Dolphins' dormant Wildcat claws Seahawks

November, 10, 2008
Posted by's Tim Graham
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Sunday 2 1
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The Miami Dolphins roused their slumbering Wildcat on Sunday, scoring two touchdowns out of the exotic and entertaining formation in a 21-19 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.

ESPN's Stats & Information department has been tracking the Wildcat since it was unveiled in Week 3.

The Dolphins ran seven Wildcat plays for 82 yards, much of it coming on a 51-yard Ricky Williams touchdown dash. Ronnie Brown took one 16 yards for a score.

Miami's Wildcat Game-by-Game
NE 6 119 19.8 4 Won
SD 11 49 4.5 1 Won
Hou 8 84 10.5 1 Lost
Bal 5 4 0.8 0 Lost
Buf 7 34 4.9 0 Won
Den 4 -5 -1.3 0 Won
Sea 7 82 11.7 2 Won

The Wildcat is a modified single-wing formation in which the line is unbalanced with two tackles on one side. Brown usually takes a direct shotgun snap, with Williams lining up at wingback and quarterback Chad Pennington split out as a receiver.

Before Sunday, the Dolphins had failed to score a Wildcat touchdown three straight weeks.

They ran it five times for 4 yards against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 7, seven times for 34 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 8 and four times for minus-5 yards against the Denver Broncos in Week 8.



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