MIAMI (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs made a quick trip worth the trouble.

With Hurricane Wilma scrambling the schedule, the Chiefs arrived less than six hours before kickoff for a rare Friday night game, then shook off any flight fatigue to beat the Miami Dolphins 30-20.

Trent Green threw for 289 yards against Miami’s injury-depleted secondary, and the Chiefs totaled a season-high 462 yards while controlling the ball for nearly 42 minutes. Lawrence Tynes’ three field goals included a 51- and 52-yarder, the two longest kicks of his career.

Fans were jeering by Miami’s second series. Gus Frerotte misfired on two potential touchdown passes and went 11-for-29, Ricky Williams lost 1 yard in six carries and the defense gave up four scoring drives of eight plays or more.

On Thursday, with some forecasts predicting a weekend hurricane in Florida, the NFL moved up the scheduled Sunday kickoff by 42 hours. The Chiefs landed early Friday afternoon following a three-hour flight, then stretched their legs at a hotel before heading to the stadium.

Despite the less-than-ideal itinerary, Kansas City (4-2) scored a touchdown on the first series and never trailed.

Miami’s struggling secondary lost two starters in the first half to injuries: cornerback Sam Madison (hip) and safety Tebucky Jones (pectoral). Kansas City took advantage, scoring on five consecutive possessions for a 30-13 lead.

Sage Rosenfels replaced Frerotte with less than 3 minutes left, and his first pass was a 77-yard touchdown strike to Chris Chambers.

Kansas City’s Larry Johnson rushed for 93 yards and Priest Holmes ran for 90.

and two scores. Miami’s Williams, meanwhile, again saw limited duty in his second game following a one-year retirement and four-game drug suspension. He has seven yards on 11 carries this season.

Rookie teammate Ronnie Brown carried eight times for 95 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown on the first play of the second half that briefly reduced Miami’s deficit to 14-13. Kansas City answered with a TD two plays later on a 35-yard run by Holmes.

Another big gain got the Chiefs started. Green, who finished 20 for 34, hit Chris Horn for 50 yards on the first series to set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Holmes. A 29-yard pass from Green to Marc Boerigter led to Johnson’s 2-yard touchdown run for a 14-3 lead.


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