NFL Capsule: Rams at Dolphins

NFL Capsule: Rams at Dolphins

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ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 4: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams passes against the Arizona Cardinals at the Edward Jones Dome on October 4, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

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Posted on October 12, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 8:11 AM

ST. LOUIS (3-2) At MIAMI (2-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE — Dolphins by 3 (NFL odds)

RECORD VS. SPREAD — St. Louis 4-1; Miami 3-2

SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 9-2

AP PRO32 RANKING — Rams No. 17; Dolphins No. 20

LAST MEETING — Dolphins beat Rams 16-12, Nov. 30, 2008

LAST WEEK — Rams beat Cardinals 17-3; Dolphins beat Bengals 17-13

RAMS OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (22), PASS (30)

RAMS DEFENSE — OVERALL (14), RUSH (18), PASS (12)

DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (13), RUSH (8), PASS (18)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (1), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Rams' only victory in Miami was Oct. 3, 1976.

... New Rams coach Jeff Fisher 1-5 in Miami.

... Fisher was Dolphins' top choice for coaching vacancy in January, but instead accepted Rams' offer.

...Dolphins Dan Carpenter 0 for 4 on field-goal tries of 47 yards or longer. Greg Zuerlein is 13 for 13 on field-goal tries for St. Louis, including four kicks of 50 yards or longer.

... Rams and Dolphins tied for sixth in NFL with 15 sacks.

... Rams have exceeded 2011 win total. They're above .500 for first time since Nov. 4, 2006

... St. Louis' defense ranks ninth in NFL in points allowed (80) and tied for third in interceptions (eight).

... Rams coming off 10-day break between games.

... Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill is first NFL rookie to pass for more than 1,250 yards and win at least twice in team's first five games.

... Miami's Brian Hartline leads NFL with 514 yards receiving, and he's on pace to break team one-season record of 1,389 set by Mark Clayton in 1984.

... Miami's Davone Bess has picked up first down on 17 of his 22 receptions.

... Dolphins lead NFL in rushing defense, allowing 61 yards per game and 2.7 per carry.

... They rank second with nine touchdowns rushing, and second with 204 yards in punt returns.

... Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas will be inducted into Dolphins' Honor Roll on Sunday.

 

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