David Woodley threw a one-yard touchdown pass and Andra Franklin pushed over from a yard out for a score today, enough to carry the Miami Dolphins to a 14-6 victory over Kansas City, which failed to score a touchdown for the second straight game.
The Chiefs took a 6-0 lead in an error-filled first half on field goals of 45 and 46 yards by Nick Lowery.
Franklin's touchdown put the Dolphins on top at the half and Woodley's toss to tight end Dan Johnson completed a 14-play, 85-yard drive that consumed nine minutes of the third quarter.
The Dolphins (3-1) rebounded from a 27-14 Monday night loss to the Los Angeles Raiders. The Chiefs, who lost to the Redskins last week, fell to 1-3.
Lowery also provided all of the Chiefs' scoring in the 27-12 loss to the Redskins with four field goals.
Miami lost a team-record five fumbles among a total of 12 turnovers by the two teams. Seven of those came in the second quarter.
"We made all the offensive mistakes we could," said Miami Coach Don Shula. "The defense kept bailing the offense out." Miami intercepted four of Bill Kenney's passes.
One of them led to Franklin's touchdown. Rookie linebacker Mike Brown batted a pass from Kenney into the air and grabbed it as it came down to give the Dolphins the ball on the Chiefs' 42.
Woodley passed to Duriel Harris for 10 yards and scrambled for 15 to move Miami into scoring position.
The Dolphins' second touchdown drive started with Woodley completing a seven-yard pass to Tony Nathan. Big plays that kept the march going included a 15-yard pass, Woodley to Harris, and an 18-yard halfback pass from Nathan to tight end Bruce Hardy.
Lowery's first field goal was set up when Franklin fumbled and safety Lloyd Burruss picked up the ball and ran 22 yards to the Miami 28. The second field goal came at the end of a 12-play, 56-yard drive.
"When you get seven turnovers that should be enough for you to win," said Chiefs Coach John Mackovic.