The Miami Dolphins may have won a battle and lost the war on Sunday. Their Week 9 blowout of the Kansas City Chiefs gave them their first win of the season, but it may have come at the cost of a No. 1 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Matt Moore and Reggie Bush paced the 'Phins. Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, while Bush ran for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for another 50 yards. Brandon Marshall also contributed, with eight catches for 106 yards.
But what Miami did, in dominating a suddenly punchless Chiefs squad (Matt Cassel completed just 20 of 39 passes; no Chiefs running back had more than 40 yards), may be bad in the long run. They fell out of a tie for the NFL's worst record with the Indianapolis Colts, and lost (regained?) their footing in a race to the bottom that should have Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck as its ultimate prize.
The win pushes Miami to 1-7 on the season. Kansas City falls to 4-4 with the loss.
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