ReFo: Ravens @ Dolphins, Week 14

The Ravens came from behind to beat the Dolphins after a slow start, to gain the upper hand in the playoff race and Kiernan Hogan looks at the notable players.

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ReFo: Ravens @ Dolphins, Week 14


2014-REFO-WK14-BAL@MIAAfter an ugly and penalty-filled game last week, the Baltimore Ravens looked like they were in for more of the same yesterday. The defense committed three offsides penalties in the first quarter and missed 12 tackles in the game. The Ravens pulled away in the fourth quarter however, with two touchdown drives and a dominant pass rush on defense.

The Miami Dolphins’ offensive line had a terrible outing against an excellent Ravens defensive front, and will need to rebound next week in New England. The loss leaves the Dolphins on the outside of the playoff picture for the moment, and will look to avoid falling to 7-7 next week.

Here are the notable performances from the game.

Baltimore Ravens – Performances of Note

Elvis Dumervil, LB: +4.6

Breakdown: Dumervil earned his best grade of an excellent season, and now ranks fourth among all 3-4 OLB’s with a +19.3 cumulative grade for the season. The former Bronco was dominant pass rushing vs. RT Dallas Thomas, with three sacks and two hits.

Signature Plays: Dumervil had sacks on each of the Dolphins final two drives. Each sack came on a first down that set up a 2nd-and-long, and Miami was unable to pick up a first down afterwards each time.

Marshall Yanda, RG: +3.9

Breakdown: Another excellent display from Yanda, who now leads our guard rankings by a wide margin. Yanda has a green grade in every single game of 2014, and his +41.3 cumulative grade is nearly double that of Joel Bitonio (+22.6), our second-ranked guard.

Signature Stats: Yanda allowed a hit and a hurry in 35 snaps in pass protection, and earned a +2.8 grade as a run blocker. Yanda has yet to earn a negative run blocking grade this season.

Daryl Smith, LB: +1.8

Breakdown: After a tough start to the season, with a -6.9 overall grade in his first six games, Smith has earned a positive grade in every game since and he earned positive marks in run defense, pass coverage and as a pass rusher against the Dolphins.

Signature Stats: Smith recorded a pressure on his only blitz, and a pass defense the only time he was targeted in coverage.

Miami Dolphins – Performances of Note

Offensive Line: -18.1

Breakdown: Every single member of the Dolphins offensive line earned a red grade yesterday, including backup LG Shelley Smith, who played just 20 snaps. Right tackle Dallas Thomas allowed four sacks and a QB hit, and guard Mike Pouncey (-4.4) allowed a hit and four hurries while also committing twi penalties.

Signature Stats: The offensive line combined for a -7.8 run blocking grade, committed four penalties and allowed 20 pressures.

Lamar Miller, HB: +1.7

Breakdown: Despite the poor play of the blockers in front of him, Miller earned his best grade of the season. Miller forced eight missed tackles on just 12 carries, and 32 of his 53 yards came after contact.

Signature Stats: Miller’s eight broken tackles was a season high. His previous best was four broken tackles vs. Jacksonville.

Randy Starks, DT: -3.5

Breakdown: Starks did not record a single pressure as a pass rusher, and earned a -3.1 grade in run defense. His -3.5 overall grade was the worst of any Dolphins defender, as he struggled against the Ravens’ excellent interior offensive linemen.

Signature Stats: Over the past three games, Starks has earned a -12.8 run defense grade, and has not recorded a single pressure as a pass rusher.

PFF Game Ball

Elvis Dumervil was too much for the Dolphins to handle, and earns the game ball.

 

 

  • MTA000

    strike one head scratching back foot loft from Joe and this was a straight up mauling.

  • Dame Gruev

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  • Jason Williams

    do you hear that hissing sound? Oh that’s right, it’s December in Miami.

    • corners

      thats our defense imploding.

      Has the nfl ever seen a statistically good defen se just blow up so fast down the stretch? We went from #4th in defense rushing to i bet were almost near the back of the pack now.

  • Fintasy

    The fins have been supposedly working on improving their offensive line since 2009…. They’re paying the price now for keeping a terrible GM for too many years while he blew draft after draft. Their new (current) GM has done immediately better, and hopefully that will continue.

    • Anthony Girodo

      ha good one Fins have had solid drafts since 2009. Its more like curse of the left tackle. Long couldn’t stay healthy, Martin not adding strength, Albert blown knee, Turner/Thomas/Jerry not being able to play RT. I pray every game for James.

      • corners

        yeah, i dont think people realize were on our 4th string tackle and 5th or 6th cb is starting now. Our team is so beat up even if we made the playoffs we have no depth. Dont forget we lost moreno off the bat,that changed everything. Then albert,finnegan wilson and the other cb.

        • Zev

          Jamar Taylor

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  • Dame Gruev

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  • Anthony Girodo

    Steve Smith was just as good as Dumerveil. Like last year’s Carolina game, if he isn’t on the field, Dolphins win.

    • corners

      it wasnt steve smith.

      The WHOLE dolphins defense is disintegrating in front of our eyes. I think Jenkins is the only one playing respectably still.

      • Zev

        Reshad Jones, Brent Grimes, Olivier Vernon, and Cameron Wake are also playing well. But the DC needed to change our gameplan when our number 2,3, and 4 cornerbacks got injured and then in the game our starting free safety got injured too (season ending IR) the dolphins like to play their front seven close to the line of scrimmage with safety help to win there, but with so many injuries on the back end this is impossible.

        • corners

          but have you seen any of those 4 guys make ANY plays the last 4 games? When was the lsat time vernon, wake or starks had a sake? Wheres Jones? Grimes has been tailing off since the Detroit game.

          • Zev

            Since our defensive backfield got injured we need to play our linebackers farther back in coverage and play zones to put less pressure on the corners in coverage, this puts more pressure on our defensive line to stop the run especially our edge rushers who now have to play more inside, thus less sacks. When there is less pressure there will be much less big plays, especially when there are injuries to the backside of the defense. When teams run all over us our strong safety(Jones) wants to play closer to the line of scrimmage, his most common big plays come in coverage though.

  • Dame Gruev

    ybuty. Na razie pewne jest tylko, że z odnośnika nie jest usuwany atrybut href, pod warunkiem, że nie zawiera potencjalnie niebezpiecznych treści (np. protokół javascript). Można zatem prybuty. Na razie pewne jest tylko, że z odnośnika nie jest usuwany atrybut href, pod warunkiem, że nie zawiera potencjalnie niebezpiecznych treści (np. protokół javascript). Można zatem pr

  • Dame Gruev

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  • Dame Gruev

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    Breakdown: Every single member of the Dolphins offensive line earned a red grade yesterday, including backup LG Shelley Smith, who played just 20 snaps. Right tackle Dallas Thomas allowed four sacks and a QB hit, and guard Mike Pouncey (-4.4) allowed a hit and four hurries while also committing twi penalties.

    Signature Stats: The offensive line combined for a -7.8 run blocking grade, committed four penalties and allowed 20 pressures.

  • Dame Gruev


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  • Dame Gruev

    Breakdown: Every single member of the Dolphins offensive line earned a red grade yesterday, including backup LG Shelley Smith, who played just 20 snaps. Right tackle Dallas Thomas allowed four sacks and a QB hit, and guard Mike Pouncey (-4.4) allowed a hit and four hurries while also committing twi penalties.

  • Dame Gruev

    Breakdown: Every single member of the Dolphins offensive line earned a red grade yesterday, including backup LG Shelley Smith, who played just 20 snaps

  • Dame Gruev

    Breakdown: Every single member of the Dolphins offensive line earned a red grade yesterday, including backup LG Shelley Smith, who played just 20 snaps

  • Dame Gruev

    Elvis Dumervil was too much for the Dolphins to handle, and earns the game ball.

  • Dame Gruev

    Signature Stats: Over the past three games, Starks has earned a -12.8 run defense grade, and has not recorded a single pressure as a pass rusher.

    PFF Game Ball

    Elvis Dumervil was too much for the Dolphins to handle, and earns the game ball

  • Dame Gruev

    Signature Stats: Over the past three games, Starks has earned a -12.8 run defense grade, and has not recorded a single pressure as a pass rusher.

    PFF Game Ball

    Elvis Dumervil was too much for the Dolphins to handle, and earns the game ball.

  • JJ

    Dolphins oline got beaten up and Ngata wasn’t even there