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  • Brandon Harley

Chiefs ran the Dolphins out of the playoffs

A frozen fish dinner was served tonight as Patrick Mahomes threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, shattered his helmet in the second half when he took a hit, and led Kansas City to a 26-7 win over Miami. Saturday night was the fourth-coldest game in NFL history.

As the season came to a close, the Dolphins (11-7) looked nothing like the explosive offense that led the league in yards during the regular season. The Dolphins were found wanting on offense as Tua Tagovailoa was relentlessly pressured by the NFL's second-ranked defense, Tyreek Hill had a 53-yard TD catch in his return to Kansas City, but was otherwise shut down, and the team finished with just 264 yards.

In the wild-card playoff game against the Miami Dolphins, the reigning MVP of the league found Rashee Rice eight times for 130 yards and a touchdown. First in four postseason meetings, the Chiefs (12-6) defeated the Dolphins with 89 yards rushing from Isiah Pacheco.

It was the Chiefs' 15th consecutive home playoff win, excluding three Super Bowls. Nevertheless, if the Steelers beat the Bills on Monday in a game that was pushed back a day by a blizzard, they will travel to Buffalo next week. Otherwise, the Chiefs will play host to Houston, a team that beat the Browns earlier on Saturday 45-14.

The injury-depleted Dolphins were overmatched by Mahomes and the Chiefs and now it is time for them to pack up for Cancun

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