UPDATE SUNDAY PM: Jamaal Charles has been ruled OUT vs. Dolphins
The Kansas City Chiefs Week 3 opponent is the Miami Dolphins as they try to dig themselves out of an 0-2 hole created by a Week 1 loss to the Tennessee Titans and a Week 2 loss to the Denver Broncos. The game is at 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time) on CBS. The Chiefs, who are underdogs in Miami, are at a crossroads where they'll have to decide pretty quickly whether they're a team that's going to legitimately compete for a playoff spot.
0-2 teams only make the playoffs about 12 percent of the team since 1990. 0-3 teams make the playoffs about two percent of the time. If the Chiefs can get a win and move to 1-2, they'll have 25 percent playoff odds.
The Chiefs are 0-2 but have a few things working in their favor against the Dolphins -- not including that the Dolphins have won eight of the last 10. The Chiefs hope to have a big special teams play or create a turnover off Ryan Tannehill.
The big question in this game is whether RB Jamaal Charles will play with his high ankle sprain injury. Those types of injuries generally take more than one week to heal but Charles did return to practice on Thursday, which is encouraging. It's not clear yet whether he will play. If he does not play (attention fantasy football owners!), look for Knile Davis to handle the load. Even if Charles does play, I would expect to see more of Davis.
Game time: Sunday, September 21, 3:25 p.m. (Arrowhead Time)
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
TV channel: KCTV-5 (Do I get the game?)
NFL Network replay: Monday, 9 p.m.
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Announcers: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Injury report: Jamaal Charles (ankle) is questionable. It's not clear if he will play or not after surprisingly practicing on Thursday and Friday. Eric Berry (ankle) and De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) have been ruled out.
Prediction: Chiefs win, 21-20. More Week 3 NFL picks.
Matchup history: Dolphins lead 16-12 (all-time); Dolphins lead 2-8 (at Sun Life Stadium)
Fun fact: The Dolphins are 6-23 when a 3-plus point favorite at home in the last 10 years.
Enemy blog: The Phinsider
Week 1: Tennessee Titans (L 26-10)
Week 2: at Denver Broncos (L 24-17)
Week 3: at Miami Dolphins (Sept. 21, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 4: New England Patriots (Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., ESPN) - MNF
Week 5: at San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 5, 3:25 p.m., CBS)
Week 6: ByeWeek 7: at San Diego Chargers (Oct. 19, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 8: St. Louis Rams (Oct. 27, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 9: New York Jets (Nov. 2, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 10: at Buffalo Bills (Nov. 9, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 11: Seattle Seahawks (Nov. 16, 12 p.m., Fox)
Week 12: at Oakland Raiders (Nov. 20, 7:25 p.m., NFLN) - TNF
Week 13: Denver Broncos (Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., NBC) - SNF
Week 14: at Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 7, 3:05 p.m., CBS)
Week 15: Oakland Raiders (Dec. 14, 12 p.m, CBS)
Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers (Dec. 21, 12 p.m., CBS)
Week 17: San Diego Chargers (Dec. 28, 12 p.m., CBS)
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