Rams vs Dolphins Week Six Capsule

ST. LOUIS RAMS (3-2) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-3)

SERIES

RAMS DOLPHINS
SERIES LEADER   9-2
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Fisher: 3-7 Philbin: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 17-3 vs. Cardinals W 17-13 at Bengals
LAST GAME 11/30/08: Dolphins 16 at Rams 12. Miami RB Ronnie Brown rushes for TD & K Dan Carpenter converts 3 FGs (37, 47, 42) as Dolphins defense has 3 2nd-half INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/04: Dolphins 31, Rams 14. Miami QB Jay Fiedler connects on 13 of 17 passes for 203 yards & 2 TDs, including 71-yarder to WR Chris Chambers.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (StL.), 128 (Mia.). XM: 233 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING Bradford: 84-146-1,022-6-5-78.6 Tannehill (R): 97-169-1,269-2-6-70.4
RUSHING S. Jackson: 77-271-3.5-0 Bush: 86-417-4.8-3
RECEIVING B. Gibson: 13-184-14.2-2 Hartline: 29-514 (1L)-17.7-1
OFFENSE 278.0 373.4
TAKE/GIVE +2 -4
DEFENSE 335.4 343.2
SACKS Quinn: 6 (T3L) Wake: 5.5
INTs Finnegan: 3 (T3L) Jones, S. Smith: 2
PUNTING Hekker (R): 49.5 (2C) Fields: 50.3 (3C)
KICKING Zuerlein (R): 46 (7/7 PAT; 13/13 PAT) Carpenter: 29 (11/11 PAT; 6/10 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD aims for 3rd win in row. Passed for 2 TDs last week…RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 94 yards & had 110 scrimmage yards in last meeting. In past 3 vs. AFC, has 421 scrimmage yards (140.3 per game). Since 2006, avg. 111.9 scrimmage yards per game (10,187 yards, 91 games), best in NFL (min. 60 games). Rookie RB DARYL RICHARDSON is 3rd among NFC rookie RBs with 170 rush yards…Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS had 1st career TD last week (51 yards). Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ yard reception. TE LANCE KENDRICKS scored 1st career TD last week…Rams had 9 sacks in Week 5, incl. career-high 3 by DE ROBERT QUINN. Quinn has 6 sacks in 5 games in 2012 & has sack in 4 of 5. DE CHRIS LONG has 3 sacks in past 3. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS had sack last week. Is 1 of 2 NFC players (PATRICK WILLIS) with 9+ sacks (9) & 5+ INTs (5) since 2009. CB CORTLAND FINNEGAN has INT or sack in 4 of 1st 5 games with Rams…Rookie K GREG ZUERLEIN ties for NFL lead with 13 FGs (13/13) & has 4 FGs of 53+ yards, most in season by rookie in NFL history…DOLPHINS: Club is 4-1 at home all-time vs. Rams…QB RYAN TANNEHILL has passed for 1,269 yards, 3rd-most in NFL history by rookie in team’s 1st 5 games (CAM NEWTON, 1,610; BRANDON WEEDEN, 1,288). Tannehill is 1st rookie in NFL history to pass for 1,250+ yards & record 2+ wins in team’s 1st 5 games…In past 4 at home, RB REGGIE BUSH is averaging 109 rush yards per game (436 total). For career vs. Rams, Bush averages 6.3 yards per carry (22 att., 139 rush yards)…WR BRIAN HARTLINE (514) needs 102 rec. yards to surpass career-high of 615 receiving yards in ’10. In past 3 vs. NFC, Hartline is averaging 20.8 yards per catch (17 rec., 354 yards). In past 3, WR DAVONE BESS is averaging 18.4 yards per catch (14 rec., 258 yards)…Defense allows NFL-low 61.4 rush yards per game in ’12…DE CAMERON WAKE has 5.5 sacks in past 2 games…DT RANDY STARKS had 0.5 sack, INT & 2 passes defensed last week…CB SEAN SMITH has team-high 7 passes defensed.


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