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Trent McDuffie starred because the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs protection proved instrumental but once more to encourage Andy Reid’s defending Tremendous Bowl champions to victory over the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt; the Chiefs constructed a 21-0 half-time lead earlier than denying the Dolphins extra time late within the sport.

By Cam Hogwood from Deutsche Financial institution Park, Frankfurt

Final Up to date: 05/11/23 10:56pm

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Highlights of the Miami Dolphins towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Week 9 of the NFL season.

Highlights of the Miami Dolphins towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs in Week 9 of the NFL season.

How becoming it will show of a Steve Spagnuolo unit to play a defining function on his return to Frankfurt because the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs marched to victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. 

Spagnuolo, who coached for the Frankfurt Galaxy in 1998, watched on as a Trent McDuffie-inspired unit contained one of many league’s most potent assaults to underline the story of the season thus far for the defending Tremendous Bowl champions.

Tyreek Hill was restricted to 62 yards whereas Tua Tagovailoa threw for a season-low 193 yards as Mike McDaniel’s facet suffered their third loss to a staff with a profitable report this season.

“The truth that they’re so good in any respect three ranges, they’re deep,” stated Patrick Mahomes. “Guys rotate in. They’ll play. It is onerous to get everyone snaps, that is how good they’re. It is bought to be the highest protection within the NFL.

“That is an awesome offense. To carry them to 14 factors the place I fumbled in our personal space for seven of these factors, that is an incredible job. I believe they are going to proceed to get higher as a result of they’re younger they usually find it irresistible.

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Sky Sports activities’ Olivia Harlan Dekker and Cam Hogwood give their verdict on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ win over AFC rivals Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany.

Sky Sports activities’ Olivia Harlan Dekker and Cam Hogwood give their verdict on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs’ win over AFC rivals Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt, Germany.

McDuffie paved the way in which for the Chiefs to take a 21-0 lead into half-time when he dislodged the ball from Tyreek Hill to arrange Bryan Cook dinner’s 59-yard fumble restoration.

Leo Chenal in the meantime stood agency within the face of Miami’s extensive zone working scheme, L’Jarius Sneed took possession over the duty of shadowing Hill, and 2020 undrafted free agent Tershawn Wharton was readily available to ship a drive-derailing sack late within the fourth quarter.

“I knew they have been going to be good. You take a look at the tip of final 12 months, they performed nice soccer and nobody actually observed. I knew they have been going to be good,” stated Mahomes.

“They introduced again so many individuals, so many younger guys, they have been going to develop. I imply, the actual fact they’re all growing this quick, I do not know if anybody may have guessed it. I knew they have been going to be nice as their careers went on. Good to have loads of younger guys that may play like that.”

It marked the most recent instalment of a standout 12 months for McDuffie, who was notably acquired within the 2022 NFL Draft with one of many picks the Chiefs acquired throughout Hill’s commerce to the Dolphins.

“I am blessed, take a look at what soccer can do, take all of it internationally and put it in entrance of an entire new crowd, I find it irresistible,” McDuffie advised Sky Sports activities NFL. “They have been whistling, yelling, clapping, I needed to see what that soccer environment appear like they usually introduced it.

“Like I stated you have to get your palms on that man (Hill). He is quick, he is elusive, he could make loads of performs, it is about limiting the explosives.”

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Travis Kelce hails ‘particular ‘Kansas Metropolis Chiefs as his facet strikes to 3-0 in Worldwide video games with a win over the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt.

Travis Kelce hails ‘particular ‘Kansas Metropolis Chiefs as his facet strikes to 3-0 in Worldwide video games with a win over the Miami Dolphins in Frankfurt.

Miami threatened an unlikely comeback within the third quarter when Cedrick Wilson Jr and Raheem Mostert each discovered the tip zone to chop the Chiefs’ result in seven factors, just for Spagnuolo’s protection to ice the sport.

“We went in there (at half-time) and knew the sport would come again to the protection, we had them at zero and the one method they may win was if we gave it up. Gotta love the tenacity we confirmed the entire sport,” added McDuffie.

“This protection has been needed to attain and create turnovers, it reveals how nice this protection is turning into.”

Offensive fireworks have usually been on the coronary heart of Tremendous Bowl expenses for Andy Reid’s Chiefs in recent times. This 12 months has a unique really feel. The scary prospect being the may of the defending champions ought to Mahomes and co. start to pile up the factors.

“Defensively, what a primary half,” stated Reid. “What a second half. The fourth quarter was actually one thing, which made a really thrilling. The McDuffie strip of Tyreek, punching the ball out, Mike Edwards selecting it up, Cook dinner scoring. Does not get any higher than that. Sneed’s skill to match up a lot of the day on Tyreek was massive, though Tyreek is a heck of a soccer participant. He made a pair actual good performs in there, too.”

“Usually two good offenses, that being the No. 1 offense, the Dolphins, within the Nationwide Soccer League proper now,” stated Reid. “For the issues that our protection did proper there, that was an incredible achievement. Clearly we bought to maintain it going. You are simply nearly as good as the subsequent sport that you simply play in. That was a heck of an achievement. [Defensive coordinator] Steve [Spagnuolo] did an awesome job with scheming it. The gamers executed very nicely.

Week 9 concludes on Monday evening when the Los Angeles Chargers go to the New York Jets, dwell on Sky Sports activities NFL from 1.15am within the early hours of Tuesday; Stream the NFL and extra with NOW

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