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Rapid Recap – Dolphins eliminated from playoffs after loss to Chiefs

Olivia Stacey



(USA Today - Denny Medley)

The Miami Dolphins are officially eliminated from the playoff race after suffering a 29-13 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday afternoon. 

The loss marks the eighth time the Dolphins have finished the season with a losing record since 2006.

Jay Cutler had a subpar performance, completing 19 of 38 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown. Cutler also fumbled again — for the fifth time in two games. 

Miami was 0 of 8 on third downs while Kansas City was 8 of 16. The Dolphins trailed in time of possession and had 11 penalties for 75 yards.

Miami’s lone touchdown came when wide receiver Jakeem Grant caught a short pass, broke two tackles and ran 65 yards to the end zone.

Kansas City (9-6), which started the season 5-0 and then lost six of its next seven, clinched their second consecutive AFC West championship in front of a half-empty Arrowhead Stadium.

Quarterback Alex Smith completed 25 of 39 for 304 yards and one touchdown. 

Kansas City’s win over the Dolphins locked in a fifth straight winning season and left the Chargers with slim wild card hopes. 

Olivia is a multi-faceted sports reporter based in Tampa Bay where she has covered events from the College Football National Championship to the Stanley Cup Final. A native Floridian, she grew up rooting for Tampa’s sports teams, and graduated from East Lake High in Tarpon Springs. Olivia continued her education at the University of Florida where she received her broadcast journalism degree.

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