The Kansas City Chiefs go on the road to face the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. The Chiefs are 'dogs in the game (five points) so they're looking for something, anything to dig themselves out of a 2-0 hole. They'll have to do it without Jamaal Charles, who will likely not play in the game due to a high ankle sprain.
There are a few things that can hopefully work in the Chiefs favor come Sunday.
The DAT factor
And again, I've consistently warned you, the Dolphins special teams unit as flaws. Players have been put on notice.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) September 18, 2014
Oh, did you hear De'Anthony Thomas is expected back? He hasn't played yet this season with a hamstring injury but he is expected to play on Sunday in Miami. DAT returned one punt for a touchdown in the preseason. Obviously there are hopes he can provide a spark to the return game.
The deep ball
Stat of the day (maybe the month): On passes thrown 20+ yards, Tannehill is 1 of 7 for 22 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT. Passer rating: 0.6 (!!!!)— Adam Beasley (@AdamHBeasley) September 15, 2014
The deep ball is obviously an area that has hurt the Chiefs dating back to last season. The Chiefs actually had more explosive plays than the Broncos did last week, which says something (good) about the Chiefs defense and big plays. Don't let the deep ball beat you, dial up the pressure and see what happens. I like the Chiefs chances if they can create turnovers off of Tannehill. Actually, that's the only way I like the Chiefs chances. They haven't forced a turnover yet.
The Chiefs aren't getting a homefield advantage anymore. Maybe the road will help.
(This is the part where I don't mention that the Chiefs have lost eight of their last 10 against Miami)
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