Ravens Can’t Handle Humidity, Fall to the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football

Ravens Can’t Handle Humidity, Fall to the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football

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Ravens Can’t Handle Humidity, Fall to the Dolphins on Thursday Night Football

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The Baltimore Ravens traveled down to South Beach to take on the Miami Dolphins and came out with a loss on Thursday Night Football.

During the opening drive of the game, the Ravens used a mix of strong running and efficient passing to get down the field. They averaged over eight yards a carry during the drive but due to a delay of game penalty ultimately had to settle for a 46-yard field goal to open the scoring for Baltimore.

Justin Tucker, one of the most reliable kickers in the league, continued his strong season with the score.

On the opening possession for the Ravens defense, they held strong and forced a punt that culminated with a sack on third down from rookie Odafe Oweh.

On the Ravens second possession, Tucker missed a 40-plus yard attempt in rare fashion, giving the ball back to the Miami offense. A few drives later, the Dolphins finally broke through and got their first score of the game on a field goal to tie the game at three.

Behind some nice throws from Miami quarterback Jacoby Brissett, the Dolphins were able to take advantage of some holes in the Ravens secondary that helped lead to the field goal.

As the second half came to an end, the Dolphins would add another field goal to give them a six to three lead going into halftime.

On the opening possession of the second half, the Ravens defense came out strong and forced a punt from the Dolphins to get the ball back to quarterback Lamar Jackson.

On the third down sack, Brissett was injured on the play and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa would replace him. The second-year Quarterback was questionable to play all week, but before the game, he was ruled to be the backup as he recovered from an injury.

The Dolphins would add another field goal to extend their lead to nine to three with about twelve and a half minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Miami had an impressive drive down the field, but the Baltimore defense held their own and took another bend but don’t break approach to defense.

On the next Baltimore offensive possession, wide receiver Sammy Watkins fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by the Miami defense and taken back for a touchdown to extend the Dolphins lead to fifteen to three with eleven minutes left in the game.

The Ravens finally got some offensive life when Lamar Jackson connected with tight end Mark Andrews for a touchdown to cut the lead down to fifteen to ten.

The Ravens defense would then give up a 64-yard catch to Albert Wilson down the sideline where another blown coverage in the secondary hurt Baltimore. This would set up a Tagovailoa quarterback sneak touchdown to extend the lead for Miami.

Lamar Jackson finished the game going 26 for 43, throwing for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Jackson and the entire Ravens offense couldn’t really get anything going the entire game down in the humidity of Miami.

The Ravens record now drops to 6-3 and will have a week and a half off until their next game when they travel to Solider Field to take on Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears.

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