[4:05 PM] Dolphins @ Rams

Who will WIN this matchup?

Miami Dolphins (5-4)

@ Los Angeles Rams (4-5)


The line for this game is Dolphins by 1 point.

The Jared Goff era will begin in earnest on Sunday as the top overall pick of the 2016 draft will get the start for the Los Angeles Rams in their home game versus the streaking Miami Dolphins. With fellow rookie quarterbacks Dak Prescott (Dallas) and Carson Wentz (Philadelphia) already having a half-season of experience under their belts, Goff has stood idly by and watched veteran Case Keenum guide the Rams to an NFL-worst 15.4 points per game, 31st-ranked offense (308.0 yards) and 25th-ranked passing offense (225.4).

Much-maligned quarterback Ryan Tannehill has not recorded a single turnover during Miami’s winning streak after committing nine (seven interceptions, two fumbles) in the first five games. Tailback Jay Ajayi has rushed for 608 yards and four touchdowns during that stretch, but saw his string of 100-yard performances stopped at three after being limited to just 79 versus San Diego.

One man’s opportunity led to another’s misery as Keenam approached the podium on Wednesday with a frown and told reporters he “wasn’t happy” with coach Jeff Fisher’s decision. With the team’s passing game stuck in neutral, running back Todd Gurley has faced stacked boxes and is mustering a disappointing 3.1 yards per carry. The second-year back failed to reach the end zone for the seventh time in nine games during Los Angeles’ 9-6 victory over the Jets on Sunday and faces a Miami team that has limited New York and San Diego to 100 yards on 33 carries over the last six quarters.

Miami WR DeVante Parker recorded 103 receiving yards on Sunday, nearly doubling the total (56) of his previous three games.

Los Angeles ranks seventh in the league in total yards allowed (327.0) and 10th in points yielded (19.2).

Dolphins rookie Laremy Tunsil will move from left guard to left tackle to replace Branden Albert, who has been ruled out with an ailing wrist.


StreakSmarts Pick: Miami Dolphins

Confidence: 4/10

StreakSmarter Pick