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Ravens-Dolphins predictions

The Baltimore Beatdown writers predict Sunday's Ravens-Dolphins game.

The Ravens will hope for Ray Rice to be more of a factor this week against the Dolphins.
The Ravens will hope for Ray Rice to be more of a factor this week against the Dolphins.
Larry French

Jason Butt: Ryan Tannehill was impressive in Miami's first three games but had a bit of a hiccup against the Saints last Monday. He should still be able to make a few plays downfield. However, the offensive line is Miami's weak spot and Baltimore has two great pass rushers on the edge. Tannehill should face pressure all game, making matters difficult for the Dolphins' offense. The Ravens' offense will look to establish the run this week and get Ray Rice on track. Whether that happens or not remains to be seen, but I do think there will be some improvement in that department this week. It's another close game, with the Ravens pulling it out 24-21.

Victor Hensley: The Ravens face off against the Dolphins for the 11th time in their short history. The Ravens are looking to bounce back after a hard loss to the Buffalo Bills, a game in which the offense played terribly. The Dolphins had the exact same type of game on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints, where they lost 38-17. DE Cameron Wake is questionable, which is a large blow to the Miami defense. The Dolphins' offense may be a lot for some teams to handle, but Ryan Tannehill is also the most sacked quarterback in the NFL this season (sacked 18 times) and Terrell Suggs will continue his streak of four consecutive games with a sack. The Ravens travel to Miami, hand them their second straight loss, and tie for first in the AFC North with a record of 3-2. Oh yeah, and the score will be 24-14.

Zachary Beard: The Baltimore Ravens will come back strong after a pathetic showing against the Bills and show that they are still the best team in the AFC North. The acquisition of Eugene Monroe will be huge, allowing Ray Rice to get his first 100 yard rushing game of the season. Marlon Brown will catch yet another TD pass and have at least 75 receiving yards. The defense will force a turnover at a critical moment which will drastically change the momentum of the game. Overall, this will be a statement win which will emphasize the mental toughness of the Baltimore Ravens, showing their ability to move on after a loss. Ravens win 23-10.