Tannehill helps Dolphins edge Rams 17-14

Tannehill helps Dolphins edge Rams 17-14
October 14, 2012, 4:28 pm
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St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (8) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(APWF)

MIAMI (AP) Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and the Miami Dolphins withstood a late rally by the St. Louis Rams to win 17-14 Sunday.

The Rams faced a fourth-and-8 at the Miami 49-yard line with 30 seconds left, and rather than go for a first down, coach Jeff Fisher sent out rookie Greg Zuerlein to try a 66-yard field goal, which missed wide left.

Zuerlein made two field goals to improve to 15 for 15 this season, but then missed three times in a row, including from 48 and 32 yards in the first half.

The Rams outgained the Dolphins 461 yards to 209.

Both teams are 3-3. Fisher lost to the team that courted him in January, when he chose the Rams job instead.

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