3. Miami Dolphins
Remember, these are surprise teams who could hand KC a loss in 2020 and there might not be a more surprising team who could do so than the Miami Dolphins, who won just five games a year ago.
It was looking like the Dolphins would be on their way to an 0-16 season after the first two games, but they eventually turned things around and managed to win five games. Their win over New England in the final game of the regular season pushed the Chiefs into the two seed and Kansas City will always be grateful for that.
The reason why the Dolphins could pose problems for the Chiefs is because they’re one of those teams who you truly don’t know what kind of team you’re getting. They could look like that team we saw in the first two games of last season or they could be the feisty young team that beats the defending Super Bowl champions (which they did in week 17 when they upset the Patriots).
The Dolphins have a promising defense, which was helped by signing Byron Jones, Emmanuel Ogbah, and Kyle Van Noy this offseason. Their offense also has potential and Chiefs fans have seen both good and bad from Ryan Fitzpatrick during his 15-year stint in the pros.
Fitzpatrick might not necessarily be the starter, as the Dolphins drafted Tua Tagovailoa fifth overall this year and with this game taking place on December 13th, it’s very possible that Tua is the starter by that point. The Dolphins have Jordan Howard, DeVante Parker, Preston Williams, and Mike Gesicki as their prime weapons, which is quite the arsenal.
While the Kansas City Chiefs should win this game, nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. The Dolphins have shown they’re not scared of anyone and could easily take down the defending champs late in the season.