-- Williams now has four 100-yard games this season, one shy of the team record set by Delvin Williams in 1978.
-- This marked the first time the Dolphins beat New England the year after the Patriots went to the Super Bowl. The Dolphins had been 0-5 in such games.
-- This was the fifth meeting between Norv Turner and Bill Belichick since Turner first became an NFL offensive coordinator with Dallas in 1991. Every time, Turner's teams have scored 26 or 27 points.
-- Rookie Randy McMichael's touchdown catch was his third of the season, the most for a Dolphins tight end since Troy Drayton had three in 1998.
The Dolphins have now scored 156 points this season, the second-highest total for the Dolphins through five games. The team record is 164, established in 1984.
-- Rookie free agent offensive lineman Greg Jerman dressed for the first time this season but did not play.
-- Dolphins inactives included CB Omare Lowe, CB Paul Miranda, LB Twan Russell, T Mark Dixon, DT Dario Romero, WR Robert Baker and TE Desmond Clark. Sage Rosenfels, as usual, was the third quarterback.
WHAT THEY SAID:
COACH DAVE WANNSTEDT: "Last week's loss was a team loss. We talked about that. Everybody was involved and our guys knew that we were a better football team than that. They worked hard to correct it. Nobody panicked this week. Nobody listened to anything on the outside. Nobody doubted anything in that locker room."
RB RICKY WILLIAMS: "The 14 (carries) that I had last week were tougher than the 30 I had this week. I lot of the times that I was tackled, I was falling forward instead of being hit. Today, I was just focused on getting back to the line of scrimmage and always falling forward."
QB JAY FIEDLER: "We figured going into the game that their focus was going to be on Ricky based on what what they have done in the last two games, giving up a lot of rushing yards and what we've been able to do rushing the football. We knew it was going to come down to some one-on-one matchups. Being able to take advantage of them, we got a couple of plays on the outside that kept drives alive and had some big plays to move the ball downfield. The running game came through in the second half, really pounding on them in the heat."
DE JASON TAYLOR: "We got our butts kicked last week and we knew it and everybody knew it. We came out and responded, so this was a big game for a lot of different reasons. After a tough loss and to have to play against New England, the Super Bowl champs, it's not the easiest task and we came out and responded well to it."