Patrick Mahomes took a 30-yard sack before he got the Kansas City Chiefs moving the correct way.
The Chiefs defeated a 10-direct shortfall and four turnovers Sunday toward secure their fifth successive AFC West title by beating Miami 33-27.
Mahomes took the longest sack in the NFL in five years and was taken out multiple times, his first multi-capture game in over two years. Yet, he tossed for 393 yards and two scores to help the Chiefs (12-1) acquire their eighth back to back triumph.
It was the Chiefs’ second back to back rebound at Hard Rock Stadium, where they won the Super Bowl in February regardless of Mahomes’ two interferences.
“We won the Super Bowl here and just clinched the AFC West — it seems every time we leave this stadium we have a hat about something we accomplished,” Mahomes said. “The (bad) part, it seems, is like I have half my interceptions at this stadium.”
With Miami’s misfortune, the Pittsburgh Steelers secured a season finisher spot.
Tyreek Hill went through the Dolphins’ auxiliary and behind it, scoring on a 32-yard run and a 44-yard gathering when Mahomes hit him in step at the objective line.
Travis Kelce had eight gets for 136 yards and a score, Mecole Hardman scored immaculate on a 67-yard punt return, and Kansas City’s safeguard was heavy against Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ physical issue baffled offense.
Chris Jones terminated the freshman for a wellbeing for a 30-10 lead, and the Chiefs set a group precedent with their tenth street win in succession.
“Glad to get the win and get out of here,” coach Andy Reid said. “That’s a good football team.”
Kansas City arrived at 12 successes for the third back to back season, the longest streak in club history, and has the best 13-game record in establishment history, useful for another division title.
“It’s a great accomplishment, fifth time in a row,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said. “One of our goals going back a decade or so was to build a team that could consistently compete for championships, and Andy and his staff have done a great job. There’s a lot still in front of us, but today was a big step.”
The Dolphins (8-5) hurt their season finisher prospects by losing for just the second time in the previous nine games. Notwithstanding Miami’s abundance of takeaways, the Chiefs scored 30 back to back focuses.
“This is an explosive team, and they went on a run there,” Dolphins coach Brian Flores said. “It was a quick spurt. That’s how they’re built; they go on runs. They went on one there. We collected ourselves, and I thought our guys did a good job of that. We played with poise and got ourselves back in the game.”
Tagovailoa passed for 316 yards and two scores to Mike Gesicki, yet in addition tossed his first profession capture, which went ahead his 154th endeavor on a long pass that avoided off collector Jakeem Grant.
That was the Dolphins’ solitary turnover, while their guard kept thinking of the ball. Xavien Howard made an interference for the fifth game in succession, and Mahomes’ block attempt absolute for the season rose to five.
The Kansas City QB additionally was stumbled by Jerome Baker on a 30-yard sack.
However, the Chiefs mounted score drives of 75 and 72 yards in the subsequent quarter to take a 14-10 halftime lead, and afterward utilized their boss speed to pull away.
Tagovailoa drove score drives of 80 and 75 yards to slice the edge to six focuses with 4:25 left, before the Chiefs’ Harrison Butker kicked a 46-yard field objective with brief left. After a Miami field objective, the Chiefs recuperated an onside kick to seal the success.
“We had many opportunities offensively,” Tagovailoa said. “I wasn’t able to execute those plays. This is the result. We ran out of time.”
Mahomes had an unpleasant beginning. He tossed a capture attempt, bobbled a snap and took the large sack to set up the Dolphins’ first score. At that point Eric Rowe blocked Mahomes to set up a field objective for a 10-0 Miami lead.
Bread cook corralled Mahomes on a third-and-12 play. Guarded end Emmanuel Ogbah constrained Mahomes into full retreat, and when the quarterback attempted to turn the corner around Baker, he was stumbled at the 3-yard line. Pastry specialist got done with 2½ sacks.
Howard, who drives the NFL with nine interferences, made a staggering one-gave get of a pass proposed for Hill in the end zone.
Chiefs: T Mike Remmers (back) left the game in the subsequent half.
Dolphins: LBs Kyle Van Noy (hip) and Elandon Roberts (chest) were inert. Gesicki (shoulder) and WRs Grant (leg) and DeVante Parker (left leg) went to the sideline.
Chiefs: They play Sunday at New Orleans.
Dolphins: They play have Sunday to the New England Patriots, who won when the groups met in the season opener.
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