Team success always equals individual accolades, and the Dolphins got not one, but two awards on Wednesday with both Jason Taylor and Ricky Williams getting recognized.

Taylor was named as the AFC Defensive Player of the Month, while Williams was recognized as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

For Taylor, this marked the second consecutive month he won the award, which is an unprecedented feat in the NFL. Think about it, no other NFL player has ever won Player of the Month honors in back-to-back months.

In typical Taylor fashion, he downplayed his own performance on Wednesday and stressed that the other defensive linemen on the team need to get recognition for making his job easier.

But there's no downplaying Taylor's performance this season, and right now he would have to stand as one of the leading candidates for NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors.

When asked about that possibility on Wednesday, Taylor said, "That would outstanding. That would be unbelievable. But that's not for me to say."

For the month of November, Taylor recorded 15 tackles, 5.5 sacks, eight quarterback hurries, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in four games.

As for Williams, he was honored for his work in the Dolphins' 30-3 victory over San Diego when he rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns.

This is the second weekly award of Williams' career; the first came in Week Four last year when Williams was a member of the New Orleans Saints.

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