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Team avoids 0-7 start

Updated: October 25, 2004, 5:39 PM ET
Associated Press

DAVIE, Fla. -- With no wins and nothing to lose, the Miami Dolphins' conservative coach became daredevil Dave Wannstedt.

Resorting to razzle-dazzle that's rare for the Dolphins, Wannstedt and his staff called passes by a halfback and receiver, a reverse on a kickoff and a fake punt. The tricks were a treat for fans and players, especially since most of them worked, helping Miami earn its first victory by upsetting St. Louis 31-14.

"Everybody gets giddy about that stuff," Wannstedt ...

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