1:00 PM ET, September 23, 2001
MIAMI (AP) -- Only seconds remained when New York native Jay Fiedler dove for the end zone, holding the ball above his head like a rugby player and skidding across the goal line for the winning touchdown as the crowd erupted.
Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler spikes the ball emphatically on his way to beating the Raiders.
This was certainly a gutsy performance by Fiedler. Anytime you orchestrate a comeback -- and especially against a good team like the Raiders, with a good defense -- it qualifies as a gutsy performance. What was especially impressive was that he didn't just direct the comeback, he made the plays to win the game. He ranks up there with the gutsiest guys in the league. Fiedler hasn't led as many comebacks as Brett Favre, but what he did Sunday was Favre-esque.
ESPN.com NFL analyst Vinny Cerrato has served as director of player personnel for the Redskins and 49ers.
Oakland center Barret Robbins suffered a knee injury in the fourth quarter, and coach Jon Gruden said it appeared serious. ... Dolphins fullback Rob Konrad sprained his left ankle in the first period and missed the rest of the game. ... Dolphins defensive tackle Ernest Grant sprained his right ankle. ... Miami has won six of its past seven meetings against Oakland. ... Miami has won 15 consecutive home games in August and September.