Dolphins vs. Ravens PreviewSERIES RECORD: Miami trails in the all-time series, 5-7
LAST MEETING: In Baltimore on Dec. 7, 2014; Baltimore 28, Miami 13
Apparently, any matchup between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets should scare Miami coaches. In their first game of the season between the two teams, the Jets got the best of Miami in London, England (27-14), marking Miami’s third loss in a row. After the game, the Fins fired then-Head Coach Joe Philbin, making way for Interim Head Coach Dan Campbell. Fast forward two months, after Miami fell again to their division rival in Week 12, the Fins parted ways with their offensive coordinator, Bill Lazor, and promoted Zac Taylor to the position of play caller in addition to his duties as quarterbacks coach.
Current Miami QB Ryan Tannehill was said to have a contentious relationship with Lazor, and the promotion of Taylor to the position should free him up to make more play calls and shoulder more of that responsibility. That also means that Miami will likely focus more on the run than they have the past few games; last week against the Jets, the Dolphins only had 12 total yards on the ground. Tannehill himself has been struggling as well, and the last five games for Miami will prove whether or not the offensive schemes and play calls were the problem, or if the QB isn’t playing up the expectations he was met with this season.
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The Miami Dolphins fell, 20-38, to the New York Jets in East Rutherford, NJ last weekend, propelled by Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 277 yards and a whopping four touchdowns. Former Dolphin Brandon Marshall was the beneficiary of many of those passes, as he had nine receptions for 131 yards and two touchdowns. The Dolphins struggled early, going into halftime down 0-14 after gaining only 81 yards in the entire first half, and the hole proved to be too much for Miami to climb out of.
With the game tied at 27, the Cleveland Browns attempted a 50-yard field goal as time expired to win the game against Baltimore at home in Week 12. The Ravens had other plans, however, as they blocked the kick; Will Hill recovered and returned it 64 yards for a touchdown as time expired to give Baltimore the inexplicable 33-27 win in Cleveland.
Miami had three players out of practice Wednesday due to injury: C Mike Pouncey (foot), tackle Ja’Wuan James (toe), DT Earl Mitchell (calf) and WR Rishard Matthews (ribs), while three others were limited: LB Koa Misi (abdomen), LB Jelani Jenkins (ankle) and DT Jordan Phillips (shoulder).
Baltimore had three players not participating in practice on Wednesday: WR Marlon Brown (back), T Eugene Monroe (shoulder) and TE Maxx Williams (concussion).