1:00 PM ET, December 21, 2008
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The coldest conditions any Miami team has played in couldn't stop these history-making Dolphins.Thriving in mind-numbing frigidity, Chad Pennington threw three touchdown passes Sunday in a 38-31 victory over Kansas City that continued one of the most remarkable comeback seasons in NFL history.
• The Dolphins are 10-5, five games over .500 for the first time since they were 11-5 at the end of the 2001 season.
• Chad Pennington threw for three touchdowns and 235 yards, giving him a career-high 3,453 this season, surpassing his 3,352 with the 2006 Jets.
• Miami allowed a TD for the first time since Week 12, a three-plus game span of 185 minutes and 22 seconds.
• Tony Gonzalez has 64 receiving yards for the fourth 1,000-yard season of his career, including two straight years for the first time. He is the first Chief and first tight end with four 1,000-yard seasons.
-- ESPN research
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At 10 degrees, it was exactly 30 degrees colder than the coldest home game the Dolphins ever played, on Dec. 24, 1989 against, of all teams, the Chiefs. ... Dolphins lost their previous coldest game, 14-10, at New England. ... The coldest game played at Arrowhead kicked off at zero degrees on Dec. 18, 1983. ... KC's Tony Gonzalez became the first tight end with four 1,000-yard receiving seasons.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.3||7.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||14:42||Ted Ginn Jr. 31 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||7||0|
|FG||11:43||Dan Carpenter 34 Yd||10||0|
|TD||10:15||Devard Darling 33 Yd Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Connor Barth Kick)||10||7|
|TD||14:05||Tony Gonzalez 8 Yd Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Connor Barth Kick)||10||14|
|TD||11:33||David Martin 11 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||17||14|
|TD||10:32||Larry Johnson 2 Yd Run (Connor Barth Kick)||17||21|
|TD||06:12||Anthony Fasano 14 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||24||21|
|TD||00:50||Tyler Thigpen 8 Yd Run (Connor Barth Kick)||24||28|
|FG||09:11||Connor Barth 27 Yd||24||31|
|TD||06:46||Ricky Williams 4 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||31||31|
|TD||04:08||Anthony Fasano 14 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick)||38||31|