No. 1 pick Goff to make Rams debut vs road-tripping Dolphins
LOS ANGELES (AP) MIAMI (5-4) vs LOS ANGELES (4-5)
Sunday, 4 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 1 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Miami 4-4-1, Los Angeles 4-3-2
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 10-2
LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Rams 17-14, Oct. 14, 2012
LAST WEEK - Dolphins beat Chargers 31-24; Rams beat Jets 9-6
AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 14, Rams No. 27
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (6), PASS (28).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (30), PASS (9).
RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (25).
RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (17), PASS (8).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins have won four straight for first time since 2008 to enter playoff race in coach Adam Gase's first season. ... Team spent week on California coast in Carlsbad after beating San Diego. That was Dolphins' first win on the West Coast since 2010. ... Miami has scored 27 points in every game of winning streak, most prolific scoring stretch since 2009. ... DE Cameron Wake has six of Dolphins' 12 sacks during winning streak. ... Pro Bowl LT Branden Albert won't play (dislocated left wrist). ... Dolphins haven't played in Los Angeles since Oct. 9, 1988, beating Raiders at Coliseum. ... Dolphins last played Rams in Southern California in 1986, beating Eric Dickerson's team in Anaheim on late TD pass from Dan Marino to Mark Duper. ... No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff makes NFL debut for Rams, taking over for Case Keenum as starting QB on struggling offense. ... Goff's first No. 1 pick QB not to start team's opener since JaMarcus Russell in 2007. ... Rams desperate for boost to somnolent offense, currently ranked last in NFL with 15.4 points per game. ... Rams snapped four-game losing streak last weekend. ... Stingy defense has held last three opponents under 18 points. ... RB Todd Gurley still can't get going. He has 515 yards rushing for 17th in NFL, but meager 3.1 yards per carry. ... Fantasy Tip: Goff's top target could be Kenny Britt, who leads Rams with 44 catches for 693 yards.
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