Minus Brown, Dolphins come out throwing

With leading rusher Ronnie Brown done for the year, the Miami Dolphins aren't acting like the NFL's fourth-ranked rushing team one quarter into Thursday night's game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium.

Perhaps the Dolphins have been more tempted to throw because star defensive end Julius Peppers has been watching from the sidelines because of a hand injury, but they have passed twice as much as they've run after two possessions.

Ricky Williams has three carries for 7 yards, while Chad Henne has completed four of his six pass attempts for 34 yards.

We have yet to see the Wildcat or any slick plays involving backup quarterback Pat White.

The Panthers lead 3-0 early in the second quarter.