Praise for Pennington

Ted Ginn Jr.'s performance against Buffalo got all the offensive headlines, but it was Chad Pennington who received the biggest accolades from the league. Pennington was honored on Wednesday as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

While Ginn caught seven passes for a career-high 175 yards against the Bills, Pennington completed 22 of 30 passes for 314 yards with one touchdown and no interception, good for a 117. passer rating.

This marks the fifth time in Pennington's career he has won this award, the last time coming on opening week of the 2006 season.

Here's a great stat: With Ronnie Brown also winning for his efforts in the New England game, this marks the first time since 1994 the Dolphins have had two different offensive players win Player of the Week honors in the same season. The Dolphins had three different winners that year: Dan Marino, Mark Ingram and Bernie Parmalee.

CALL FOR THE HALL: The preliminary list of nominees for the Hall of Fame Class of 2009 has been released, and it includes four people with ties for the Dolphins.

It starts with repeat finalist Bob Kuechenberg, who will be hoping to finally bust through this year. Other preliminary nominees includes longtime Dolphins punter Reggie Roby, former coach Jimmy Johnson and former wide receiver Cris Carter, who spent less than one season with the Dolphins at the end of his career.

The list of modern-era nominees will be pared down to 25 semifinalists in November.

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