(MIAMI) — The Miami Dolphins are right in the middle of a suddenly crowded AFC East.
Ryan Tannehill threw for two touchdowns and the Dolphins held on to beat the St. Louis Rams, 17-14 at Sun Life Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Rams (3-3) had a chance to tie the game with 30 seconds left, but rookie Greg Zuerlein missed a 66-yard field goal wide left. “I can make that kick. I just didn’t come through,” Zuerlein said. “I came across the ball a little bit. I should have made it.” The kick would have been an NFL record if it had been successful.
The Dolphins (3-3) moved into a first place tie with every other team in the AFC East with the win, despite being outgained 462-192 in total yards. The Dolphins moved ahead 17-6 in the third quarter after Tannehill threw a one yard touchdown to tight end Anthony Fasano.
Tannehill finished with 185 yards passing and two touchdown strikes.
The Rams got over 100 yards rushing and over 300 yards passing from quarterback Sam Bradford, but only managed one touchdown.
“We had a lot of opportunities to win this game, but we didn’t get it done,” head coach Jeff Fisher said.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire