Late collapse spoils debut for No. 1 pick
LOS ANGELES — For 54 dull, rainy minutes, the Rams' defense appeared to be carrying Jared Goff to a victory in the rookie quarterback's NFL debut.
With two dramatic drives, Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins washed it all away.
DeVante Parker caught a 9-yard touchdown pass with 36 seconds to play as Miami rallied for two late scores.
Tannehill passed for 172 yards in a fifth straight victory for the Dolphins, who were dominated by the Rams' defense until their final chances for redemption. Miami left the Coliseum crowd in disbelief and barely kept alive its longest winning streak since 2008.
"I don't even know" how the comeback happened, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said. "Just nothing was going right for us. We were terrible on offense."
After Jarvis Landry caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 4:02 left, the Dolphins got the ball right back and drove for Parker's diving touchdown reception in the corner. Miami gained 152 of its 240 total yards on the final two drives.
Until the late swerve, the game was a decent coming-out party for the NFL's No. 1 overall draft pick. Goff went 17-of-31 for 134 yards after getting his chance in the 10th game of the season. "Felt good," he said. "We're obviously disappointed with the result there at the end and how things turned out, and how we felt through the whole game and how in control we were. At the end, six minutes left, we just kind of couldn't put it away."