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Rams vs. Dolphins: Miami sneaks past St. Louis, 17-14

The Miami Dolphins got back to .500 with a 17-14 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday

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Dolphins win, but questions linger

Even though the Dolphins defeated the Rams in Week 6, the Dolphins still made plenty of mistakes -- and were fortunate to come away with a win.

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Dolphins lean on OL, skill position players

Miami's skill position players didn't get much rest against the Rams in Week 6.

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Dolphins allow 462 yards, but still win

The Miami Dolphins didn't dictate the game on Sunday, but the Dolphins came away with the win over the St. Louis Rams.

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Dolphins hold on for 17-14 win

The Miami Dolphins had to battle for a full 60 minutes, but they held on for a 17-14 win over the St. Louis Rams Sunday at Sun Life Stadium.

St. Louis opened the scoring in the first quarter on two field goals from Greg Zuerlein. At that point, Zuerlein was 15-15 on the year, a rookie record.

But that was all the scoring St. Louis would have until the fourth quarter. In the meantime, the Dolphins stormed back with 17 unanswered points, seven of which came on this 29-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill to Marlon Moore in the second quarter to put Miami up 7-6.

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The Dolphins extended their lead to 10-6 on a Dan Carpenter 42-yard field goal late in the period.

And while the defense stayed tough, keeping St. Louis off the board, Tannehill connected with Anthony Fasano for a 1-yard touchdown pass to provide some insurance.

That insurance was much needed, as the Rams would come back in the fourth quarter when Sam Bradford passed the goal line for a 1-yard touchdown. St. Louis added a 2-point conversion to pull within a field goal at 17-14, but the Rams could not draw closer and Miami escaped with the win after Zuerlein missed a 66-yard field goal attempt in the game's final seconds.

Fantasy studs/duds: Despite the loss, a few Rams put up solid numbers. Quarterback Sam Bradford threw for 315 yards on the day, connecting on 26 of his 39 passes. Daryl Richardson, meanwhile, led the game with 76 rushing yards on 11 carries. For more fantasy info, visit our Fantasy Football page.

Odds/Gambling: The Dolphins came into the game as 5-point favorites, so their 3-point win was not enough to cover. The over-under was 38, so if you went with the under, you were happy with just 31 points scored for the game.

Injury info: There was some concern early on about Oliver Vernon, who appeared to be injured in the second quarter. He came back, however, and picked up arguably the biggest sack of the day when he stopped Bradford with four seconds left and the Rams threatening.

Next team on the schedule: Next up, the Rams return home to face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 21. The Dolphins will enjoy a bye week before traveling north to face the Jets on Oct. 28.

This story originally appeared on SBNation.com.

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Dolphins winning odd game against Rams

The Miami Dolphins are winning quite possibly the most statistically awkward game played this season. And they'll take it.

Up 17-6 after three quarters, the Dolphins are beating a St. Louis Rams team that has dominated every facet of the game except for the one that matters.

The Dolphins are losing at everything. They are putting up historically bad rushing numbers. They have 11 yards total in three quarters. They are being outgained, have had the ball for less time and have been putrid on the offensive side of the ball. But the Rams have 11 penalties for 91 yards and Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has two touchdown passes including a third quarter touchdown pass to Anthony Fasano that gave the Dolphins their current lead.

The Rams still can't get over their penalties and their inability to turn their yards into the points. In a league of wins and losses, the Dolphins will take what they can get.

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Dolphins somehow lead after being outplayed

The Miami Dolphins woke up out of their first-quarter slumber to respond in the second quarter with two scoring drives with less than six minutes remaining to take a 10-6 lead over the St. Louis Rams at halftime of their game at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

The Rams are still dominating the numbers game, and if you looked at the box score without looking at the scoreboard, you'd think the Rams were blowing out the Dolphins.

But that is not the case. The Dolphins have taken advantage of the little opportunities they've gotten in order to secure the lead, but they still have to figure out a way to stop the Rams offense from moving the ball against them. The Rams already have 137 rushing yards, and quarterback Sam Bradford has 169 yards passing. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill only has 108 yards passing, but it includes a 29-yard touchdown pass to Marlon Moore.

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Rams gaining yards but not points on Dolphins

The St. Louis Rams lead the Miami Dolphins, 6-0, as the Dolphins have struggled on both sides of the ball and are fortunate to be down by only 6 after two field goals by Dolphins' kicker Greg Zuerlein.

The Rams' offense has been dominant with 89 passing yards and 70 rushing yards in the first quarter. The Rams have outgained the Dolphins, 159 to 32, in total yards as the Rams had the ball for 18 plays compared with the Dolphins' nine. The Rams possessed the ball for 9:02 of the first quarter, keeping the ball out of the Dolphins' hands. The Dolphins have managed a measly 4 yards rushing.

But the Dolphins have bended but not broken and have prevented the Rams from converting their offensive dominance into touchdowns. Though the first quarter was one to forget, the Dolphins can be happy with a 6-point deficit heading into the second quarter.

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Dolphins inactives include RB Daniel Thomas

Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas suffered a concussion the previous week and will miss Sunday's game against the Rams.

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