FIEDLER EARNS AFC HONOR

Jay Fiedler is on a roll these days, and he was recognized on Wednesday for his performance in the Thanksgiving Day victory at Dallas. Fiedler was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

Fiedler became the third Dolphins quarterback to win that award and the first since Dan Marino was honored in Week Five of the 1999 season. Scott Mitchell is the other Dolphins QB to be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Fiedler was recognized for his awesome day at Dallas when he completed 16 of 20 passes for 239 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Fiedler finished the game with a quarterback rating of 156.0, just short of the perfect mark of 158.3.

In other news:

-- Coach Dave Wannstedt said it was doubtful that either Tim Bowens or Rob Burnett would be able to play Sunday at New England. Both players are listed as doubtful for the game and both sat out practice on Wednesday.

-- With Burnett probably sitting out the game, look for David Bowens to make his first appearance of the season.

Bowens was just activated off the non-football injury list, the result of his offseason household accident.

"He practiced and looked good," Wannstedt said. "He's an energy guy. He's got some fresh legs, I know that."

Bowens could see action at defensive end, as well as on special teams against the Patriots.


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