[WATCH/STREAMS!] Dolphins vs Chiefs Live Free Online Broadcast 5 November 2023
Two of the best teams in the NFL will square off in Europe as part of the NFL’s 2023 International Series. Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins will face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany. The game kicks off at 9:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. PT on November 5. Rich Eisen, Jason McCourty, Dan Orlovsky, Sarah Walsh, and Stacey Dales will call the game on NFL Network. What time is the NFL Germany game? TV schedule, channel for Chiefs vs. Dolphins in Week 9
The Dolphins (6-2) and Chiefs (6-2) are two teams with Super Bowl aspirations. This could be the first of two meetings since there’s a strong possibility they will have a rematch in the playoffs. One player looking to make an impact early and often is Miami’s Tyreek Hill, who leads all wide receivers in catches and touchdowns. Hill played his first six seasons with the Chiefs before being traded to the Dolphins during the 2022 offseason.
The Miami Dolphins, led by quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, meet the Kansas City Chiefs, led by quarterback Patrick Mahomes, in a regular season game on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023 at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany.
Here’s what you need to know:
What: NFL, Week 9
Who: Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023
Where: Deutsche Bank Park, Germany.
Time: 9:30 a.m. ET
TV: NFL Network
Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt typically has a voice in most major trades involving his franchise, and that presumably includes the one that sent record-setting wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for a package of draft picks early last year.
Hill was due for a big contract extension, and cash-strapped at the time, the Chiefs decided to send him to Miami, which also fulfilled his wishes. And while Hill has flourished alongside quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, helping to give the Dolphins the league’s No. 1 offense, the Chiefs used many of those picks to build the league’s No. 2-ranked pass and scoring defense.
“I think that was a trade that worked out well for both parties,” said Hunt, whose defending Super Bowl champions face Hill for the first time Sunday when the Chiefs (6-2) play the Dolphins (6-2) at Deutsche Bank Park in Frankfurt, Germany.
“Tyreek is an incredible player and has done well with the Dolphins,” Hunt said, “but I also think it has benefited the Chiefs. The draft compensation we received — a lot of that capital was used to improve our defense.”
Still, given the way the Chiefs have struggled to find a reliable pass-catcher besides All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, and the way that Hill is putting up numbers this season, nobody would quibble if Hunt had a bit of buyer’s remorse.
It was the Chiefs who gave him a chance in 2016, when many NFL teams would not touch him in the draft after his off-the-field problems in college. And it was with the Chiefs that Hill became one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers, going to the Pro Bowl six times, making three All-Pro teams and setting a slew of records while winning a Super Bowl ring.
Hill has been at his best in his second season with the Dolphins, though. He leads the NFL with 1,014 yards receiving, putting him on pace to become the first 2,000-yard receiver, while leading the league with eight touchdown receptions.
To put that in perspective, the entirety of the Chiefs’ wide receiver corps has combined for 1,185 yards and six touchdowns.
“It’s just another game,” Hill insisted. “It’s just like if you’re in high school and you move to a different city, it’s still ball. At the end of the day, my job is to go out there and do what I’ve been doing all year.”
The Chiefs had a few games during Hill’s tenure with them when opponents were to keep him under control, and perhaps coach Andy Reid and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can lean on those experiences to contain him Sunday.
“He’s a great play. That’s the bottom line,” Reid said. “You might slow him down, but he’s going to make plays somewhere. That’s what makes him the player he is. He has speed, quickness and he’s smart.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was fighting the flu last week in Denver, then gashed his non-throwing hand, and ended up having one of his worst games in a 24-9 loss to their AFC West rival. He was 24 of 38 for 241 yards with no touchdowns and two picks, and the result was a quarterback rating of 59.2, the second-worst of his career.
Miami could have its starting cornerback duo of Xavien Howard and Jalen Ramsey for the first time this season. Ramsey, who was acquired from the Rams this past offseason, missed the first seven games while working back from a July knee surgery. He made his Dolphins debut last Sunday against New England and intercepted Mac Jones in the second quarter. Howard is dealing with a groin injury that kept him out the last two weeks, but he said Wednesday that he’s “ready to play now.”
Along with the two interceptions that Mahomes threw last week, he also fumbled the ball away. Marquez Valdes-Scantling lost another fumble and Mecole Hardman, who recently returned to the Chiefs after a trade with the Jets, muffed a punt at the Chiefs 5. Reid lamented afterward that he couldn’t remember one of his teams turning the ball over five times in a game.
Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead is eligible to come off injured reserve, while safety Jevon Holland is out of the concussion protocol and offensive guard Robert Hunt is day to day with a sore hamstring. Chiefs running back Jerick McKinnon is dealing with a sore groin and linebacker Willie Gay Jr. a bruised lower back; they signed former linebacker Darius Harris off the Raiders’ practice squad in hopes he can help immediately given his knowledge of the Kansas City defense.
The Dolphins flew overnight to Germany on Monday, giving them several days to get accustomed to the time difference and their surroundings. The Chiefs took a different approach, leaving after practice Thursday in an attempt to keep their weekly schedule as close to normal as possible. It’s the same approach that they took in London in 2015.
Kansas City and Miami are two of the best teams in the AFC. The Dolphins sport one of the best offenses in the league, highlighted by the speed of Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Raheem Mostert as well as Tua Tagovailoa's accuracy.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, are led by Patrick Mahomes, who is the best quarterback in the NFL, and his top target Travis Kelce. Andy Reid is arguably the best coach in the league right now, and Kansas City's defense has made massive strides even since its Super Bowl 57 victory.
Some may question whether the Chiefs will be able to bounce back from a nine-point outing in a stunning defeat at the hands of the Broncos last week, but it's important to remember that Mahomes had the flu in that game. If he can feel better before his trip to Germany, then the offense should have a higher ceiling than most realize.