Dolphins-Rams: Miami's Defense Took the Rams By the Horns and...

T.J. MorrillCorrespondent INovember 30, 2008

Once again, a game too close for comfort, but perhaps that's what is making this Dolphins team so fun to watch this year. Even though the defense seemed a little rocky at the start of the game, they stepped it up in the end. 

The Dolphins' defense did not allow a touchdown to an explosive (yet struggling) Rams offense. Containing the likes of Torry Holt and Steven Jackson was key. Only allowing four field goals, the Miami Dolphins' defense made several red-zone stands.

The Dolphins came away with a 16-12 victory over Saint Louis, putting them at a 7-5 record and one game out of first, behind the New York Jets (8-4) and the New England Patriots (7-5).

The Dolphins may have to sweep their last four and go 11-5 to make the playoffs, though. When you look at the wild card, the Colts don't have a very tough remaining schedule, but the Ravens do, so maybe 10-6 could slide by Baltimore, but then the Phins have to slide past the Patriots, who also have a less intimidating schedule.

The Dolphins' defense made a great statement, but so did the special teams. For the first time in a long time, the Dolphins' special teams has played well while the defense also made stops. Miami kept the Rams offense at bay with three interceptions, putting up a +2 turnover margin. 

The offense put together some good drives too. Even though only one of them ended in a touchdown the Dolphins managed to score enough for a win.

Hopefully the Dolphins can find a way to pull themselves up and get all three of the main categories working together, offense, defense and special teams need to come together if the Miami Dolphins squad wants to make a run at the championship.

Let's go Dolphins!