LA Rams game day primer: Miami vice

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

LA Rams’ game-day pits the 5-2 Rams against the 3-3 Miami Dolphins, featuring the NFL debut of  rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa

The LA Rams have won five games this season, all against teams from the NFC. Their two losses have come at the hands of the Buffalo Bills of the AFC East and the San Francisco 49ers. This week, the LA Rams travel to take on another AFC East team in the Miami Dolphins.  This will be the Rams’ fourth trip to the East Coast, and fifth road trip, in just eight games.

The weekend weather is currently forecast to be rather hot (seasonably warm) and cloudy with rapidly building clouds. After a daytime high in the mid to upper 80’s on Saturday, the temperature will descend no more than to the upper 70’s.  Humidity and temperatures will increase back to the mid-80s on Sunday, with a 50/50 chance of thunderstorms by game time. Winds will be slightly gusty from the ENE from 5-10 MPH.

Unpredictable game?

The LA Rams face a rookie quarterback for the first time this season as the Dolphins send out their star rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.  For the first six games, the Dolphins have gone with hot-handed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick.  But that role was never more than a proxy passer, as the Dolphins worked hard to clear Tagovailoa medically, physically, and mentally for the NFL. While they’ve prepared him as well as they can, no one can be fully prepared to face this LA Rams defense.  The Rams are the NFL’s number two defense in allowing just 17.7 points-per-game

Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins face a battle-tested Rams’ offense, a team that has moved the ball well but needs to improve their red-zone performance.  While the Rams have moved the ball better than the Dolphins, it’s the Dolphins offense that has put up 1.6 points more per game.  Now, the Rams must focus upon putting points up early and often to keep the pressure on the Dolphins rookie QB.

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Is Miami rookie Tua Tagovailoa ready to play?

While the Miami Dolphins have certainly gotten a lot of valuable production out of veteran QB Fitzpatrick, this season was always about Tua Tagovailoa.  While there is no doubt that Tagovailoa has talent, will he be able to deliver against a formidable defense in his first outing? The Dolphins will no doubt try to run an offense that suits his style, which will include simple route trees, plenty of bootlegs, and high percentage passes.

The problem with that strategy is that the Rams have witnessed it already against the San Francisco 49ers, and had adapted to throttle that sort of strategy in the second half of that game.  And in the process, the Rams hopefully learned that they can use both a run and pass offensive strategy to win games against stout defenses, which they did against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football.

LA Rams – Miami Dolphins, what are the odds?

The books for the LA Rams – Miami Dolphins game opened with the LA Rams as

3.5 point favorites

. Since then, the Rams have settled in as a fairly good team, and those odds have not changed. Of course, odds can still change before the opening kickoff, so be sure to check occasionally with the ACTION APP. Even if you do not bet, this application is great for giving the status of games, scores, and other relevant information.

LA Rams – Miami Dolphins game time details:

Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 am PT
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL

What TV channel is the LA Rams – Miami Dolphins game on?
The game is the first game on Sunday and will be broadcast by Fox Sports.

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How can I watch the LA Rams – Miami Dolphins game online?
You can stream the Sunday game on any number of streaming options by checking out the website or the NFL App. Other streaming options can be found at

How will the LA Rams – Miami Dolphins game be broadcast over the radio?
You can catch the Rams on KSPN (710 AM) and KCBS-FM (93.1 FM). Other radio stations carry the Rams throughout the California listening area. You can also tune in via the internet by checking out For a comprehensive list of affiliate radio stations, you can check out the team website here for a full list.

Injury reports: The official injury list for the Miami Dolphins is here.
LA Rams: OT Chandler Brewer has opted out for this season. LB Travin Howard and DE Terrell Burgess are out for the season. LG Joseph Noteboom suffered a calf injury and is not yet returned to the active roster. Safety Jordan Fuller and OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo are both out for this game. NT A’Shawn Robinson will debut for the Rams.  TE Tyler Higbee has been limited in practice with a bruised hand.

San Francisco: The player injury report for the Miami Dolphins can be found here.

Player Injury Status Game Status
We will list player and status when the information becomes available
Name                   Position                 Injury               Game Status
Jamal Perry         CB                           Foot                  Out
Adam Shaheen  TE                            Shoulder         Questionable

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How do I enjoy football this year with no stadium?

With another week of NFL Football, don’t be satisfied with just pizza delivery and watching the game from the comfort of your living room sofa. Change things up a bit.

I How to tailgate for game day,
II How to set up your living room to watch the game,
III How to get a SoFi experience in your own home.

Be sure to check us out on the game day on Twitter: Ramblin Fan, and on our Facebook Page for pregame and post-game analysis.

In the meantime, the Rams are getting ready for their fifth road game of the season, with this trip being the fourth to the East Coast. The LA Rams are 5-2 and are vying in the best division of the NFL, the NFC West. Go Rams!