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Quick Take: Dolphins remain in playoff chase

It was over when ...
Dolphins safety Renaldo Hill posted his third interception of the season when he stepped in front of a Tyler Thigpen pass with under one minute remaining in the fourth quarter. Hill returned the ball 16 yards to the Kansas City 3-yard line, allowing Miami's offense to go into victory formation and stay in the AFC East race.

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Chad Pennington led the Dolphins on a 13-play, 85-yard drive for the go-ahead score, hitting tight end Anthony Fasanoon a 14-yard touchdown pass with 4:14 left in the fourth quarter. Pennington finished 26-of-34 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns. He threw three TD passes in a game for only the second time this season.

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The game-time temperature was 10 degrees, with a minus-12 wind chill. Despite that and a stiff wind, the teams combined for 895 yards, with Kansas City taking a 492-403 edge.

The Dolphins scored on their first play from scrimmage when WR Ted Ginn took an end-around for 31 yards. It was Ginn's second rushing touchdown this season. ... Larry Johnson went over 100 rushing yards for the first time since Week 4, when he ran for 198 yards against the Broncos. ... Miami has won eight of its last nine games and four straight on the road. ... The Dolphins have won six of their past eight meetings with the Chiefs, and the series is now tied at 12. ... The Dolphins remained in the playoff hunt with the win. Check out the latest playoff scenarios.

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