1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2008
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
• Miami won the matchup between the league's two worst teams from 2007, their eighth win in the last nine games in the series.
• The Dolphins have won five of their last six, and Sunday's win gave them consecutive road wins for the 1st time since 2006.
• Ronnie Brown's 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the game's only TD and Brown's 10th rushing TD of the season, making him the first Dolphin with double-digit rushing TDs in a season since Ricky Williams ran for a team record 16 TDs in 2002.
• For the first time in their last five games, the Rams' defense answered the bell, surrendering just 10 points in the first half after allowing at least 24 in the first 30 minutes in an NFL-record four straight games. The 16 points allowed by the Rams is their fewest during their current six-game losing streak.
-- ESPN research
Dolphins C Justin Smiley (right ankle) was helped off the field midway through the first quarter. He was wearing a walking boot and on crutches after the game and will undergo an MRI exam Monday. ... Rams G Richie Incognito became lightheaded near halftime, requiring IV fluids, and rookie John Greco replaced him the rest of the game. ... Carpenter has made 11 straight field goal attempts, and his 47-yarder in the third quarter matched his season best. ... The Dolphins had only middling success with their "Wildcat" offense, gaining 2 yards on two carries -- one each by Brown and Williams. David Martin lost a fumble on a third play after a 23-yard reception.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.5||4.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||10:49||Josh Brown 23 Yd||0||3|
|FG||01:45||Josh Brown 51 Yd||0||6|
|TD||10:59||Ronnie Brown 3 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||7||6|
|FG||01:51||Josh Brown 33 Yd||7||9|
|FG||00:00||Dan Carpenter 37 Yd||10||9|
|FG||06:10||Dan Carpenter 47 Yd||13||9|
|FG||12:14||Josh Brown 38 Yd||13||12|
|FG||06:39||Dan Carpenter 42 Yd||16||12|