All week, it was noted how the Ravens' secondary couldn't cover anyone.
Well, when Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil are terrorizing the opposing quarterback, the coverage doesn't have to do a whole lot. Indeed, Suggs and Dumervil combined for five sacks in a 28-13 win over the Dolphins on Sunday. It's a game that figures to hold a lot of significance in the Wild Card race.
As an entire group, the Ravens recorded six sacks, putting Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill on his back repeatedly. Tannehill was also never given much of an opportunity to test the Ravens' secondary as a result. Tannehill finished the game just 233 yards and one touchdown.
The Ravens overcame a poor start to the game that saw them go three-and-out on three consecutive drives. The Ravens came alive late in the first half, getting a one-yard touchdown from Joe Flacco to Steve Smith to cut Miami's lead to 10-7. Kamar Aiken had the Ravens' second touchdown with a 13-yard reception.
Justin Forsett ran the ball 13 times for 71 yards and a touchdown. Steve Smith led Ravens receivers with seven receptions for 70 yards a score. Torrey Smith, who came into the game with a knee injury, did not record a catch.
The Ravens improve to 8-5 and will be a game ahead of the Dolphins in the Wild Card race.