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Baltimore Beatdown's Ravens-Dolphins predictions

Here's what we think will happen today.

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Kyle Barber: Last week's problems with penalties will diminish and Asa Jackson helps the secondary. Justin Forsett puts up 150+ yards and one touchdown. Steve Smith Sr. comes back to score one and either Bernard Pierce or Lorenzo Taliaferro scores on the goal line. Mike Wallace causes problems with mismatches as he puts over 160+ yards and two touchdowns. Prediction: Ravens 27, Dolphins 24

Rocky Friedman: The Dolphins have the sixth ranked defense in the league, which is the highest ranked defense that the Ravens have faced this season. However, Flacco tends to throw well on tough passing defenses. And although Miami has the second ranked passing defense, they also have the 20th ranked rushing defense. Look for Justin Forsett to take advantage of that and lead the Ravens to a big victory in a very close game. Prediction: Ravens 17, Dolphins 10

Jason Butt: The Ravens need this win to put themselves in a position for the playoffs. The key will be limiting the big plays on defense, though expect this group to give up plenty of yards. On offense, I think the Ravens' balance will give the Dolphins problems. The Ravens seem to come through in games when they're counted out, so why not pick the Ravens? Prediction: Ravens 20, Dolphins 17

Daniel Park: Positive thinking. Everybody's analyzed this game down to the gritty raw. If we win the time of possession battle and stretch out efficient drives after taking a lead, I can care less if we score less than 20 points. Prediction: Ravens 21, Dolphins 20

Matthew Stevens: The Ravens are in a must win scenario for the remainder of the year and will face a Dolphins team that is in the same predicament. Better coaching and a more experienced roster will be one of the defining things that give the Ravens the edge. Prediction: Ravens 31, Dolphins 27

Michael Sedjro: The Ravens lose the game in similar fashion as last week, as the Dolphins spread it out and dissect them with the quick game. Up 24-20, The Ravens turn to the prevent defense with horrible results, giving up the game winner to TE Charles Clay. The offense moves the ball reasonably well but not quite well enough as Cameron Wake and Oliver Vernon repeatedly beat Eugene Monroe for significant pressures. Prediction: Dolphins 27, Ravens 24