The Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins are scheduled to face each other in a NFL Wild Card game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night.
According to the NBC Sports broadcast team that will be calling the game on the Peacock Network, Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins will have a difficult historical trend to overcome in what should be a frigid atmosphere in Kansas City.
The game is supposed to have a high temperature of just eight degrees or lower with wind chills far below zero by the time the two teams take the field.
Tagovailoa’s Ominous Statistic with Dolphins
According to the NBC crew, Tagovailoa, the former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback, has a 0-4 record during his NFL career in games with temperatures of 45 degrees Fahrenheit or lower.
This season the Dolphins went 11-6, the same record as the Chiefs, but outscored their opponents by 105 points compared to the 77 positive point differential posted by the Chiefs.
For Tagovailoa and Coach Mike McDaniel’s team, Sunday’s game is a chance to prove that they were a serious contender for the Lombardi Trophy all along.
Harrison’s Warning on Blistering Cold
Announcer Rodney Harrison also chimed in with his two cents about the field conditions at game time.
According to the Patriots team Hall-of-Fame inductee and former All-Pro safety, he has never been associated with a game situation as cold as the one he saw in Kansas City on Saturday night, he said while standing just off of the field.
The Chiefs were a 4.5 point favorite heading into the game, a statistic that many fans had in mind as they watched Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes striding toward the field wearing sunglasses, a t-shirt, and an oversized winter parka.