FIEDLER TO THE RESCUE

Coach Dave Wannstedt said he inserted Jay Fiedler into the game late in the third quarter Sunday night to give the team a spark. Well, it was more than a spark as Fiedler ignited a comeback that led the Dolphins to a 24-23 come-from-behind victory.

Fiedler came in with the Dolphins trailing 23-10 and engineered two drives that ended in Ricky Williams touchdown runs, the first coming on a fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard.

Wannstedt said after the game that Fiedler will start Thursday at Dallas, something that's not a surprise considering Fiedler's performance.

Williams also had a lot of success late, as he recorded only his fourth 100-yard game of the season.

The defense had its problems against the Washington offense, led by backup quarterback Tim Hasselbeck until coming up big in the final quarter.

The Dolphins stopped Washington's last two drives on a Jason Taylor sack on third down and on a Brock Marion interception.

The victory was clinched when Matt Turk picked up a one-hopper and boomed a long punt that was fumbled by Washington returner Pat Johnson and recovered by Miami.

So the Dolphins now find themselves at 7-4 heading into the Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas.


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