By DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Dolphins sure didn't look like a winless team Sunday.
The Chiefs didn't look like a team that had won four straight, either.
Matt Moore threw for 244 yards and three touchdowns, Reggie Bush had 92 yards rushing and another score and Miami walloped Kansas City 31-3 for its first win of the season.
Moore, who took over after Chad Henne had season-ending shoulder surgery, became the first Dolphins quarterback since Chad Pennington in 2008 to throw three TD passes. Two of them went to tight end Anthony Fasano and another to Brandon Marshall, who finished with eight catches for 106 yards.
Miami (1-7) and Indianapolis had been the only remaining winless teams in the NFL, but the Dolphins had come close to breaking through the past two weeks. They blew a 15-point lead in an overtime loss to Denver and a seven-point lead last week against the New York Giants.
Kansas City (4-4), meanwhile, was the first team since the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2000 to win four straight after losing its first three. But the Steelers went on to win nine in a row that season - the Dolphins made sure the Chiefs wouldn't be able to accomplish that.
Matt Cassel was 20 of 39 for 253 yards for Kansas City despite going against a secondary that was missing starting cornerback Vontae Davis and had backup Nolan Carroll leave several times during the game with a hamstring injury.
Of course, the defensive backfield didn't have much to defend.
The Dolphins' relentless front spent most of the afternoon in Cassel's face, sacking him five times and forcing the slow-footed quarterback to scramble nine more times. The Chiefs came into the game having allowed 13 sacks all season, tied for sixth-best in the league.
Things looked promising for Kansas City its opening possession, when it put together a grinding, 14-play, 53-yard drive that Ryan Succop finished off with a 43-yard field goal.
The Chiefs didn't do much after that.
Miami answered with a touchdown later in the first quarter when nobody pick up Fasano off the line of scrimmage. Moore simply tossed a pass to him from 3 yards out for the score, the first of 31 straight points scored by the Dolphins - more than they'd scored in a game this season.
On the Dolphins' ensuing possession, Moore hit fullback Charles Clay for gains of 21 and 22 yards, and then found Fasano open down the sideline for a 35-yard touchdown completion and a 14-3 lead.
Fasano's only other two-TD game came against the Chiefs in 2008.
The Dolphins offense really hit the accelerator in the third quarter, when Moore found Marshall on a 14-yard touchdown and Bush shook loose for a 28-yard scoring run, the former No. 2 overall draft pick's first TD on the ground since Nov. 15, 2009.
Any chance of a comeback by Kansas City ended early in the fourth quarter, when it had second-and-2 at the Dolphins 4. After an incompletion by Cassel and a run by Dexter McCluster that gained about 2 feet, Cassel's fourth-down pass fell incomplete and Miami took over.
The Chiefs also couldn't score on fourth-and-goal at the Dolphins 5 in the closing minutes.
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