-- James McKnight's 77-yard gain on a Ray Lucas pass on the last play of the third quarter was the longest play of the season for the Dolphins offense, surpassing Williams' 53-yard gain on a screen pass in the game at Indianapolis.
-- Offensive tackle Todd Wade went from goat to hero very quickly on one second-half drive. On one play, he was penalized for a false start; on the next, he recovered a Ricky Williams fumble.
-- Inactive players on Sunday included injured players Jay Fiedler and Cris Carter, as well as CB Omare Lowe, CB Paul Miranda, LB Justin Seaverns, T Greg Jerman and DT Dario Romero. Dave Dickenson again served as the third quarterback.
-- The Dolphins did not appear to suffer any injuries during the game.
-- Defensive end Jason Taylor's second sack of the day helped him reach the 50-sack plateau for his career.
-- As the Dolphins cheerleaders performed a dance routine during the break following the third quarter, tight end Randy McMichael decided to join them and was trying to match their moves as he stood next to the Dolphins huddle.
Believe us, it was a lot funnier than it sounds.
WHAT THEY SAID:
Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson: "They did whatever they wanted to do to us today. They certainly did a good job of preparing for us. I think a lot of their success comes from Zach Thomas. He reads the plays so well and he is always there before anyone else. It's all Zach, if you ask me."
Dolphins coach Dave Wannstedt: "I start out by saying that to comment on the good things that our guys did, particularly, running the ball against one of the best run defenses and then defensively against the No. 1 rushing back in the league to slow him down like we did. I think that was the difference in the game, both lines winning the battles up front."
RB Ricky Williams: "The line did a wonderful job coming off the ball and staying on the defenders and giving me a chance to pick my holes and get some yards downfield."
LB Zach Thomas: "We're getting pressure and we are playing well right now. I keep telling everybody, 'Let's get hot now.' We've gotta keep this going and ride this to the playoffs."