Wrap-up: Dolphins 31, Chiefs 3

A look at a shocker at Arrowhead Stadium.

What it means: If the Kansas City Chiefs don’t win the AFC West, this game will be looked at as the beginning of the end. The Chiefs came roaring into this game, winners of four straight games. They entered the game in a three-way tie for first place with the Chargers and Raiders. Now, they must hope those two teams lose to keep pace.

Tomorrow’s talker: The Chiefs lost at home, by 28 points, to the previously winless Dolphins. How does that happen? The Chiefs have been good for a month, but this performance was reminiscent of the first two weeks of the season when Kansas City was outscored 89-10.

Where’s the defense? One of the reasons the Chiefs were hot was the defense was playing great. The Chiefs allowed one touchdown in the past two games. Yet, the Dolphins passed and ran on Kansas City, steamrolling the home team.

What’s next: The Chiefs host Denver next Sunday before they enter a ferocious five-game stretch, beginning with a Monday night date at New England. The expectation was that the Chiefs would be 6-3 going into that stretch. Now, they must hope to be 5-4.