Dolphins hold off Rams for 17-14 win

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m.
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By Steven Wine, AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Ryan Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and the Dolphins withstood a late rally by the 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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