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PFW Matchup Breakdown: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

PFW Matchup Breakdown: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

For the Ravens, center Jeremy Zuttah and linebacker Terrell Suggs appeared to be getting veterans' off-days, not having to participate in the December 1 padless, outdoor practice.

After his two seasons with the Dolphins, where he had 140 catches and 15 touchdowns, Wallace's career hit rock bottom with the Vikings last season, when he caught just 39 passes for 473 yards. This is the fourth consecutive season these teams have met, with all the games being in Miami, and the Ravens lead, 2-1. He opted for the punt team, which resulted in a touchback, and explain his decision by saying "we had a chance to pin them back there" and "I have a lot of confidence in (Matt Darr) to put that thing inside the 5".

Before the Ravens took rookie left tackle Ronnie Stanley with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 National Football League draft, there was a good deal of speculation regarding the organization's interest in Laremy Tunsil.

While the Dolphins lead the all-time series 6-5, the Ravens have won four of the past five regular-season meetings.

But the Ravens are always a physical team with an aggressive pass rush. Dolphins lead AFC with 5.90 yards per play on first down.

Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker didn't practice on Wednesday because of a back injury and it doesn't sound like the Dolphins expect Parker to be well enough to play against the Ravens this Sunday. He set a season high for all National Football League quarterbacks by rushing for 113 yards. He's now a member of the Baltimore Ravens, his third club in as many seasons.

Baltimore's offense continues to sputter, and the team has mainly relied on kicker Justin Tucker to provide points. Though it's hard to quantify how much of that yardage total was the result of by poor play by the Dolphins pass defense or Kaepernick's talent shining through, the holes in Miami's pass coverage are likely to be exposed.

RAVENS had 30-92 rushing in Week 12 win with RB Kenneth Dixon rushing for 13-49 and RB Terrance West rushing for 13-48.

-Miami DT Ndamukong Suh vs. Baltimore RG Marshal Yanda. These two All-Pros matched up a year ago and Suh seemed to get the victory. He has also rushed for 223 yards in that span, averaging 7.7 yards per carry. "It keeps the defense honest up front when they have to stay in their run lanes". Tannehill has nine touchdowns and only one interception in the last five games.

NOT DONE: A slow start this season by Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake prompted rumblings he was in decline at age 34, but he has a sack in each of the past six games. Alonso hasn't specialized in making tackles behind the line of scrimmage, but he has been arguably their top defensive player. He threw for 285 yards and three TDs last week.

Already he has almost twice as many catches (51) as Miami deep threat Kenny Stills.

The Dolphins went on to score two touchdowns in the game's final five minutes to seal their come-from-behind win. Miami has surrendered over 100 yards on the ground in three of four games, creating an opportunity for Ravens rushers, who have averaged 104 yards per game over their past three. Ravens LB Terrell Suggs had two sacks and two forced fumbles last week and has three sacks and three forced fumbles in the past three games. Baltimore has also been a shaky bet at home, posting a 5-11 ATS record over their past 16 games.