Winning the close games became something the Chiefs were used to doing the past couple of weeks. Kansas City headed into its game with Miami Sunday riding a three-game winning streak, but neither game was by more than 14 points. Playing with fire finally caught up to the men in red as they dropped a 13-10 decision to the Dolphins.
Miami’s defense held the Chiefs scoreless over the first three quarters, while taking a 13-0 lead into the final quarter. Lawrence Tynes booted a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give the Chiefs their first score.
With the ball just around midfield, Miami thought they could catch Kansas City sleeping and run a reverse. Ronnie Brown received the initial handoff from quarterback Joey Harrington but fumbled the second exchange with the wide receiver. Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen picked up the fumble and ran 20 yards before he was taken down at the Dolphins 20 yard line.
Four plays later, Larry Johnson scored from two-yards out cutting the deficit to 13-10.
Kansas City forced the Dolphins to punt on the ensuing drive and took over with 3:10 left to play. Damon Huard connected with Eddie Kennison down the right sideline converting on 3rd-and-17. Huard was sacked on the next play and threw incomplete on second down. Donte Hall hauled in a four yard completion that set up a fourth-and-long attempt. Huard’s pass to Samie Parker fell incomplete and the Dolphins held on for the victory.