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After losing seven straight games, it almost seemed the fans were almost ready to give up on their team's hopes this year and brace themselves for another long winter as a Dolphins fan.
The locker room had its squabbles while running back Reggie Bush put it best when he said his team stunk.
Just before all hope was lost, the schedule called for a trip to Kansas City.
The Chiefs at the time were a game over .500 and coming off a close win against the San Diego Chargers. Although they too started with their struggles, they had a four-game win streak and looked to extend their streak against a struggling Dolphins team.
Although the Dolphins were able to put a 31-3 beating on the Chiefs for their first win of the season, it shouldn't have come as a surprise to anyone.
While the Chiefs were able to put together a few wins, they were not a team that was bound for the playoffs. Wins against the lowly Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings and another against a Chargers team that was on its way to an inevitable downward spiral were some victories that few could call impressive wins.
Yes, the Dolphins beat a team that looked to have turned its season around, but if the Chiefs' schedule was less favorable for them, it wouldn't have been hard to believe that they too could have been in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes.