NFL Wild Card: Chiefs stymie Dolphins 26-7 in frigid Saturday night game

The Kansas City Chiefs took care of business in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs at home in frigid conditions. They beat the Miami Dolphins 26-7 at Arrowhead Stadium where wind chill was colder than -20 degrees Fahrenheit.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes passes for 262 yards and a touchdown and running back Isiah Pacheco rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs controlled the line of scrimmage, rushing for 147 yards against a decimated Miami defense and possessed the ball over 34 minutes of the game.

Receiver Rashee Rice caught eight passes for 130 yards and a score to lead the Chiefs, while tight end Travis Kelce caught seven passes for 71 yards.

The Dolphins were 1-for-12 on third down and gained only 264 yards of offense. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had a touchdown pass but threw an interception.

The Chiefs now wait for the result of Monday’s Steeler-Bills matchup to know whether they will face the Bills or Texans and whether they will play at home or in Buffalo.

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