Is Patrick Mahomes going to make his debut in Europe? Exploring Chiefs vs Dolphins NFL Week 9 injury report

The Kansas City Chiefs and their quarterback Patrick Mahomes used to hold a perfect record 16-0 and 12-0 respectively against the Denver Broncos. However, the Broncos smashed that record in Week 8, with their signal-caller, Russell Wilson, moonlighting as a hero in an upsetting defeat of the defending champions.

With a 6-2 mark and top spot of the AFC West, the Chiefs are going to face off against the Miami Dolphins at Deutsche Bank Park on Sunday. Ahead of this high-voltage matchup, Pat has given insight into his availability for the season, and both teams have updated their injury reports.

Is Patrick Mahomes going to make his debut in Europe vs Dolphins?

Mahomes said he had been dealing with stomach and flu-like symptoms ahead of the 9-24 loss to the Broncos. According to Fox Sports, he had flu-like symptoms as well before the week 8 match as well. Despite rumors swirling about his availability, the two-time MVP assured everyone that he was feeling “perfectly fine” during a press conference on Friday.

“I’m feeling perfectly fine. It was kind of just that night and a little bit that next day. I kind of got back pretty quickly.”

In the Frankfurt conference, Pat also discussed the cut on his hand saying that it would not be a setback in the upcoming clash against the Dolphins.

“The hand is fine, just have to cover it up for some practices. But I don’t think I’ll have much of anything on it for the game.”

The Chiefs had been facing uncertainty regarding their starting linebackers Willie Gay and Nick Bolton due to injuries. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old QB’s 95.8 passer rating is the lowest of his career. Despite sustaining these bad luck and also their recent loss against the Broncos, he sounded unwavering about a powerful comeback.

“You find that stuff, you correct it, you talk about it with your coaches and your teammates and then you move on. The NFL is a long season. That stuff happens.”

Despite ranking 21st in the league in rushing and struggling on offense overall, the Chiefs need a strong bounce-back performance in Week 9, as none of Pat Mahomes’ wide receivers rank in the top 40 in catches.

Chiefs vs Dolphins NFL Week 9 injury report

Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was ruled out on Thursday due to an illness. He has rushed for 33 attempts, 109 yards, and one touchdown in 2023. Starting linebacker Willie Gay (lower back) and wide receiver Richie James (knee) are questionable. Gay has been limited in practice the past two days, while James has been a full participant all week.

Mahomes, wide receiver Kadarius Toney (ankle), wide receiver Skyy Moore (heel), punter Tommy Townsend (hand), and cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (knee) were full participants in practice, albeit their game status had been labeled as ” unknown”.

Dolphins safety Brandon Jones (concussion) and offensive lineman Robert Hunt (hamstring) have been ruled out for Week 9 against the Chiefs. On the defensive side, Jones has recorded 11 tackles, one pass defended, and zero interceptions this season.

Eight other Dolphins are listed as questionable for the game: wide receiver Braxton Berrios (hamstring), cornerback Justin Bethel (foot), wide receiver River Cracraft (shoulder), cornerback Xavien Howard (groin), cornerback Nik Needham (Achilles), tight end Durham Smythe (ankle), and center Connor Williams (groin). All eight players were limited participants in practice the past two days.

The Dolphins own a 3-2 record against the Chiefs in their last five matchups. Which team do you think will win this time? Tell us in the comments.

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