WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dolphin Stadium; Miami, Fla.
TV: WFOR/WTVX (live); NFL Network (replay, Sunday, 4 p.m.)
COACHES: Dolphins, Nick Saban (2nd year with team); Rams, Scott Linehan (1st season)
PRESEASON SERIES RECORD: St. Louis leads 2-1
LAST PRESEASON MEETING: 2001 at Canton, Ohio — Rams 17, Dolphins 10
2005 TEAM RANKINGS: Dolphins — 14th in the NFL in total offense, 12th in rushing offense, 16th in passing offense, 18th in total defense, 17th in total defense, 20th in pass defense; Rams — 4th in total offense, 9th in rushing offense, 22nd in pass offense, 23rd in total defense, 30th in rushing defense, 28th in pass defense