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B/R Consensus: Dolphins (6-5)
Vegas: Dolphins (-3.5)
While I don't expect St. Louis to have as much success against Miami's offensive line as they did against Arizona, I do expect Ryan Tannehill to look more uncomfortable than he has and St. Louis to win in a close one.
The Rams defense is for real, and as good as Ryan Tannehill has been for Miami, he hasn't faced a pass rush like this yet. With aggressive cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins, St. Louis can take Brian Hartline away and force Tannehill into mistakes all game.
Ryan Tannehill keeps improving week by week, looking more and more like the franchise quarterback the Dolphins expected him to be when they selected him eighth overall in last April's draft. He will have a tough time against a revived Rams defense, but he'll find more success than his St. Louis counterpart, Sam Bradford, does against the Dolphins defense.
Even though St. Louis took down the undefeated Arizona Cardinals in Week 5, I still need to see more from this team on the road. The Rams are currently 0-2 away from the Edward Jones Dome, and if you go back a little further, they have lost nine of their last 10 games on the road. Not to mention, Miami's defense is slowly becoming one of the most impressive units in the league.
The Dolphins have played immensely better than their 2-3 record would indicate; this is a team that, with a few more plays, could easily be 4-1. The Rams are a solid defense, but not as great against the run, which has been a strength for Miami. If the Dolphins can take away the running game and make Sam Bradford one-dimensional, they could make short work of the Rams.
Also Picking the Rams: Hangst; Dunlevy; Garda.