Dolphins Begin Strong but Unable to Match Ravens’ Pace, Fall Short in Road Defeat

Ravens vs Dolphins

On a Sunday afternoon, the Miami football team traveled to M&T Bank Stadium with hopes of defeating the Baltimore Ravens, who held the best record in the NFL at 13-3. The Dolphins had a strong start, moving the ball well on offense, forcing a punt on defense, and even leading 10-7 after the first fifteen minutes. However, the tide turned just over three minutes before halftime, and although Miami trailed 14-13 after a field goal from Jason Sanders, the game took a dramatic turn.

The Dolphins’ offense stalled, and Baltimore managed to score 21 consecutive points in less than 4:30 of game time, spanning from the end of the first half to the start of the third quarter, establishing a commanding 35-13 lead.

Despite Miami (with an 11-5 record) getting back within two possessions early in the fourth quarter with a one-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to running back De’Von Achane, they couldn’t close the gap. The Ravens added three more touchdowns in the final ten minutes, securing a decisive 56-19 victory.

Tagovailoa had a mixed performance, passing for 237 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. Achane had a standout game with 107 rushing yards and a touchdown, while wide receiver Tyreek Hill set a new franchise record with 1,717 receiving yards after leading Miami with six receptions for 76 yards.

Miami started strong with a quick seven-point lead, but Baltimore responded with a touchdown from Lamar Jackson. The Dolphins had a missed opportunity for another touchdown, settling for a field goal and a 10-7 lead. Baltimore reclaimed the lead with a one-yard run from Gus Edwards, but Sanders’ field goal brought Miami within one point.

However, Baltimore’s strong defense, coupled with Lamar Jackson’s impressive performance with five touchdown passes and a perfect passer rating, allowed them to outscore Miami 42-6 for the rest of the game.

Notable defensive plays included Zach Sieler forcing a fumble and securing his third consecutive game with a sack.

Looking ahead, Miami will return to Hard Rock Stadium for the regular-season finale against the Buffalo Bills (10-6) with a chance to clinch the AFC East for the first time since 2008 with a victory.

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