NFL World Reacts to Tyreek Hill’s Surprising Comparison Between the Dolphins and Chiefs

The 8-3 Dolphins lead the AFC East and are eyeing the AFC's top seed. Tyreek Hill deems them better than 2019 Chiefs, praising their excellence.

The Miami Dolphins are leading the AFC East and competing for the AFC’s top seed this season. With an 8-3 record, there aren’t many teams better than them.

Tyreek Hill thinks they’re the best team he’s ever played on, even better than the 2019 Kansas City Chiefs.

How do the two teams stack up?

How Do the 2023 Miami Dolphins and 2019 Kansas City Chiefs Stack Up?

“I feel like [the Dolphins are] probably the better team than when we won a Super Bowl back when I was on K.C.,” Hill said.

Through the first 11 games, the 2019 Chiefs started 7-4 while the 2023 Dolphins started 8-3. The Dolphins’ losses came to the Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and the Chiefs. The Chiefs’ losses came to the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, Green Bay Packers, and Tennessee Titans.

“Love Tyreek, I just wish he didn’t give teams unnecessary ammo …,” one fan said on X (formerly known as Twitter).

The Dolphins have yet to beat a team with a record above .500 in 2023. Their best win came against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11, who held a 5-5 record and currently are 5-7.

A common comparison between the teams is their offenses. Both offenses were among the best in the NFL in their respective years. The 2019 Chiefs averaged 28.2 points per game, while the 2023 Dolphins currently average 30.8 points per game.

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The Dolphins are led by Tua Tagovailoa, who has passed for 3,177 yards, 22 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions in 11 games. Over the season, Patrick Mahomes passed for 4,031 yards, 26 touchdowns, and five interceptions in 14 games in 2019. Mahomes was selected to his second Pro Bowl and won his first Super Bowl MVP.

“He’s not wrong, on paper they look better. But Mahomes was the X factor,” a fan said on X.

Tyreek Hill was the primary target for both offenses but is having a significantly better 2023. Playing just 12 games in 2019, Hill caught 58 passes for 860 yards and seven touchdowns. In his 11 games in 2023, Hill has caught 88 passes for 1,324 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Both teams also had a prominent second weapon. For the Chiefs, it was (and still is) Travis Kelce. Kelce had 97 receptions for 1,229 yards and six touchdowns in 16 games. For Miami, it’s Jaylen Waddle. Waddle has had 52 receptions for 691 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games this season.

The Dolphins’ run game has been one of the team’s specialties in 2023. The team has combined for 1,597 yards and 19 touchdowns in 11 games. The 2019 Chiefs only rushed for 1,569 yards and 16 touchdowns in 16 games.

“To say better? We don’t know,” another fan on X said. “More talented? Yea we can say that.”

Finally, the 2019 Chiefs defense was ranked 17th in total yards and seventh in total points allowed. The 2023 Dolphins defense, on the other hand, ranks seventh in yards allowed and 22nd in points allowed.

The 2019 Chiefs ended up finishing the season 12-4, first in the AFC West, and they won the Super Bowl. The Dolphins have six more remaining games, including matchups with the Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, and Washington Commanders.

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