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|Williams' Three TDs Lead Dolphins Past Panthers
|CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- He may be 32, but Ricky Williams is far from done. And even without Ronnie Brown, the once written-off Miami Dolphins are back in the playoff picture.
Williams rushed for 119 yards and scored three touchdowns, and the Dolphins beat the Carolina Panthers 24-1 Thursday night for their fourth win in six games.
A day after learning Brown is lost for the season, the Dolphins (5-5) continued their surge after an 0-3 start behind Williams. The 2002 NFL rushing champion had a receiving and rushing touchdown in the same game for the first time in his career that included a couple of lost seasons.
It was enough to beat the Panthers (4-6) when Jake Delhomme's desperation pass into the end zone was knocked down as time expired.
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