The Rams faced a fourth-and-8 at the Miami 49-yard line with 30 seconds left, and rather than go for a first down, coach Jeff Fisher sent out rookie Greg Zuerlein to try a 66-yard field goal, which missed wide left.
Zuerlein made two field goals to improve to 15 for 15 this season, but then missed three times in a row, including from 48 and 32 yards in the first half.
The Rams outgained the Dolphins 461-209. Both teams are 3-3.
Buccaneers 38, Chiefs 10
TAMPA, Fla. — Josh Freeman threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns, and Ronde Barber scored on a 78-yard interception return to help Tampa Bay whip struggling Kansas City.
Freeman teamed with Mike Williams on a 62-yard scoring play in the first quarter and threw TD passes of 19 and 17 yards to Vincent Jackson in the second half as the Bucs stopped a three-game losing streak.
Tampa Bay intercepted Brady Quinn twice in the Kansas City quarterback’s first start in nearly three years. They also limited NFL rushing leader Jamaal Charles to 40 yards on 12 carries.
Browns 34, Bengals 24
CLEVELAND — Rookie Brandon Weeden threw two touchdown passes, and Cleveland snapped an 11-game losing streak that dated to last season by beating Cincinnati.
Montario Hardesty, filling in for injured rookie Trent Richardson, scored on a 1-yard plunge and cornerback Sheldon Brown intercepted Andy Dalton and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The Browns outscored the Bengals 27-10 in the second half.
Bills 19, Cardinals 16
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jairus Byrd’s second interception of the game set up Rian Lindell’s 25-yard field goal 3:50 into overtime that gave Buffalo a victory over Arizona.
The Cardinals’ Jay Feely kicked a franchise-record 61-yard field goal with 1:09 left in regulation to tie it 16-16, but his 38-yard attempt to win it as the fourth quarter ended careened off the left upright. Arziona lost its second in a row after a 4-0 start.
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Politics, economics, and business from a real world perspective.
An establishmentarian conservative, short on cash, but long on wisdom.
World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Spelling Bee finale
Marines train Afghan soldiers
Rolling Thunder 2013
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal