9:00 PM ET, December 9, 2002
MIAMI (AP) -- Ricky Williams topped 200 yards again, this time in a win.Williams ran for 216 yards, including a career-best 63-yard touchdown run, and the Miami Dolphins moved into a tie for the AFC East lead by beating the Chicago Bears 27-9 Monday night.
|Dash for cash|
|By reaching the 1,500-yard rushing plateau, Dolphins halfback Ricky Williams has increased the payout of his incentive-laded contract.He earned a $1 million incentive for crossing the 1,450-yard total. That number advances to $1.2 million for 1,550 yards, $1.4 million for 1,650 and as much as $2 million for a 1,950-yard season. He's hit a few other incentives for receptions and touchdowns, as well.At 1,500 yards, Williams has forced the Dolphins to give the Saints a No. 1 choice for him next season.--John Clayton, ESPN.com|
|Consecutive 200-yard games|
The previous highest rushing total against Chicago was 206 by Campbell in 1980. ... Miami receiver James McKnight and tackle Mark Dixon hurt their left ankle. Reserve defensive end David Bowens hurt his left knee, and reserve defensive end Jay Williams bruised his left thigh. ... At halftime the Dolphins honored Hall of Fame fullback Larry Csonka, who played for the '72 team, and retired his No. 39 jersey. ... Because Williams has reached 1,500 yards rushing, the Dolphins will give their first-round draft pick next year to New Orleans. ... O.J. Simpson rushed for 200 yards in consecutive games in 1973 and again in 1976.
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