1972-Week 1 Dolphins@Chiefs

INURY REPORT: Miami’s Nick Buoniconti will miss the next 4 weeks!

PLAY BY PLAY REPORT

Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

~ 1st Quarter ~

KC – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Jan Stenerud with the kick off … … … he drives this one deep … … and Miami has it … about 9 yards into their endzone …

MIA – 14:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Mercury Morris is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Miami will scrimmage from their 20.

MIA – 14:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – We’ve got … 14:50 left in the 1st Quarter … Bob Griese from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … gets around the right corner … down the sideline … and sent head over heels out of bounds … a nice pickup of 8 yards … it’s 2nd and 2 from the Miami 28 yard line.

KC – 14:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Larry Csonka is the ball carrier … he runs for 6 yards and fumbles the football … Emmitt Thomas recovers the fumble for Kansas City … and returns it zero yards to the 34 yard line.

KC – 13:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson … drops back … … throws to Ed Podolak … and it’s swatted away … incomplete … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the Miami 34.

KC – 13:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – 2nd and 10 … the Chiefs set up in Pistol Formation … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … and the front line collapses … he’s tackled behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -7 yards … it’s now 3rd and 17 from the Miami 41.

KC – 13:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 17 and Kansas City is 0 for 0 on third down … Len Dawson … throws to Otis Taylor … and it’s incomplete … … Otis Taylor was hit just as the ball arrived … and couldn’t hold on … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 17 from the Miami 41.

KC – 12:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the 41 … the football will be spotted at the Miami 48 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 48 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Jan Stenerud with the kick … … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … wide left … the Chiefs waste a glorious opportunity to take the lead … the score remains … Miami 0 … and Kansas City 0 … the Dolphins will now scrimmage at their 20.

MIA – 12:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Dolphins with 14 yards rushing so far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … he bounces to the outside … reverses direction … leaps over a tackle and is spilled to the turf … … that’s a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Miami 22 yard line.

MIA – 11:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bob Griese from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … running to his left … not much there … breaks a tackle … and another one … and now he’s brought down after a decent pickup of 11 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 33.

MIA – 11:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … he takes it straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Chiefs after a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Miami 35 yard line.

MIA – 10:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the shotgun … Miami has picked up 29 yards on the ground thus far … and they’ll try to add to that total here as Bob Griese gives it to Mercury Morris … he takes it up the middle … and he’s tackled at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … Miami is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 35.

MIA – 10:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 8 and the Dolphins are 0 for 0 on third down … Bob Griese … throws to Marlin Briscoe … and it’s incomplete … … Marlin Briscoe and the Kansas City defender both got their feet tangled up with one another … … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 8 from the Miami 35.

MIA – 10:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

KC – 10:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall fields it at the Kansas City 28 … and returns the punt -1 yard … to the Kansas City 27 yard line.

KC – 09:50 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chiefs have passed for 0 yards so far … Miami with a delayed blitz … Len Dawson dumps it to Otis Taylor … and he’s hammered to the turf at the Kansas City 31 yard line … that’s a short gain of 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the Kansas City 31 yard line.

KC – 09:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 6 … Kansas City with -7 yards rushing so far … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … in high gear immediately … races through the line … and sent sprawling by a timely tackle … a pickup of 6 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 37.

KC – 09:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Dolphins are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Chiefs. It’s now 1st and 10 from the Miami 48 yard line.

KC – 08:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and is drilled out of bounds … a gain of just 5 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Miami 43.

KC – 08:05 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Good coverage by the Dolphins … Len Dawson goes long anyway … Ed Podolak pulls it out of the air … and he’s tackled at the Miami 9 … a gain of 34 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Miami 9.

KC – 07:35 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the shotgun … Kansas City has picked up 4 yards on the ground thus far … and they’ll try to add to that total here as Len Dawson gives it to Wendell Hayes … he takes it up the middle … and he’s tackled at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Miami 9.

KC – 07:20 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 9 … Len Dawson … checks down and throws short … … Elmo Wright is well defended and can’t come up with it … it’s incomplete … … it’s now 3rd and 9 from the Miami 9.

KC – 07:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Chiefs are 0 for 1 on third down … Len Dawson with a short toss to Otis Taylor … and he’s immediately wrapped up at the Miami 6 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 3 yards … it’s now 4th and goal from the Miami 6.

KC – 06:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – From the 6 … the football will be spotted at the Miami 13 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 13 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Jan Stenerud with the kick … … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … wide left … the Chiefs waste a glorious opportunity to take the lead … the score remains … Miami 0 … and Kansas City 0 … the Dolphins will now scrimmage at their 20.

MIA – 06:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap and gives it to Larry Csonka … running off-tackle … grabbed and flung to the ground … no gain … … Larry Csonka clearly did not like that tackle … but he’ll have to suck it up … as there is no flag on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Miami 20 yard line.

MIA – 05:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bob Griese barks out the signals … they’re in a Pro Set … Bob Griese takes the snap and shoves it into the gut of Mercury Morris … he’s looking for a crease … and he’s driven to the turf … no gain … Miami is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

MIA – 05:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Dolphins are 0 for 1 on third down … Bob Griese lobs it to Paul Warfield … he makes the catch … now he dives and reaches the Miami 26 yard line … a pickup of 6 yards on the play … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 4 from the Miami 26.

MIA – 05:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

KC – 05:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall fields it at the Kansas City 26 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Kansas City 26 yard line.

KC – 05:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson … throws to Otis Taylor … and it’s incomplete … … Len Dawson felt the Dolphins pressure coming from the outside … and just unloaded it … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 26 yard line.

KC – 04:32 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Len Dawson drops back to pass … PRESSURE FROM THE OUTSIDE … he tucks it in … and takes off … to the sideline … and out of bounds … he scrambles for 22 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 48.

KC – 04:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Illegal Formation). It’s now 1st and 15 from the Kansas City 43 yard line.

KC – 03:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Len Dawson looks over his line … they’re set in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … runs off-tackle right side … breaks a tackle … past the line of scrimmage … and brought down after a gain of 10 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the Miami 47.

KC – 03:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 03:47 left in the 1st Quarter … Len Dawson takes the snap from under center … and gives it to Ed Podolak … he bobbles the football … and now he’s crushed by an avalanche of Dolphins linemen … that will be a loss of -5 yards … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48.

KC – 03:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chiefs are 0 for 2 on third down … Len Dawson … throws to Elmo Wright … and it’s incomplete … … Elmo Wright got a hand on it … but couldn’t haul it in … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 10 from the Kansas City 48.

KC – 03:02 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are set in punt formation … … Jerrel Wilson’s punt will carry … … and it’s into the end zone … that’s a touchback … the Dolphins will scrimmage from their 20.

MIA – 02:47 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Bob Griese … throws to Howard Twilley … and it’s CAUGHT !!! … … NO !!! … … HE’S RULED OUT OF BOUNDS … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Miami 20 yard line.

MIA – 02:17 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 02:47 left in the 1st Quarter … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … runs right … slips … regains his balance … and now smacked to the turf … behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -6 yards … Miami is looking at 3rd and 16 from their own 14.

MIA – 01:47 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Bob Griese … takes his drop … waiting … and now he unloads it … … Marlin Briscoe pulls it in at the Kansas City 40 … … he hammers on the brakes as two Chiefs collide … and he carries it into the end zone … it’s a 86-yard touchdown.

MIA – 01:47 – ( 7 – 0 ) – … and Garo Yepremian’s point after is good !!

MIA – 01:47 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Here’s Garo Yepremian with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Chiefs will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

KC – 01:32 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Illegal Block). It’s now 1st and 20 from the Kansas City 10 yard line.

KC – 01:02 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Dolphins shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 31 yards on the ground so far … Kansas City is set up in the shotgun … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … delayed draw … BIG HOLE … hits the Dolphins secondary … and is finally reeled in … a big gain of 16 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the Kansas City 26 yard line.

KC – 00:32 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Len Dawson looking over the Dolphins defensive set up from shotgun Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … heading towards the sideline … BODIES FLYING EVERYWHERE … AND THE DOLPHINS SMACK HIM OUT OF BOUNDS … no gain … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 4 from their own 26.

KC – 00:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 4 and the Chiefs are 0 for 3 on third down … Len Dawson … rolling out to the right … goes the other way … pulled in by Dennis Homan … and he’s tackled at the Kansas City 28 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 2 yards … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 2 from the Kansas City 28.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

KC – 15:00 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Kansas City is set in punt formation … … Jerrel Wilson takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

MIA – 14:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Charlie Leigh fields it at the Miami 33 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Miami 33 yard line.

MIA – 14:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Fair Catch Interference) … and an automatic 1st down comes with it. It’s now 1st and 10 for the Dolphins from their own 48 yard line.

MIA – 14:15 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Jim Kiick … carries it to the left side … met at the line … driven back … and he churns forward again … and the Chiefs bring him down … just 1 yard gained … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Miami 49 yard line.

MIA – 13:45 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Chiefs shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 24 yards on the ground so far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Jim Kiick … he punches his way forward … spins off a hit … and now pulled down … that’s a small gain of 5 yards on the play … it’s now 3rd and 4 from the Kansas City 46.

MIA – 13:05 – ( 7 – 0 ) – The Dolphins are 1 for 3 on third down … Bob Griese takes the snap … hands it to Larry Csonka … he runs right … darts inside … moving ahead … … he’s got a 1st Down and more … and now he’s brought down … … a gain of 16 yards on the play … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 30.

MIA – 12:50 – ( 7 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … he takes it straight ahead … and is mowed down by a sea of Chiefs after a pickup of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Kansas City 28.

MIA – 12:35 – ( 7 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 8 … Bob Griese … looking for an open man … … throws to Mercury Morris … but he’s well defended … and it’s incomplete … … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the Kansas City 28.

MIA – 12:20 – ( 10 – 0 ) – From the 28 … the football will be spotted at the Kansas City 35 yard line and the Dolphins are looking at a 35 yard field goal attempt … … … and Garo Yepremian’s field goal from 35 yards … … IS HAMMERED ON A LINE … … AND IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Dolphins the lead … it’s now 10-0 for Miami.

MIA – 12:20 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Garo Yepremian with the kick off … … … and the Chiefs will field it … at the Kansas City 12 …

KC – 12:05 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall returns the kick off 7 yards … to the Kansas City 19 yard line.

KC – 11:35 – ( 10 – 0 ) – There’s 12:05 left in the 2nd Quarter … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … draw play … right up the middle … he’s tripped and dives straight ahead … a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Kansas City 21 yard line.

KC – 11:05 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … nice move to get through the line … dances around a tackle … straight-arm … and now he’s pounced on and forced to the turf … a nice pickup of 19 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 40.

KC – 10:50 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … play-action-pass … Len Dawson airs it out downfield … Ed Podolak in a struggle with a Dolphins defender … and neither one of them can pull it in … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 40 yard line.

KC – 10:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Kansas City is in the shotgun … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … cuts to his left … straight arms a Dolphins defender and now he’s brought to the turf … for a pickup of 4 yards … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 44.

KC – 10:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Dolphins are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unnecessary Roughness) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Chiefs. It’s now 1st and 10 from the Miami 41 yard line.

KC – 09:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … he goes up the middle … and he’s dragged down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -1 yard … that sets up a 2nd and 11 from the Miami 42.

KC – 09:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 11 … Len Dawson sends a man in motion … takes the snap and throws to Elmo Wright at the Miami 39 … straight-arms a tackle … and now he’s swarmed and swallowed up at the Miami 34 yard line … a gain of 8 yards … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the Miami 34.

KC – 09:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 and the Chiefs are 0 for 4 on third down … Len Dawson … throws to Otis Taylor … and it’s incomplete … … Len Dawson felt the pressure … and had to unload it, before he wanted to … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 3 from the Miami 34.

KC – 09:10 – ( 10 – 0 ) – From the 34 … the football will be spotted at the Miami 41 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 41 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Jan Stenerud with the kick … … SHANKED … and off to the right … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … … the Chiefs fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … Miami 10 … and Kansas City 0 … the Dolphins will now scrimmage at their 20.

MIA – 08:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … taking it off-tackle … right side … bounces off a hit … now shifting further to the right … and slammed down … a pickup of 4 yards … it’s 2nd and 6 from the Miami 24 yard line.

MIA – 08:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … taking it off-tackle … right side … bounces off a hit … now shifting further to the right … and slammed down … a pickup of 3 yards … Miami is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 27.

MIA – 07:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … he heads to the left side … now caught and driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 5 from the Miami 25.

MIA – 07:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

KC – 07:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall fields it at the Kansas City 21 … and returns the punt 27 yards … to the Kansas City 48 yard line.

KC – 07:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson is shifting his backfield … now they’re set … Len Dawson takes the snap … low throw to Otis Taylor … and it bounces a good two feet in front of him … and it’s incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 48 yard line.

KC – 07:10 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson is in the shotgun … throws to Ed Podolak … and it’s incomplete … … Ed Podolak is claiming he made the catch … but he’s over-ruled by the officiating crew, who say he trapped it against the turf … … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 48.

KC – 06:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chiefs are 0 for 5 on third down … Elmo Wright hauls in Len Dawson’s pass at the Miami 36 … swings back to the middle of the field … … .. and brought down at the Miami 20 … a gain of 32 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 20.

KC – 06:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Chiefs break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 83 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Miami 18.

KC – 05:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – There’s 06:00 left in the 2nd Quarter … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … runs right … slips … regains his balance … and now smacked to the turf … behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -5 yards … it’s now 3rd and 13 from the Miami 23.

KC – 05:10 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and Kansas City is 1 for 6 on third down … Len Dawson checks the play-clock … now takes the snap … throws to Dennis Homan … incomplete … … batted away at the last second by Miami … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 13 from the Miami 23.

KC – 04:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – From the 23 … the football will be spotted at the Miami 30 yard line and the Chiefs are looking at a 30 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Jan Stenerud with the kick … … SHANKED … and off to the right … and it’s … … NO GOOD !! … … the Chiefs fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … Miami 10 … and Kansas City 0 … the Dolphins will now scrimmage at their 20.

MIA – 04:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Mercury Morris is the ball carrier … he runs for 2 yards and fumbles the football … Doug Crusan recovers the fumble … and he returns it for zero yards … … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Miami 22 yard line.

MIA – 03:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bob Griese in the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … running to his right … and the Chiefs swarm to meet him … and he’s held to a gain of 2 yards … Miami is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 24.

MIA – 03:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and Miami is 2 for 5 on third down … Bob Griese … throws to Marlin Briscoe … and it’s incomplete … … batted down at the line of scrimmage by Kansas City … … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 6 from the Miami 24.

MIA – 03:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

KC – 03:25 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall fields it at the Kansas City 35 … and returns the punt 0 yards … to the Kansas City 35 yard line.

KC – 02:55 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are in Pistol Formation … Len Dawson throws outside right … caught by Wendell Hayes … and he’s snowed under at the Kansas City 37 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Kansas City 37 yard line.

KC – 02:40 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson sets up under center … takes the snap and drops back … … throws a quick outlet to Willie Frazier … bang-bang play … and the Dolphins defender got his hand in there to break it up … … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 37.

KC – 02:10 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 8 and the Chiefs are 1 for 7 on third down … Len Dawson … throws a strike to Elmo Wright … who comes back to the ball at the Kansas City 45 … no room to run … and he’s tackled at the Kansas City 45 yard line … a gain of 8 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 45.

KC – 02:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson … feeling the heat … moving out of the pocket … AND DRAGGED DOWN FROM BEHIND BY BOB MATHENSON … and that’s a loss of 6 yards … that is Miami’s 1st sack of the game … that sack by Bob Mathenson makes it … 2nd and 16 from the Kansas City 39 yard line.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

KC – 02:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson’s pass for Dennis Homan … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Dolphins have the ball at the Miami 33 yard line …

MIA – 01:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Tim Foley returns the interception 4 yards … to the Miami 37 yard line.

MIA – 01:15 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Miami is in the shotgun … they have 56 yards on the ground so far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … running off-tackle … right side … past the line of scrimmage … AND HE’S DECKED … a gain of 3 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 7 from the Miami 40 yard line.

MIA – 01:02 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Dolphins break the huddle in Pistol Formation … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … slashing his way through traffic … sidesteps a hit … lowers his shoulder … and is banged to the turf … a solid pickup of 20 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 40.

01:02 – TIME-OUT – The Miami Dolphins call their 1st Time-Out.

MIA – 00:32 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bob Griese pulls away from center … OH … AARON BROWN JUST BLEW THRU THE LINE … AND SMOKED HIM !! … and that’s a loss of 3 yards … that is Kansas City’s 1st sack of the game … that loss sets up a 2nd and 13 from the Kansas City 43.

MIA – 00:17 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 13 … Bob Griese barking out the signals … now takes the snap … throws to Paul Warfield … and it bounces a foot in front of him … incomplete … … it’s now 3rd and 13 from the Kansas City 43.

MIA – 00:02 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and Miami is 2 for 6 on third down … Bob Griese … looking for an open man … … throws to Paul Warfield … but he’s well defended … and it’s incomplete … … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 13 from the Kansas City 43.

MIA – 00:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – From the 43 … the football will be spotted at the 50 and the Dolphins are looking at a 50 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Garo Yepremian with the kick … … and it’s … … NOT EVEN CLOSE … WAY OFF TO THE RIGHT … NO GOOD !! … he really shanked that one … … the Dolphins fail to widen their lead … the score remains … Miami 10 … and Kansas City 0 … the Chiefs will now scrimmage at their 20.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the Miami Dolphins 10 … and the Kansas City Chiefs 0.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Chiefs kicked off to begin the game … now the Dolphins will kick off to begin the second half …

MIA – 15:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Garo Yepremian with the kick off … … … and the Chiefs will field it … at the Kansas City 1 …

KC – 14:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Ed Podolak returns the kick off 23 yards … to the Kansas City 24 yard line.

KC – 14:15 – ( 10 – 0 ) – We have 14:45 left in the 3rd Quarter … Len Dawson takes the snap … hands it to Ed Podolak … he runs right … darts inside … HE’S GOT THE 1ST DOWN AND MORE … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 19 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 43.

KC – 13:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … he forges his way straight ahead … not much there … but he squeezes through the line … now he’s dumped with a hard hit … a pickup of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the Kansas City 46 yard line.

KC – 13:15 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson … looking for an open man … and Vern Den Herder just came out of nowhere and drilled him … and that’s a loss of 6 yards … that is Miami’s 2nd sack of the game … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 40 after that sack.

KC – 12:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Chiefs are 2 for 8 on third down … Len Dawson … over the middle to Otis Taylor … and he’s sandwiched by two defenders and knocked down at the Kansas City 49 yard line … a pickup of 9 yards … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 4 from the Kansas City 49.

KC – 12:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Kansas City is set in punt formation … … Jerrel Wilson takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

MIA – 12:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Charlie Leigh fields it at the Miami 11 … and returns the punt 8 yards … to the Miami 19 yard line.

MIA – 12:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – 12:30 left in the 3rd Quarter … Bob Griese is in the shotgun … gives it to Jim Kiick … he attacks the center of the line … HUGE PILE UP … and he’s stopped for no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Miami 19 yard line.

MIA – 11:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Dolphins line up in double tight end Formation … quick snap to Bob Griese … he hands it to Larry Csonka … too slow in developing … he’s hit in the backfield … shrugs off the hit … and now he’s brought down … right at the line of scrimmage … Miami is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 19.

MIA – 11:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Dolphins are 2 for 7 on third down … Bob Griese unloads it downfield … two Chiefs collide and Howard Twilley makes the catch … and he’s immediately brought down at the Miami 32 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 32.

MIA – 10:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Miami with 79 yards on the ground so far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … he’s met at the line … but keeps chugging forward until he’s brought down … a gain of 3 yards … it’s 2nd and 7 from the Miami 35 yard line.

MIA – 10:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Chiefs shuffling at the line … they’ve given up 82 yards on the ground so far … Miami is set up in the shotgun … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … running left … filters through the line … trying to get his leg untangled … and now he’s hauled down after a decent pickup of 11 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 46.

MIA – 09:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Kansas City showing blitz … AND HERE THEY COME … Bob Griese hands it to Mercury Morris … and he’s smothered and dropped … the Chiefs were all over Mercury Morris on that play … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Miami 46 yard line.

MIA – 09:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are playing the run … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … runs it up the middle … nothing there but Chiefs … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -3 yards … Miami is looking at 3rd and 13 from their own 43.

MIA – 08:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 13 and the Dolphins are 3 for 8 on third down … Bob Griese takes the snap … now rolling to his right … sidesteps a hit and throws to Paul Warfield … and it’s incomplete … … batted away by a Chiefs defender … … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 13 from the Miami 43.

MIA – 08:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

KC – 08:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall fields it at the Kansas City 26 … and returns the punt 5 yards … to the Kansas City 31 yard line.

KC – 08:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Kansas City is set in Pistol Formation … they have 90 yards on the ground so far … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Wendell Hayes … running to his right … hurdles a tackle at the line of scrimmage … and now he’s spilled … a pickup of 12 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 43.

KC – 07:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and is drilled out of bounds … a gain of just 5 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Kansas City 48 yard line.

KC – 07:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Kansas City breaks the huddle in the shotgun … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Budde … running off the right-tackle … his front line gives way … and he’s driven to the turf behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -1 yard … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 6 from their own 47.

KC – 07:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Len Dawson’s pass for Dennis Homan … is INTERCEPTED !!! … the Dolphins have the football right at midfield …

MIA – 06:45 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bill Stanfill returns the interception -9 yards … to the Miami 41 yard line.

MIA – 06:15 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Miami is in the shotgun … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Jim Kiick … cuts to his left … straight arms a Chiefs defender and now he’s brought to the turf … for a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Miami 43 yard line.

MIA – 06:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Encroachment). It’s now 2nd and 3 from the Miami 48 yard line.

MIA – 05:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Kansas City jumps offside … but get back in time … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … good burst of speed … and now tripped and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 15 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 37.

MIA – 05:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – Bob Griese … barking out signals … from the shotgun … now he takes the snap … hands it to Larry Csonka … and he’s bulldozed right at the exchange … it’s amazing that he made it back to the line of scrimmage … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 37.

MIA – 04:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – We have 05:00 left in the 3rd Quarter … Bob Griese takes the snap … hands it to Mercury Morris … he runs right … darts inside … HE’S GOT THE 1ST DOWN AND MORE … now he’s hit and dropped … a gain of 19 yards on the play … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 18.

MIA – 04:00 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are playing run … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … he tries going outside … AND HE’S SMOKED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 14 from the Kansas City 22.

MIA – 03:30 – ( 10 – 0 ) – The Chiefs bring their linebackers right up to the line … Bob Griese takes the snap … and hands it to Larry Csonka … trying to get to the outside … and he’s smacked out of bounds … NO GAIN … it’s now 3rd and 14 from the Kansas City 22.

MIA – 03:15 – ( 10 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 14 and Miami is 3 for 9 on third down … Bob Griese takes the snap … AND THE DAM BREAKS AS THE CHIEFS POUR IN … … Bob Griese … in scramble mode … now he just unloads it over his shoulder without looking … Marlin Briscoe is there … and lets it drop … a good move … if he caught it, he would have taken a certain loss … … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 14 from the Kansas City 22.

MIA – 03:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – From the 22 … the football will be spotted at the Kansas City 29 yard line and the Dolphins are looking at a 29 yard field goal attempt … … … and Garo Yepremian’s field goal from 29 yards … … is right through the uprights … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Dolphins the lead … it’s now 13-0 for Miami.

MIA – 03:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Garo Yepremian with the kick off … … … and the Chiefs will field it … at the Kansas City 3 …

KC – 02:45 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall returns the kick off 43 yards … to the Kansas City 46 yard line.

KC – 02:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … play-action-pass … Len Dawson fires it into a crowd … Ed Podolak takes a hard hit and can’t hang on … you could feel that hit up here in the booth … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 46 yard line.

KC – 02:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Len Dawson looking downfield … airs it out … … Otis Taylor glides under it and hauls it in … and he’s hit down at the Miami 23 … a gain of 31 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 23.

KC – 01:20 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Mike Adamle … he runs left … knocked over bowling pins litter the field … OH, HE HAD CLEAR SAILING … BUT LOST HIS FOOTING … a gain of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Miami 17.

KC – 00:50 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 4 … the Chiefs break the huddle and come to the line … they’ve got 133 yards in passing so far … but they’re taking to the ground here … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Jeff Kinney … following his right guard … and now he’s yanked to the turf … that’s a gain of 3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 1 from the Miami 14.

KC – 00:10 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Kansas City comes out in I Formation … 3rd and 1 … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Jeff Kinney … he drives into the line … and the Dolphins are there and meet him – head on … a 1 yard gain … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 13.

KC – 00:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Miami showing blitz … AND THEY BRING IT … Len Dawson hands it to Wendell Hayes … he makes for the sideline … and he’s drilled out of bounds … the Dolphins are fired up after that play … no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Miami 13.

~ 4th Quarter ~

KC – 14:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Len Dawson in shotgun … takes the snap and hands it off to Ed Podolak … searching the left side … nothing there but a mass of bodies … and the Dolphins clearly won that trench battle … as Ed Podolak is held to no gain … it’s now 3rd and 10 from the Miami 13.

KC – 14:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chiefs are 3 for 11 on third down … Len Dawson curls out of the pocket … dumps it off to Elmo Wright at the Miami 12 … spins off a hit … and now he’s slung to the turf at the Miami 1 yard line … a pickup of 12 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Miami 1.

KC – 13:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Kansas City is set in Pistol Formation … Len Dawson takes the snap … and gives it to Ed Podolak … he’s looking for a gap in the line … but there’s nothing there … and he’s brought down … that will be a loss of -4 yards … it’s now 2nd and goal from the Miami 5.

KC – 13:15 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Len Dawson takes the snap … and the Dolphins are blitzing … Len Dawson takes the hit to make a play … … and just got his throw off … … and Otis Taylor traps it against the turf … incomplete … as Len Dawson is just now picking himself off the dirt … … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Miami 5.

KC – 13:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Chiefs are 4 for 12 on third down … Len Dawson floats it to Ed Podolak … he cuts to the inside … and meets a freight train coming the other way at the Miami 3 yard line … a painful pickup of 2 yards … it’s now 4th and goal from the Miami 3.

MIA – 12:45 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are setting up for the field goal attempt … whoa !! … there’s a loose ball from an errant snap … … now there’s a mad scramble for the ball … and it looks like the Dolphins have it … at the Miami 17 yard line … Curtis Johnson recovers the fumble for Miami … and returns it zero yards to the 17 yard line.

MIA – 12:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs have given up 122 yards on the ground thus far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … he cuts to his right … and is tackled after a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Miami 19 yard line.

MIA – 11:35 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese is in the shotgun … with a long count … takes it and gives it to Mercury Morris … running it to the left … and he’s stood up by a swarm of Chiefs … no gain … Miami is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 19.

MIA – 11:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – There’s 11:35 left in the 4th Quarter … the Dolphins are 3 for 10 on third down … Bob Griese takes the snap … hands it to Mercury Morris … runs right … slips … regains his balance … and now smacked to the turf … behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -3 yards … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 11 from the Miami 16.

MIA – 11:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Miami is set in punt formation … … Larry Seiple takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

MIA – 10:50 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Larry Marshall returns the punt 49 yards … and the ball is fumbled at the Miami 12 yard line … Otto Stowe recovers the fumble for Miami … and returns it zero yards to the 12 yard line.

MIA – 10:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs have given up 121 yards on the ground thus far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … he cuts to his right … and is tackled after a pickup of 5 yards … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Miami 17 yard line.

MIA – 09:50 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 5 … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and is drilled out of bounds … a gain of just 2 yards on the play … Miami is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 19.

MIA – 09:20 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Miami came into this game with a 0-0-0 record … and with 09:50 left here in the 4th Quarter … they have a good chance to improve on that … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … slow-developing play … but it speeds up in a hurry as he’s through the Kansas City line … into open space … and now he’s pushed out of bounds … give him 19 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 38.

MIA – 08:50 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … from the shotgun … he will carry it himself … he’s slow in getting going … and hit behind the line by three Chiefs … and stopped dead in his tracks … that will be a loss of -5 yards … it’s 2nd and 15 from the Miami 33 yard line.

MIA – 08:35 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Dolphins pickup the blitz … Bob Griese lobs it to Marlin Briscoe at the Miami 36 … banging his way straight ahead … still going … and tackled at the Kansas City 48 yard line … a pickup of 19 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 48.

MIA – 08:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese will hand it to Jim Kiick … trying to get to the sideline … AND HE WON’T GET THERE … as the Chiefs pull him down at the line of scrimmage for no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 48.

MIA – 07:35 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Miami has put up 124 yards in the air thus far … Bob Griese … dodges a hit … throws to Paul Warfield … caught at the Kansas City 32 … he tries to pull himself out of a grasp … but he’s tackled at the Kansas City 30 … a pickup of 18 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 30.

MIA – 07:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are playing the run … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Jim Kiick … runs it up the middle … nothing there but Chiefs … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 12 from the Kansas City 32.

MIA – 06:50 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese … throws to Marlin Briscoe … and it’s incomplete … … Bob Griese felt the pressure … and had to unload it, before he wanted to … … it’s now 3rd and 12 from the Kansas City 32.

MIA – 06:20 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 12 and the Dolphins are 4 for 12 on third down … Bob Griese stays in the pocket … flares it out to the right … pulled in by Paul Warfield … and he’s tripped up at the Kansas City 26 yard line … that’s a short gain of 6 yards … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 6 from the Kansas City 26.

MIA – 06:05 – ( 13 – 0 ) – From the 26 … the football will be spotted at the Kansas City 33 yard line and the Dolphins are looking at a 33 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Garo Yepremian with the kick … … it’s long enough … … NO GOOD !! … … wide to the right … … the Dolphins fail to widen their lead … the score remains … Miami 13 … and Kansas City 0 … the Chiefs will now scrimmage at their 20.

KC – 05:45 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Len Dawson eases in under center … takes the snap and makes a quick drop … … throws to Willie Frazier … bang-bang play … and the Dolphins defender got his hand in there to break it up … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Kansas City 20 yard line.

KC – 05:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Dolphins have everyone up on the line … now they drop seven men back … Len Dawson is in the shotgun … takes the snap and rolls to the right … … throws … Otis Taylor drops to one knee … but can’t come up with it … and it’s incomplete … … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 20.

KC – 05:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Chiefs are 4 for 13 on third down … Len Dawson takes the snap and rolls right … short toss to Elmo Wright at the Kansas City 23 … pirouettes around a tackle … still going …and he’s dumped at the Kansas City 30 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Kansas City 30.

KC – 04:45 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 1st and 25 from the Kansas City 15 yard line.

KC – 04:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs with 157 yards passing so far … Len Dawson takes the snap … quick drop … … and he throws left side … and Otis Taylor misjudged it and dropped it … incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 25 from the Kansas City 15 yard line.

KC – 04:15 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 25 … Len Dawson … takes the snap … and drops back … throws it into a crowd … … and Ed Podolak is well defended and can’t haul it in … it’s incomplete … … Kansas City is looking at 3rd and 25 from their own 15.

KC – 04:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 25 and the Chiefs are 5 for 14 on third down … Len Dawson … throws to Elmo Wright … and he’s wide open … and it’s incomplete … … will that overthrown pass come back to haunt them … … the Chiefs now face a 4th and 25 from the Kansas City 15.

KC – 04:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Kansas City is set in punt formation … … Jerrel Wilson takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

MIA – 03:45 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Jake Scott … calls for the fair catch … and Miami will start 1st and 10 from their own 33 yard line.

MIA – 03:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … from the shotgun … and gives it to Jim Kiick … sifts his way past the line of scrimmage … there’s lots of room ahead … but he’s brought down before he can get there … a gain of 7 yards … it’s 2nd and 3 from the Miami 40 yard line.

MIA – 02:15 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … going off-tackle right side … past the line of scrimmage … slows to avoid a hit … and is tackled from behind … a pickup of 9 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Miami 49.

MIA – 02:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Mercury Morris … he’s going left … nothing there … now shifting to the right side … and tripped up behind the line of scrimmage … that’s a loss of -3 yards … it’s 2nd and 13 from the Miami 46 yard line.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

MIA – 01:15 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Chiefs have given up 153 yards on the ground thus far … Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Larry Csonka … he cuts to his right … and is tackled after a pickup of 3 yards … Miami is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 49.

MIA – 00:30 – ( 13 – 0 ) – The Dolphins are 4 for 13 on third down … Bob Griese takes the snap … hands it to Jim Kiick … he feigns right … now left … and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 6 yards … the Dolphins now face a 4th and 4 from the Kansas City 45.

MIA – 00:00 – ( 13 – 0 ) – Bob Griese takes the snap … and gives it to Jim Kiick … he sidesteps a hit … and now he’s dragged down … that’s a gain of 2 yards … they didn’t make it … Miami turns it over on downs … and the Chiefs have the football at the Kansas City 43 yard line.

Game Over – Final Score: Miami Dolphins 13 at Kansas City Chiefs 0

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