2024 NFL playoffs: Dolphins have lost 10 straight in this cold-weather situation they’ll face in Kansas City


The Dolphins’ loss to the Bills in Week 18 didn’t just cost them a division title, it also cost them the right to host a wild-card game. If there’s one team that could have really used home-field advantage in the opening round of the playoffs, it’s definitely Miami. 

Instead of playing at home this week, the Dolphins will be hitting the road for a game in Kansas City, and if they want to advance to the divisional round, they’ll have to do something they haven’t done in seven years: Win a game in cold weather. 

The Dolphins are arguably the worst cold-weather team in the NFL, and if you need proof, just look at their recent history: In their past 10 games where the kickoff temperature was 40 degrees or below, the Dolphins have gone 0-10, and they’ve lost those 10 games by an average of 17 points. 

The current forecast in Kansas City is calling for a kickoff temperature of about nine degrees for the game on Saturday, which will be starting at 7:15 p.m. CT. Not only is that WELL below 40 degrees, but it could end up being the coldest game in Dolphins history. 

The Dolphins’ coldest game ever was actually played in Kansas City back in 2008 on a day where the temperature was 10 degrees at kickoff. 

Here’s a look at how the Dolphins have done in their past 10 games where the kickoff temperature was 40 degrees or below: 

Steelers 30-12 over Dolphins

17 degrees

Jan. 8, 2017

Bills 24-16 over Dolphins

22 degrees

Dec. 17, 2017

Chiefs 29-13 over Dolphins

23 degrees

Dec. 24, 2017

Packers 31-12 over Dolphins

33 degrees

Nov. 11, 2018

Bills 42-17 over Dolphins

33 degrees

Dec. 30, 2018

Browns 41-24 over Dolphins

39 degrees

Nov. 24, 2019

Bills 56-26 over Dolphins

35 degrees

Jan. 3, 2021

49ers 33-17 over Dolphins

38 degrees

Dec. 4, 2022

Bills 32-29 over Dolphins

29 degrees

Dec. 17, 2022

Bills 34-31 over Dolphins

27 degrees

Jan. 15, 2023

This losing streak dates back seven years, which means most of the current roster hasn’t…

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Author : John Breech

Publish date : 2024-01-09 16:47:43

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