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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Wrap-up: Dolphins 31, Chiefs 3

By James Walker


Here are some thoughts on the Miami Dolphins' impressive, 31-3, victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

What it means: The Dolphins (1-7) are no longer winless. They broke a 10-game losing streak, dating to last season. Miami is playing better football the past three weeks. The team blew a pair of fourth-quarter leads against the Denver Broncos and New York Giants before dominating the Chiefs on Sunday.

What I liked: Miami quarterback Matt Moore played his best game of the season. He was efficient and effective for the Dolphins. Moore completed 17-of-23 passes for 244 yards and three touchdowns. I also liked how the Dolphins took control of this game and knew how to finish. Miami took a 14-3 lead at halftime and turned it into a 28-point win.

What I didn't like: There is little to complain about when a team wins its first game of the season in convincing fashion. The only complaint would be that the Indianapolis Colts fell to 0-9 with another ugly loss. Indianapolis now is the clear-cut favorite in the Andrew Luck Sweepstakes, especially if Miami continues to play competitive football.

What's next: The Dolphins will return home and try to win their first home game at Sun Life Stadium against the Washington Redskins. Miami is 1-12 in its last 13 contests at home.