Game recap: Miami Dolphins rally falls short against Kansas City Chiefs in Germany

FRANKFURT, GERMANY — Guten Tag aus Deutschland!

Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins will face Patrick Mahomes and the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in a 9:30 a.m. kickoff. Local kickoff time in Frankfurt is 3:30 p.m. Keep scrolling for updates, and refresh the page for the latest.

The Dolphins (6-2) got back on track last week with a 31-17 victory over the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium. Tagovailoa threw for 324 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

Tagovailoa enters Week 9 as the NFL leader in passing yards (2,416) and is tied for the most touchdown passes (18) with Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks Kirk Cousins, who is out for the season with a torn Achilles.

Wide receiver Tyreek Hill also leads the NFL with the most receiving yards (1,014) and touchdowns (8). He is the only player with more than 1,000 receiving yards through the first eight games.

Kansas City (6-2) enters this matchup after an uncharacteristic 23-9 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, the same team Miami beat 70-20 earlier this season.

Patrick Mahomes' favorite target Travis Kelce has become a media sensation for the NFL this season thanks to his courtship of musician Taylor Swift. It is uncertain whether Swift will attend the game in Germany.

Former first round pick Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been ruled out with an injury.

Miami leads the all-time series against the Kansas City Chiefs 16-15. The Chiefs won the last matchup between the teams 33-27 on Dec. 13, 2020.

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Tua fumbles snap, Dolphins will lose

The Dolphins will lose in Germany.

Miami fumbled the snap on fourth down in the Chiefs territory and Kansas City will kneel out the final seconds.

The Chiefs win 21-14.

Dolphins continue rally with Raheem Mostert rushing touchdown

Don't call it a comeback!

Miami capitalized on the Kansas City fumble with a Raheem Mostert rushing touchdown. The drive was kept alive by an unnecessary roughness penalty on the Chiefs.

Miami trails Kansas City 21-14 at the end of the third quarter.

Bradley Chubb strips Patrick Mahomes, Zach Sieler recovers

Mi has its turnover as star pass rusher Bradley Chubb stripped Patrick Mahomes, allowing Zach Sieler to recover in Kansas City territory.

The Dolphins committed a penalty on the first offensive play and will start with first-and-20.

Tua Tagovailoa touchdown pass to Cedrick Wilson Jr.

The Dolphins are finally on the board after Tua Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Cedrick Wilson Jr. on Miami's second drive of the third quarter.

The Dolphins trail 21-7 late in the third quarter.

Miami's defense earned a quick stop to start the second half and will have a chance to build momentum on the second drive.

Chiefs return Tyreek Hill fumble for touchdown

The Dolphins are in trouble in Germany.

Tyreek Hill fumbled late in the second quarter and the Chiefs completed a lateral to return the fumble for a touchdown.

Miami trails Kansas City 21-0 with 33 seconds left until halftime.

Patrick Mahomes throws touchdown to Jerick McKinnon

The Chiefs have extended their lead late in the second quarter after Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Jerick McKinnon.

The Dolphins offense is continuing to struggle but will have 2:31 until halftime.

The Chiefs lead 14-0.

Chiefs lead after first quarter

Both offenses have struggled to put together consistent drives after the Chiefs opened the game with a long scoring drive.

Kansas City leads Miami 7-0 after the first quarter.

Kansas City strikes first

It's a 7-play, 75-yard touchdown drive capped by a Rashee Rice rushing touchdown to open the first quarter as the Chiefs lead Miami 7-0.

Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins offense are onto the field.

Dolphins activate Terron Armstead for Chiefs game

The Dolphins will welcome the return of veteran offensive tackle Terron Armstead for the Sunday morning game vs. the Kansas City Chiefs in Germany.

Armstead has been on injured reserve since exiting the Buffalo Bills loss on Oct. 1.

Miami waived defensive tackle Brandon Pili to make room for the transaction. Wide receiver River Cracraft has been downgraded to out for the Chiefs game with a shoulder injury.

What time is the Dolphins-Chiefs game today?

  • When: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, November 5

  • Where: Deutsche Bank Park, Frankfurt, Germany

What channel is Dolphins vs. Chiefs on today?

  • TV: WTVJ (NBC Channel 6), NFL Network (Channel 212 on DirecTV, Channel 154 on Dish)

  • StreamingNFL+ (out-of-market only), fuboTV (7-day free trial), YouTube TV (2-week free trial), Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial)

Dolphins vs. Chiefs can be seen locally on NBC 6 and nationally on NFL Network. Rich Eisen will be the play-by-play announcer, and Jason McCourty and Dan Orlovsky will serve as analysts.

Streaming options include fuboTV, which offers a free trial to potential subscribers.

Dolphins-Chiefs odds

Odds courtesy of BetMGM as of Friday, Nov. 2.

  • Spread: Chiefs (-1.5)

  • Over/under: 50.5 points

  • Moneyline: Dolphins +105, Chiefs -125

Dolphins 2023 schedule



Sunday, Sept. 10

at Los Angeles ChargersW 36-34

Sunday, Sept. 17

at New England Patriots*: W 24-17

Sunday, Sept. 24

vs. Denver Broncos: W 70-20

Sunday, Oct. 1

at Buffalo Bills: L 48-20

Sunday, Oct. 8

vs. New York GiantsW 31-16

Sunday, Oct. 15

vs. Carolina PanthersW 42-21

Sunday, Oct. 22

at Philadelphia Eagles*: L 31-17

Sunday, Oct. 29

vs. New England Patriots: W 31-17

Sunday, Nov. 5

vs. Kansas City Chiefs^

Sunday, Nov. 12


Sunday, Nov. 19

vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Friday, Nov. 24

at New York Jets

Sunday, Dec. 3

at Washington Commanders

Monday, Dec. 11

vs. Tennessee Titans*

Sunday, Dec. 17

vs. New York Jets

Sunday, Dec. 24

vs. Dallas Cowboys

Sunday, Dec. 31

at Baltimore Ravens


vs. Buffalo Bills

* - primetime game

^ - morning game in Germany

8 a.m. | Connor Williams, Terron Armstead, Xavien Howard active for Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins will be close to full strength for today's game against the Chiefs.

Although guard Rob Hunt (hamstring) is inactive, the Dolphins will have center Connor Williams, cornerback Xavien Howard and left tackle Terron Armstead in uniform.

Nov 5, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany, ; fans gather for an NFL International Series game between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs at Deutsche Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2023; Frankfurt, Germany, ; fans gather for an NFL International Series game between the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs at Deutsche Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Williams had missed time with a groin injury, as did Howard. Armstead had several injuries that have caused him to appear in just two games this season, but he's back for the first time in a month.

Safety Brandon Jones (concussion) also is inactive.


3 WR Robbie Chosen

6 QB Skylar Thompson (third QB)

9 CB Kelvin Joseph

29 S Brandon Jones

68 G Rob Hunt


25 RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire

53 DE B.J. Thompson

66 OL Mike Caliendo

92 DT Neil Farrell

94 DE Malik Herring

This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: Dolphins vs Chiefs score, game recap from NFL Week 9 game in Frankfurt