Miami 17, St. Louis 14

Sunday, October 14, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 14, 2012
WHERE: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TEMPERATURE: 84°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Gene Steratore
ATTENDANCE: 52983

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 6 0 0 8 14
Miami 0 10 7 0 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 3-3 3-0 0-3 L1
Miami 3-3 2-1 1-2 W2

Recap


Dolphins 17, Rams 14:
Ryan Tannehill threw a pair of touchdown passes and rookie St. Louis kicker Greg Zuerlein missed a 66-yard field goal try as time expired as Miami defeated the visiting Rams for the fifth straight time.

Tannehilll threw a 29-yard scoring pass to an uncovered Marlon Moore as the Dolphins (3-3) scored 17 straight points to win their second straight game. The rookie also threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Anthony Fasano.

St. Louis had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but Zuerlein's kick missed to the left despite being long enough.

The Rams (3-3) took a 6-0 lead on a pair of field goals, but Zuerlein then missed consecutive field goal attempts - the first misses of his pro career - and Miami led 10-6 at the break despite being outgained by the Rams 294-99.

Sam Bradford scored on a dive from a yard out and then converted the two-point play on a pass to Steven Jackson to cut the deficit to 17-14 with 8:30 to play. St. Louis got the ball back but Bradford was sacked with under a minute to play by Olivier Vernon, adding several yards to Zuerlein’s game-tying attempt in the final seconds.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Tannehill was 21-for-29 for 185 yards. Bradford was 26-for-39 for 315 yards. …Zeurlein converted the first 15 field goal attempts of his career, a St. Louis rookie record. The streak was snapped when he missed a 52-yarder in the second quarter. He then missed again right before halftime. … Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas missed the game with a concussion. …The Rams gained 162 yards on the ground. Miami entered the game ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing defense.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   Miami
Daryl Richardson Player Reggie Bush
11 Attempts 12
76 Yards 17
6.9 Avg Yards 1.4
0 Touchdowns 0
44 Long 9
Receiving
St. Louis   Miami
Brandon Gibson Player Marlon Moore
7 Receptions 3
91 Yards 46
13.0 Avg Yards 15.3
0 Touchdowns 1
22 Long 29

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 462 162 300 1 2 0 3.0 1
Miami 192 36 156 2 1 0 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against N.Y. Jets. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Green Bay. The Rams have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.