A big AFC match-up is coming your way Sunday at 1:00 as the road warriors in the Miami Dolphins travel to Baltimore to play the undefeated at home team in the Ravens.
The Miami Dolphins are coming off a big win in Cincinnati. The defense of the Dolphins did not allow the Bengal’s offense to score in the second half. Big game out of Dan Carpenter once again, he led Miami to victory and has made 13 consecutive field goals in the past three games. Miami looks to keep their undefeated road record alive.
Meanwhile, the Ravens have had time to prepare for the AFC East team in having a free pass throughout week 8. In week 7, Baltimore had a tough time putting the Bills to sleep as they only won 37 to 34 in overtime in a very close battle.
Miami’s defense vs. Baltimore’s defense: Both defenses are on top of the list of best defenses in the league. Why is that?
Maybe, due to the fact that the Ravens have the most intimidating linebacker, Ray Lewis and Dolphins on the other hand have new comer Karlos Dansby and the “wake” himself, Cameron Wake. Whatever team stops the running game will be victorious in the end.
Chad Henne vs. Joe Flacco: The youngs battle will battle it out. A comparison these players have is Joe Flacco likes to throw the ball deep down the field and Chad Henne likes to dump the ball down to his receivers for 15-20 yards. But the Dolphins have this receiver by the name of Brandon Marshall, I believe?(sarcastically). He is a receiver that likes to go down the field instead of right to left and Henne has not been looking for him down the field. Well this week has be different, start using him deep. For Joe Flacco he needs to be more vibrant, he has been quiet this season. Flacco should keep throwing to Anquan Boldin but he has a variety of receivers, so to win this game I believe they need to broaden their choices at wide out.
Players to Watch:
Miami Dolphins’ runningback Ricky Williams is a sleeper to keep your eye on. He has big games against big teams when called upon. Ronnie Brown is struggling this season and I can Ricky leading the pack in the rushing game. Projection: 106 yards and 2 touchdowns. Baltimore Ravens’ wide receiver Derrick Mason will be in the shadows of the Dolphins’ secondary as the defense is aware of what he can do. With the Ravens looking more at Boldin it opens the receiving game for Mason. Projection: 87 yards and 1 touchdown.
The Prediction: Miami Dolphins 21 Baltimore Ravens 17. Baltimore has all the above: a great dominant defense, explosive offense, and the coaching. Miami is out for revenge due to the Ravens’ win in the playoffs and I think they go 5-3.