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Random Ramsdom: Rams are 4.5-point favorites by CBS Sports in Week 8

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The Rams are getting the opportunity to face rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his first professional start. The Dolphins are 3-3 and not exactly a team anyone should take lightly.

As of Friday morning, CBS Sports NFL analyst Pete Prisco has the Rams as a 4.5-point favorite and predicts them to handle the Dolphins 26-10.

This will be a tough turnaround for the Rams after playing Monday and traveling across the country. The Dolphins are coming off a bye and will start Tua Tagovailoa in this one. That’s a tough first test for him against that Rams defense. That’s why I think the Rams will come into Miami and ruin Tagovailoa’s first start.

If Tua comes out and makes the Rams sweat a little bit, I won’t be surprised at all as that would be right on par with the other top quarterbacks this year. But at the end of the day, one team has Aaron Donald, and the other does not.

Now for today’s links.

Rams News:

Bret Stuter highlights the Rams’ latest roster moves (Ramblin’ Fan)

Tight end Tyler Higbee was limited in practice on Thursday (The Rams Wire)

Check out the latest comments from the podium on Thursday (TheRams.com)

Here are some notable Rams-Dolphins games through the year (TheRams.com)

NFL News:

Here’s everything to know about Trevor Lawrence and his positive test result (ESPN)

Experts pick games in the Week 8 slate (ESPN)

Baltimore signed LT Ronnie Stanley to a new 5-year extension (ESPN)

Brent Sobleski discusses all the latest trade buzz (Bleacher Report)

10 trades that contenders should make by the deadline (CBS Sports)

Bill Belichick thinks Julian Edelman will return sometime this season (Pro Football Talk)