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Chiefs Clinch AFC West Division and Fourth Seed in the Playoffs – Game Balls

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The Chiefs were able to clinch the AFC West on Sunday afternoon with their convincing win over the Miami Dolphins. There were several players that stood out throughout the game and deserve the game ball for the Chiefs.

Chiefs Offensive Game Ball – Alex Smith

Alex Smith played a good game against the Miami Dolphins. Only having one TD for his efforts doesn’t show the kind of game he played. He had at least three passes that should of been TD’s either dropped or called incorrectly on the field. After hitting Hill on a 52 yard catch early in the first quarter, Smith came back and threw another dime to Albert Wilson. Wilson unfortunately dropped the ball that hit him in the hands for what would have been a TD. Smith would later throw another would be TD to Tyreek Hill that was called incomplete and upheld under review. The third would be TD was to Kelce late in the game. The last one was very reminiscent of the Tony Moeaki TD and Kelce just couldn’t quite hold on.

Chiefs Defensive Game Ball – Marcus Peters

Any time you force a fumble and recover another it’s a good game for a defensive player. Peters was in position throughout the game and about added an INT late in the game when he broke on a Jay Cutler pass near the sidelines in the fourth quarter. Marcus continues to go for game changing plays and will give up a first down here and there when trying to strip the ball. He made up for that type of play two plays later with a strip of DeVante Parker that was recovered by Ron Parker.

Chiefs Special Teams Game Ball – Harrison Butker

The rookie has been sensational for the Chiefs this season. He’s an alternate for the Pro Bowl as a rookie and for good reason. On Sunday he passed Nick Lowery for the Chiefs record for most field goals in a season. He would have a late miss on a bad snap and hold but he’s been great for the Chiefs. He connected from 31, 32, 21, 29, and 49 in the coldest weather he’s ever played in.

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