The Ravens just finished off a dominant 40-0 win over the Dolphins. With so many great performances in this game, it was hard to leave anyone out. Below is the MVP of the game, others with a positive display, and one negative performance.
This was a breakout game for the Ravens lead halfback. Collins was fantastic for the Ravens, running all over the Dolphins defense. The Arkansas product came into the game as the NFL leader in yard per attempt, and he continued to stay near six yards per carry in this game. Collins finished with 113 yards on 18 carries and two catches for 30 yards, the first Ravens 100 yard rusher in the last 19 games.
Collins was electric with the ball in his hands. He was tough to bring down, showing speed, agility and power. He only had one more carry than Javorius Allen, but Collins established himself as the go-to back in the Ravens offense.
The entire defense
The Ravens recorded their second shut out of the season. Yes, two shutouts in one year. Baltimore held Miami under 200 total yards (151 passing, 45 yards rushing). Jay Ajayi had 21 yards on his first rush, and finished the game with 23 yards on 13 carries. The return of a fully healthy Brandon Williams was felt this week, while he was working his way back in last week. His presence up front was the key to the dominant display against the run. Williams finished the game with four tackles.
The Ravens front dominated the Dolphins, finishing the game with three sacks and eight tackles for loss.
The Ravens also had two defensive touchdowns, a C.J. Mosley pick six, and a Jimmy Smith pick six (Smith had three passes defended in the game). The secondary was dominant through and through, with great coverage and eight pass breakups.
Mosley had an especially impressive game, finishing with an interception, a touchdown, three tackles, one sack, and a pass defended.
All in all, this was a dominant effort for the Ravens defense. I’m including all 25 defensive players on the roster as a winner tonight. The defense is back!
The offensive lines has been very inconsistent this year, but it was fantastic tonight. It paved the way to 174 rushing yards for the Ravens. In addition, it did not allow a sack, it did not allow a single QB hit, and it did not allow a single tackle for loss. All 10 offensive lineman on the roster counts as a winner after this great display.
Kiko Alonso had a cheap shot on Joe Flacco. Ndamukong Suh tried to choke Ryan Mallett. Neither got ejected.
The win was bittersweet for the Ravens as Joe Flacco was hurt. He is in concussion protocol, and there is no way to know how long he will be out for. Even though the Ravens won in such dominant fashion, losing Flacco could be a real momentum killer.