INDIANAPOLIS, OCT. 28 -- Welcome home, Cliff Odom.
The Miami linebacker, cut loose by Indianapolis last spring, recovered a fumble for a touchdown and made a solid sideline tackle that knocked quarterback Jack Trudeau out for the season as the Dolphins beat the Colts today, 27-7.
"Jack's a good friend of mine. I didn't want him to be hurt," said Odom. "It's unfortunate it happened. I hate for anybody to be hurt."
The touchdown by Odom came on a recovery of a fumbled snap that Trudeau took from his 1-yard line. It wasn't a payback for being let go after eight years with the Colts, said Odom, 32, a former Colts defensive captain who led the team in tackles in two seasons.
"That wasn't the intent whatsoever," said Odom, who also had five tackles today. "My intent was just to go out there and play the same type of football that Cliff Odom always plays. I think that's what I did."
It was the fourth straight victory for Miami (6-1), its longest winning streak in five years.
Trudeau tore a ligament in his right knee, and rookie Jeff George went out with a bruised left knee on a sack by Karl Wilson late in the third quarter, leaving veteran Joe Ferguson, 40, as the only healthy quarterback for Indianapolis (2-5).
Eric Dickerson, in his second game since rejoining the Colts, was held to 27 yards on 10 carries.