photo by Brian Miller
On December 30th, 2000, the Miami Dolphins took on the Indianapolis Colts in the first weekend of NFL playoffs. The Colts jumped out to an early 14-0 lead before Miami turned the game over to running back Lamar Smith. Smith gashed the Colts defense for 209 yards but more impressive was the 40 carries he had in the game.
Smith’s rushing total was a then franchise record. The Dolphins would score 17 points in the 2nd half, the last touchdown coming on a Jay Fiedler to Jed Weaver pass with just over 30 seconds remaining in the game to force overtime.
Ironically, despite the huge statistical number for Smith, he only had one touchdown in regulation but in overtime he put the exclamation point on the game with a 17 yard game winning rush to advance the Dolphins to the divisional round.
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