The Rams fell to the Dolphins Sunday in a close game, losing 17-14. Miami won despite being out gained 462 yards to 192 by the Rams. The Rams scored their lone touchdown with 8½ 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 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.
“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.”
Sam Bradford was 26/39 for 315 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions, but did add a rushing touchdown. Steven Jackson struggled to get going on the ground, rushing 12 times for only 52 yards. Daryl Richardson rushed 11 times for 76 yards. Brandon Gibson led the team in receiving, catching 7 passes for 91 yards.
The Rams take on the Packers at home this coming week.