Harrington started because Daunte Culpepper was given the night off.
The idea was to avoid injuries to key players. In retrospect, it might have been a good idea because several Dolphins players left the game because of injuries.
Wideout Kelly Campbell made his first appearance of the preseason after missing time because of a leg injury, but left early with what was announced as a quad injury.
Lemon's performance stole the show, but he wasn't the only Dolphins player with a good night.
Olindo Mare kicked five field goals and again was tremendous on his kickoffs, putting the opening kickoff through the uprights.
Marcus Vick caught Lemon's touchdown pass and had a productive night as a receiver. He also returned punts and even played the last two series at quarterback, although he never threw a pass.
Running backs Gerald Riggs Jr. and Kay-Jay Harris both had nice runs, although Riggs lost a fumble. Rookie wideout Derek Hagan made a lot of things happen after catching passes, although he, too, lost a fumble.
Defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson had a big night on defense, with a sack and a tackle for loss. Safety Deke Cooper scored the Dolphins' second touchdown with an interception return for a touchdown. Finally, safety Jack Hunt also had a strong game, pressuring Rams quarterback into an incompletion in the first half and later causing a fumble when he sacked Dave Ragone in the fourth quarter.
The victory helped the Dolphins close the preseason at 2-2, and now the games start counting.