Jeff Fisher has quickly turned around the St. Louis Rams, who look for their first three-game winning streak since 2006 when they visit the Miami Dolphins for an interconference game on Sunday. St. Louis is north of the .500 mark for the first time in six years and already has surpassed last year’s win total. Winning at Miami would be another major achievement for Fisher’s squad. The Rams have lost four straight there and are 0-2 on the road to start the season. Led by improving rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill and a staunch defense which hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in the last 19 games, Miami shut down Cincinnati in a 17-13 road victory last week.
TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Dolphins -3.5, O/U 37.5
ABOUT THE RAMS (3-2): The Rams will play without top receiver Danny Amendola, who suffered a broken collarbone in St. Louis’ win over Arizona last week. QB Sam Bradford called the loss huge and it was evident early. He finished with just 141 passing yards on the night while struggling to find anyone to target until he connected with Chris Givens on a 51-yard scoring bomb. The Rams are 0-2 on the road and moving the ball won’t be easy against the Dolphins, especially with Steven Jackson struggling to regain his old form. Jackson ran for a season-high 76 yards last week.
ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (2-3): Miami is ranked No.1 in the league against the run and has recorded 11 sacks in the past two weeks. The Dolphins stymied the Bengals last week, limiting them to 80 yards on the ground. The Dolphins have to be kicking themselves for losing back-to-back overtime games, both of which they appeared to have in hand. Miami blew a late lead in losing at Arizona, and kicker Dan Carpenter missed a field goal that would have beaten the Jets. Tannehill has flashed his big-play ability, becoming the first rookie in league history to pass for over 1,250 yards and win at least two of his first five games. He was 17-of-26 last week.
1. St. Louis has allowed just 16 points in its last two games.
2. The Rams' offense is ranked 29th in the NFL.
3. Miami WR Brian Hartline leads the NFL with 514 yards.
Prediction: Dolphins 21, Rams 14
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Key Players to Watch
- PectoralQues Sun | questionable
Fejedelem has missed the past three games due to a pectoral injury, and it is unclear if he will make his season debut Sunday against the Seahawks.
- IllnessQues Sun | questionable
Tagovailoa is suffering from an unspecified illness, and it remains to be seen if he will be available for Sunday's battle with the Seahawks.
- GroinQues Sun | questionable
Jones sat out the previous game due to a groin injury, and it is unknown if he will be active Sunday versus the Seahawks.
- KneeProb Thurs | probable
Howard has a knee injury, but he is expected to play Thursday versus the Jaguars.
- HipProb Thurs | probable
Lawson is nursing a hip injury, but he is likely to be available against the Jaguars on Thursday.
- ConcussionProb Thurs | probable
Roberts missed the last game due to a concussion, but he is likely to be cleared in time for Thursday's contest versus the Jaguars.
- HamstringProb Thurs | probable
Parker is dealing with a hamstring injury, but it is projected that he will suit up against the Jaguars on Thursday.
- SuspensionElig Week 8 | out
Callaway has been handed a fourteen-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will be eligible to return Week 8 against the Rams.
Los Angeles Rams
- IllnessQues Sun | questionable
Reynolds is dealing with an unknown illness, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Giants on Sunday.
- RibsQues Sun | questionable
Akers sat out the last game with separated rib cartilage, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Giants on Sunday.
- ShoulderQues Sun | questionable
Fuller exited the last game with a shoulder injury, and his status for Sunday's contest against the Giants is clouded.
- CalfOut indefinitely | I-R
Noteboom has been added to the injured reserve list with Grade 2 calf strain, and there is no indication when he will be activated.
- AnkleProb Sun | probable
Williams has ankle tendinitis but is likely to take the field Sunday versus the Bills.
- CalfProb Sun | probable
Whitworth exited the last game due to a calf injury, but it is likely that he will play Sunday against the Bills.
- FingerProb Sun | probable
Brown is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured pinky finger, but he is expected to be available Sunday versus the Bills.
- BackProb Sun | probable
Everett is managing a back injury but is expected to take the field against the Bills on Sunday.