Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Rookie Ryan Tannehill had two touchdown passes, and the Miami Dolphins withstood a late St. Louis rally to emerge with a 17-14 win over the Rams on Sunday.
The visiting Rams trimmed Miami's lead to three when quarterback Sam Bradford stretched the ball across the goal line and completed a pass to Steven Jackson for the 2-point conversion with 8:30 remaining in the fourth quarter.
With the help of a fake punt, the Dolphins chewed up a significant portion of the clock. St. Louis got the ball back at its own 3-yard line with 1:41 to play and a nifty one-handed grab by Brandon Gibson set the Rams up near midfield.
On 3rd-and-4 from the Miami 45, Olivier Vernon sacked Bradford for a 3-yard loss, and the Dolphins (3-3) prevailed when Greg Zuerlein missed a 66-yard field goal.