Sunday Stats: Miami Dolphins Host St. Louis Rams

 

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We are hours away from game #6 for your Miami Dolphins  (2-3) as they host the St. Louis Rams (3-2). We know it is time for our weekly look at Sunday Stats. Sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, and enjoy the read!

The Rams have eight INTs, while the Dolphins have seven. Both are top-5 teams for INTs.

No team has forced fewer fumbles (1) than the Rams. Miami has forced six fumbles, but have recovered just one.

A dozen teams have scored TDs on defense in 2012. St. Louis is one of those teams (CB Cortland Finnegan on one of the first plays of 2012). Miami has an awesome defense, but they have yet to score on D in 2012.

Both teams are in the Top-6 for sacks with 15. The Rams have yielded 15 sacks, Miami just nine.

The NFL average for completing 3rd down conversions is currently at 38%:

Miami has been outstanding with getting off the field on 3rd down. The defense is allowing opponents to convert a measly 26% of 3rd downs (#2 in NFL). The Rams have actually been very good too as they only allow 3rd down conversions 33% of the time (#8 in NFL).

On offense Miami is converting 41% (#13 in NFL) while St. Louis is converting 36% of their 3rd downs (#21).

Jeff Fisher vs Joe Philbin …Fisher has 267 NFL games under his head coach-belt. Philbin has five.

Ryan Tannehill is completing 57% of his passes. He has thrown for two TDs and six INTs and amassed 1,269 yards so far in 2012. Sam Bradford has completed 58% of his passes, and has six TDs vs five INTs. Bradford has 1,022 yards so far.

The last time these two met was November 30, 2008. It was a 16-12 Dolphins W in St. Louis. Chad Pennington threw for 166 yards and Marc Bulger just 149. Yikes. The ‘Phins picked-off Bulger three times. Ronnie Brown scored a rushing TD, and Dan Carpenter was 3 for 3 on FGs.

Rams RB Steven Jackson is averaging 3.5 yards per carry (career low).

The Rams have rushed for zero TDs (only team in NFL sitting at zero), while the Dolphins have a whopping nine rushing TDs (only the New England Patriots have rushed for more 2012 TDs with 10).

Fisher is a career 3-7 vs the ‘Phins, and a putrid 1-5 in games played in Miami.

The Rams already have three wins this season. Last season they totalled just 2 wins.

Danny Amendola is OUT for the Rams. He has been targeted a whopping 49 times in 2012. The next three highest targeted players for the Rams – combined – have 52. Amendola was a sure BFF (in the early going at least) for Bradford.

Thank you for your read! Enjoy the game…

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