anything less, and the Dolphins will likely fall short. The OVER/UNDER for this Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Picks has been set at a combined total of 39½ points.
“We have full control over what's going to happen,” said linebacker Joey Porter. “It's exactly what you want. You don't want to be in a situation where you're hoping this team loses or that team loses to benefit you.” Porter was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday. The last time these clubs met dates back to Week 10 of the 2006 season, when the Dolphins jumped out to a 13-point lead and then held serve for a 13-10 victory over the Chiefs. Miami has won 6 of its last 8 meetings with KC, and lead the series 14-12.
In Last week’s win over the visiting San Francisco 49ers, Chad Pennington (273-412, 3218 yards, 14 TDs) set the table by throwing 2 first-half touchdowns and Miami’s defense took care of the rest. “They're learning how to communicate very well out there,” coach Sparano said. “There are guys covering for one another. And they're becoming pretty resilient. They don't really get flustered a whole lot, even when somebody makes a big play against them.”
This is certainly a must-win for the Dolphins, as they’ll conclude the regular season next week in the Meadowlands against the New York Jets. “First of all, we need not to make excuses,” Sparano said. “But secondly, I think that the type of game we do play suits the elements. It's not like we are playing fastbreak football out there. We're not a run-and-shoot team. We're not trying to spread it out and throw it all over the place or any of those kind of things.”
Here are both club's injury reports, including practice status during the week, beginning with the Miami Dolphins:
(CB) J. Allen- Full Practice (Hand)
(LB) C. Crowder- Limited Practice (Knee)
And for the hosting Kansas City Chiefs:
(DE) A. Boone- Did Not (Thigh)
(LB) D. Edwards- Did Not (Knee)
(CB) M. Leggett- Full (Shoulder)
(C) R. Niswanger- Limited (Knee)