Rams pass offense vs. Dolphins pass defense: Jared Goff, the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft, makes his regular-season debut. The 6-foot-4 quarterback is taller than Case Keenum and possesses a more prototypical NFL arm, so it will be interesting to see whether coaches keep it conservative or open up the passing game. Receiver Kenny Britt is having a career season with 44 catches for 693 yards. Goff and the offensive line could be under duress from a Miami line that features tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has five sacks. The Dolphins rank ninth in the NFL against the pass, giving up 235.6 yards per game.
Rams run offense vs. Dolphins run defense: During the second half of last week’s victory over the Jets, Rams running back Todd Gurley carried 11 times for 54 yards and looked more like the player who earned NFL offensive rookie-of-the-year honors in 2015. If Goff completes midrange or longer throws, it should help free Gurley, who continues to deal with a thigh issue. Linebacker Kiko Alonso and safety Reshad Jones are top tacklers for a Dolphins defense that ranks 30th against the run, giving up 128.8 yards per game. But the Dolphins held Chargers running back Melvin Gordon to 70 yards in 24 carries.