Dolphins' offense comes alive late to spoil Goff's debut

*Down 10 points in the fourth quarter, the Miami Dolphins (6-4) put together two consecutive touchdown drives to spoil Jared Goff's debut with the Los Angeles Rams (4-6), 14-10, at a soggy L.A. Memorial Coliseum in Week 11. *

  1. Ryan Tannehill showed up when Miami needed it most. The Dolphins quarterback was on pace for his worst career outing -- at one point in the fourth quarter, he was averaging two yards per pass attempt -- before leading two consecutive fourth-quarter touchdown drives. Tannehill developed a connection with DeVante Parker, hitting the second-year wideout five times for 57 yards and the game-winning touchdown down the stretch. Parker has put together his best two-week output of the season during Miami's stay in Southern California (13 rec, 182 yards) and looks to be a fixture in the Dolphins' passing game as they continue their playoff push.
  1. Jared Goff was nothing to write, text and/or snap home about it in his rookie debut. Still green around the edges, Goff was skittish in the pocket, often throwing off his back foot when pressured. Like his predecessor, Case Keenum, he looked most comfortable throwing to his backs on routes short of the first down marker. When Goff was asked to mount a 59-yard, game-winning TD drive with 29 seconds left, the rookie missed toward the sideline on two deep efforts and then threw his last-ditch Hail Mary too quickly, so much so that there were no Rams receivers in the end zone when it was deflected out. Jared Goff is a work in progress. Proceed with patience.
  1. For much of Sunday afternoon, Miami's shorthanded offensive line was no match for Los Angeles' front seven. Already down Branden Albert and Mike Pouncey, the Fins lost rookie left tackle Laremy Tunsil midway through to a shoulder injury. From then, Tannehill was swarmed in the pocket by Dominique Easley (two sacks), Robert Quinn (one sack) and the rampaging Rams line.
  1. With Goff under center, many theorized that Todd Gurley would finally get off the schneid. Through one game of the Goff era, that hypothesis has not been proven. Gurley exploded out of the gate for a season-long 24-yard touchdown run, but slowed over the course of the game, finishing with 52 yards on his 19 other carries (2.74 YPC).
  1. Kicking woes got you down? If punting is your special teams exercise of choice, boy, did we have the game for you. The Rams and Dolphins combined for 18 punts on Sunday. Rams season MVP Johnny Hekker booted five punts inside the 20, including a game-high 61-yarder. Dolphins punter Matt Darr tied Hekker's season-high with 10 punts of his own, averaging 45.3 yard per punt. It was that type of afternoon.
  1. With the loss, Rams coach Jeff Fisher -- and the boy your girlfriends warned you about -- tied Tom Landry for second most losses in NFL history with 162. Ever the overachiever, Fisher earned the mark in 82 fewer games.
  1. Miami is officially in the thick of the AFC playoff race. Unlikely to catch New England atop the AFC East, the 6-4 Dolphins sit just one game behind the Chiefs for the sixth seed in the conference. The Rams, on the other hand, blew an opportunity to keep pace with a gaggle of NFC hopefuls, falling two games behind the Vikings and Redskins.
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