The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Miami Dolphins 26-10 at M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens finally managed to put a team away after leading by ten points going into the 4th quarter. The past two weeks, Baltimore led by ten points and squandered the lead both times to go into overtime, splitting those two games.
This time was different as the Ravens took that ten point lead and expanded it to 16 and kept the Dolphins off the board for the final 30 minutes. After Miami matched Baltimore by scoring a touchdown on their first offensive series, the Dolphins could only manage a field goal the rest of the game. Meanwhile the Ravens picked off Dolphins QB Chad Henne three times, and owned the time of possession clock for much of the second half.
The Ravens move to 6-2 and regardless of what the Pittsburgh Steelers do tomorrow night on Monday Night Football at the Cinicinnati Bengals, they will retain at least a share of first place in the AFC North by virtue of their victory over Pittsburgh in their week four meeting.
Lots to discuss as the short week progresses towards the Thursday Night Football game at the Atlanta Falcons, but for now give the players and especially the defense their props for finally shutting down an opponent in crunch time to aid in the win.