As blockbuster games go, they don’t come much bigger than this one as two of the NFL’s most electric offenses go toe-to-toe in Frankfurt, Germany.
Each team heads to Europe at 6-2 for the first of two NFL games in Germany.
The early-morning clash pits two of the most in-form quarterbacks in the league against each other, as Dolphins sophomore Tua Tagovailoa takes on two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes for only the second time.
Elsewhere former Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill faces his old team for the first time since his blockbuster trade to the Dolphins.
The game also marked the highly-anticipated return of All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who had an interception.
The Dolphins – Chiefs showdown is being widely tipped as a potential dress rehearsal for the AFC Championship decider.
With so much hype around the game, NFL Network’s Good Morning Football presenter Peter Schrager is expecting a historic audience to tune in.
“I think this is going to be the most-viewed game in NFL Network history,” he said. “It might even be the most-viewed day in this network’s 20-year history.”
Schrager continued: “I think everyone is going to be watching this game. And I say that because this a game of huge significance.”
Hill’s reunion with his 2019 Super Bowl-winning teammates is the biggest storyline of the weekend and Schrager believes ‘The Cheetah’ will have a huge role to play.
The 29-year-old will be hoping looking to keep his historic campaign on track as he bids to become the first player ever to reach 2,000 yards in a single season.
“Tyreek Hill, one of the greatest Chiefs of all time,” said Schrager.
“What’s interesting about this game is, is this part one? Is Tyreek going to get another opportunity to do it again but with bigger stakes?
“This could be a preview of the AFC Championship game. It’s all about the Tyreek story. If he can show out on Sunday, he can earn himself another shot at the Chiefs at Arrowhead with even bigger stakes later on.”
The NFL Network is taking a bumper broadcast team to Frankfurt cover the game.
Never has a game of this magnitude been played outside the United States, and the NFL Network will taking eight broadcasters to Germany to cover the action and conduct interviews
“I think we’re going to get 10 million viewers on the NFL Network on Sunday morning. I think it’s going to be a monster game,” said Schrager.
“It’s a major moment for this league in Germany, major moment for this network, but I am a little crestfallen that Hill doesn’t get to return to Arrowhead.”
Frankfurt hosts its second NFL game seven days later when the Indianapolis Colts take on the New England Patriots.