The Dolphins just beat the Rams 17-14, and having watched it, it’s still hard to understand why.
The Rams outgained the Dolphins 462-192, and had three replay calls go their way, but still couldn’t make it matter.
Sam Bradford benefitted from an accurate interpretation of the tuck rule, and a Chris Givens fumble was ruled an incomplete pass.
But they misfired in the red zone, and along with three misses by rookie kicker Greg Zuerlein (including a 66-yard attempt late) couldn’t capitalize.
Bradford’s fourth-down touchdown, which cut the Dolphins’ lead to 17-14, was also upheld after a lengthy review.
Credit the Dolphins for playing an efficient, if not attractive game.
Their defense was as stout as a defense that allowed 462 yards can be. They ran for 19 yards. Did we mention they won?
Ryan Tannehill was a clean 21-of-29 for 185 yards and two touchdowns, but he didn’t make any mistakes.
The result leaves both teams at 3-3.