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10/14/2012 7:23 PM EDT
Tannehill helps Dolphins edge Rams 17-14
MIAMI 17, ST LOUIS 14

By STEVEN WINE
AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Dolphins' dysfunction took many forms
Sunday, including a backward pass by Ryan Tannehill that flew
out of bounds for a 17-yard loss.



His offensive linemen managed to commit four penalties in a
three-play span, while defensive breakdowns and replay overrules
were recurring problems.



Even so, the Dolphins did enough right to hold off the St. Louis
Rams, 17-14.



Tannehill threw two touchdown passes and the Dolphins turned
back several St. Louis scoring threats, including a 66-yard
field goal try by rookie Greg Zuerlein that sailed wide left on
the final play. Miami won despite being outgained 462 yards to
192.



"We know how football is played," Dolphins receiver Davone Bess
said. "It's not about statistics; it's about winning. Pretty,
ugly, it doesn't matter. It's just about winning."



The Rams scored their lone touchdown with 8 1/2 minutes left,
then moved 49 yards to face a fourth and 7 at the Miami 48-yard
line with 30 seconds left. Rather than go for a first down,
coach Jeff Fisher sent out rookie Greg Zuerlein to try a 66-yard
field goal - which would have been an NFL record by 3 yards.



The kick appeared to have enough distance but missed wide left,
leaving both teams at 3-3.



"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."



He has made four kicks of 54 to 60 yards this season.



"The odds were much better for him to make the kick than us
going for it," Fisher said. "He's got that kind of leg."



Zuerlein made his first two field goals to improve to 15 for 15
this season, then missed three times in a row, including wide
left from 52 and 37 yards in the first half.



Tannehill went 21 for 29 for 185 yards with no turnovers. The
rookie threw touchdown passes of 29 yards to Marlon Moore and 1
yard to Anthony Fasano.



But the Dolphins were outrushed 162-19, and Sam Bradford went 26
for 39 for 315 yards for the Rams, who struck for early gains of
44 and 65 yards. At halftime, St. Louis had outgained Miami
294-99 but trailed 10-6.



"We had a lot of opportunities to win this game, but we didn't
get it done," Fisher said. He lost to the team that courted him
in January, when he chose the St. Louis job instead.



The Rams were down 17-6 before they finally got into the end
zone when Bradford scored on a 1-yard sneak on fourth down. He
juggled the ball as he held it over the goal line, but the call
was upheld following a review.



Bradford then hit Steven Jackson with the 2-point conversion
pass to make the score 17-14.



Two other key reviews also went against the Dolphins. They led
by 11 points and appeared on the verge of pulling away when they
recovered a fumble by Bradford on a sack midway through the
third quarter. But the turnover was negated by a review, when
the officials ruled the play an incomplete pass.



On the Rams' next possession, Chris Givens lost a fumble after a
short catch, but again the ruling was changed to an incompletion
following a look at the replay.



Daryl Richardson's 44-yard run set up the Rams' first field
goal, and Givens beat the Miami secondary deep for a 65-yard
reception to set up another field goal for a 6-0 lead.



The Rams came away empty from two other trips into Miami
territory in the first half.



"When they get into the red zone, our thinking is three points
or less," cornerback Sean Smith said. "A touchdown is not an
option."



Moore, a backup who came into the game without a catch this
season, put the Dolphins ahead to stay when he slipped behind
Janoris Jenkins for his first touchdown catch since 2010.



Rams fullback Brit Miller fielded a short kickoff and lost a
fumble, setting up a Miami field goal. A 62-yard touchdown drive
to start the second half put the Dolphins ahead 17-6.



But they often found it difficult to block the Rams. The
offensive line was flagged for four penalties - one declined -
during an especially unsightly sequence.



Miami's Brian Hartline, who came into the game leading the NFL
in receiving yardage, was held without a catch.



"It wasn't pretty," Tannehill said. "It was pretty disappointing
the way we played, especially in the first half. But we stuck
together, hung in there and got it done."



NOTES: Fisher and Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland chatted
on the sideline during pregame warmups. ... St. Louis averaged
6.0 yards per carry against the NFL's No. 1 rushing defense. ...
Miami rookie reserve Olivier Vernon had two sacks, including one
on the play before Zuerlein's final kick. ... The Dolphins
pulled off a fake punt to sustain a drive with four minutes
left.



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