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Pennington impressive in debut for Dolphins

Aug 17, 2008 - 2:31 AM JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Ticker) -- Brett Favre was not the only quarterback with an impressive debut Saturday night.

Chad Pennington completed 5-of-6 passes for 55 yards and led the Miami Dolphins on two scoring drives en route to a 19-14 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Released by the New York Jets after they acquired Favre in a trade, Pennington takes over the reins for first-year coach Tony Sparano. The Dolphins went just 1-15 last season.

"It was really nice to see him get the ball in the middle of the field and run with it," Sparano said. "I thought Chad did a nice job of managing the game all around."

The veteran quarterback, who also rushed twice for 18 yards, led Miami (1-1) on an eight-play scoring drive, capped off by a 4-yard rushing touchdown by Ricky Williams.

Williams, who played in just one game last season because of a drug suspension and shoulder injury, carried 10 times for 43 yards and a score.

Dolphins second-round pick Chad Henne had an impressive performance as well. The Michigan product completed 17-of-26 for 133 yards.

The running game was ineffective for Jacksonville (1-1), with Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor combining for 19 yards on nine carries.

Jaguars quarterback David Garrard completed 7-of-14 passes for 63 yards.

Dolphins undrafted rookie kicker Dan Carpenter, who won the job over veteran Jay Feely this week, converted four field goals (31, 37, 44, 46).








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIAMI 7 6 3 3 19
    JACKSONVILLE 0 0 0 14 14 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIA - TD, RICKY WILLIAMS 4 YD RUN (DAN
    CARPENTER KICK), 8:21. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 3:53. MIAMI 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: MIA - FG, DAN CARPENTER 31 YD, 1:58. Drive:
    10 plays, 46 yards in 6:17.

    Aug 16 10:27 PM


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    TD JAC
    CHARLES DAVIS 12 YD PASS FROM TODD BOUMAN
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    MIAMI 19
    JACKSONVILLE 14 0:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Dolphins 19, Jaguars 14  4th - 0:18Aug 16 10:26 PM
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    Dolphins 19, Jaguars 14  4th - 0:18Aug 16 10:26 PM


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    TD JAC
    CHRIS BROWN 3 YD RUN
    (JOSH SCOBEE KICK)
    MIAMI 19
    JACKSONVILLE 7 6:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Dolphins 19, Jaguars 7  4th - 6:15Aug 16 10:07 PM


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    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 37 YD
    MIAMI 19
    JACKSONVILLE 0 7:31 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Dolphins 19, Jaguars 0  4th - 7:31Aug 16 10:01 PM


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    MIAMI 16
    JACKSONVILLE 0 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR
    MIA BALL ON MIA 4 YD LINE
    1ST AND 10

    Aug 16 9:45 PM


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    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 44 YD
    MIAMI 16
    JACKSONVILLE 0 3:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Dolphins 16, Jaguars 0  3rd - 3:07Aug 16 9:35 PM


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    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 46 YD
    MIAMI 13
    JACKSONVILLE 0 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Dolphins 13, Jaguars 0  HalfAug 16 8:57 PM
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    Dolphins 10, Jaguars 0  2nd - 9:31Aug 16 8:32 PM


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    FG MIA
    DAN CARPENTER 31 YD
    MIAMI 10
    JACKSONVILLE 0 13:02 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Dolphins 10, Jaguars 0  2nd - 13:02Aug 16 8:15 PM


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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MIAMI 7 7
    JACKSONVILLE 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: MIA - TD, RICKY WILLIAMS 4 YD RUN (DAN
    CARPENTER KICK), 8:21. Drive: 8
    plays, 57 yards in 3:53. MIAMI 7-0

    Aug 16 8:10 PM


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    TD MIA
    RICKY WILLIAMS 4 YD RUN
    (DAN CARPENTER KICK)
    MIAMI 7
    JACKSONVILLE 0 6:39 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Dolphins 7, Jaguars 0  1st - 6:39Aug 16 7:54 PM
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