Buccaneers-Dolphins quicktake

It was over when ...

Dolphins TE Kory Sperry celebrates his first touchdown of the season.

(Hans Deryk / Associated Press)

Dolphins K Dan Carpenter made a 25-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to seal Miami's victory. Tampa Bay went ahead on a Cadillac Williams touchdown run with 1:14 left, but couldn't hold on.

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Dolphins RB Ricky Williams finished with 20 carries for 102 yards. Most importantly, with RB Ronnie Brown out for the entire fourth quarter, Williams took over down the stretch and rushed nine times for 53 yards. His final carry, which went for 27 yards, set up the winning field goal.

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Tampa Bay committed nine penalties for 77 yards, often killing its own momentum. The Dolphins, meanwhile, had just three penalties for 30 yards.


Brown did not return with an ankle injury after he fumbled on his final carry of the third quarter. ... The Dolphins snapped a four-game losing streak to the Buccaneers, beating them for the first time since 1991. ... TE Kellen Winslow had seven catches for 102 yards -- all in the second half -- for his first 100-yard receiving game for the Buccaneers. ... Tampa Bay K Connor Barth made three 50-yard field goals (50, 51 and 54). ... Miami scored its first touchdown in the final 2 minutes of either half this season when QB Chad Henne connected with TE Kory Sperry on a 5-yard pass with 1:33 left in the first half.

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