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***THE Official Miami Dolphins vs Baltimore Ravens Gameday Thread***

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by The_Dark_Knight, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Miami Dolphins (4-2) vs Baltimore Ravens (3-4)

    Thursday October 26th, 2017 8:25pm

    Weather; Partly cloudy, 56 degrees at kickoff

    M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, MD

    NFL Network, CBS

    This Thursday, the Miami Dolphins face one of their toughest adversaries, the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens, since moving to Baltimore from Cleveland lead the series 8-6 including two post season match-ups. The Dolphins last defeated the Ravens in December 2015 in Miami and the last time the Dolphins defeated the Ravens in Baltimore wad in October 1997. The Ravens are one of those teams that have the Dolphins number, but if there's one team that's struggling offensively relatively as badly as the Dolphins, it's the Ravens.

    Statistics

    Offense
    Baltimore
    Passing Yards per game: 157.4 (32nd)
    Rushing yards per game: 120.1 (12th)
    Total yards per game: 277.6 (31st)
    Points per game: 18.6 (23rd)

    Miami
    Passing Yards per game: 180.2 (30th)
    Rushing yards per game: 81.7 (29th)
    Total yards per game: 261 (32nd)
    Points per game: 15.3 (31st)

    Defensively, Miami and Baltimore match-up pretty evenly with the exception of rushing defense. Baltimore's once stingy rushing defense is dead last in the NFL and teams have been able to run right through them. The Ravens won't see such generosity from the Dolphins defense having effectively shut down every running back they've faced this season and they haven't truly been that generous to opposing quarterbacks either

    Defense
    Baltimore
    Passing Yards per game: 189.3 (7th)
    Rushing yards per game: 145.3 (32nd)
    Total yards per game: 334.6 (18th)
    Points per game: 21.1 (13th)

    Miami
    Passing Yards per game: 225.8 (17th)
    Rushing yards per game: 82.3 (5th)
    Total yards per game: 308.2 (10th)
    Points per game: 18.7 (7th)

    My overall take on this game is to see the J-Train rack up the yardage, seeing at least 25 carries. For the Dolphins offensively, this is going to be old fashioned smash mouthed football, but don't think for a second that back-up quarterback Matt Moore will just be handing the ball off all night. The Ravens are hurting badly in their rush defense and they are going to have to stack the line to stop Ajayi. Moore is a smart enough quarterback to recognize this and he's going to exploit it.

    For the Ravens' offense, they're going to face the stiffest run defense they've seen all season. The front 4 are going to have to shut down the Ravens' running game and force Flacco into 3rd and long because this is not your father's Joe Flacco. In the Raven's loss to the Vikings, Flacco was 27-39 for a dismal 187 yards and was 6-16 on 3rd down.

    Although I don't see Miami embarrassing Baltimore in front of their home crowd, I actually see Miami's reborn offensive attitude under Matt Moore taking more shots downfield and putting more points on the board.

    Miami wins in a slug fest 34-24, quote the raven, nevermore...
     
  2. Dolphin North

    Dolphin North Well-Known Member

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    I think we'll throw downfield too, but I wouldn't be surprised to see us still play conservatively for a half once again. We're one shot on Moore away from disaster.
     
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  3. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I think this might be the game where we introduce ourselves to the NFL.

    We still haven't fired on all cylinders for a complete game. I believe we might just win a lopsided one tomorrow night.
     
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  4. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Oh, Oh, Oh Fitzmagic Club Member

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    I was actually thinking the Raiders game would be our coming out party. I think we win vs Baltimore, but playing on the road on Thursday night evens the odds quite a bit.
     
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  5. Sceeto

    Sceeto Well-Known Member

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    Would love to see Wake and Ajayi destroy these mofos.
     
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  6. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    I think there's a chance the short week works in our favor. We may still be riding the high form the Jets game and pick up where we left off.
     
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  7. Ohio Fanatic

    Ohio Fanatic Oh, Oh, Oh Fitzmagic Club Member

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    that would be nice for a change. I worry a little bit about Ajayi - who seemed to take some real poundings last Sunday - playing on a short week. I really hope Gase gets over his issues and dials up some plays for Drake to Ajayi isn't carrying the whole load again.
     
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  8. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Agree. I cringe when I see Williams come in to the game.
     
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  9. DrAstroZoom

    DrAstroZoom Canary in a Coal Mine Luxury Box

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    The Ravens' recent total futility at defending the run makes this even more a possibility.
     
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  10. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I think it does because we've already played a ton of short weeks so far with all the travel. It's basically a normal week for us.
     
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  11. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    Where's Dirty?

    :huh:
     
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  12. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    Dude don't. If you say his name 3 times, he'll appear and start making 100s of awful threads a day. :smile:










    No, seriously....stop.
     
  13. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    I like him...lol
     
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  14. eltos_lightfoot

    eltos_lightfoot Well-Known Member

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    Dirty does kind of grow on you...like a rash. Wait, what?
     
  15. aesop

    aesop Well-Known Member

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    He grows on me like an inoperable tumor.
     
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  16. Colmax

    Colmax Well-Known Member

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    Ravens favored by 3 points?

    Okay....
     
  17. AGuyNamedAlex

    AGuyNamedAlex Well-Known Member

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    So they score roughly 3 points more a game but also allow 3 more.

    They rush better but also allow more rush yards.

    Call it a tie? Lol
     
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  18. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    My a-hole Redskins schlub roommate is trying to bait me into watching the game on TV while he drinks and becomes belligerent...Just like the Ravens.

    No way in hell. I'll gamecast it if I can't watch a youtube livestream, FTW...
     
  19. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Call his bluff. Then after the game remind him that the Redskins are not as good as the Dolphins and laugh at them jettisoning their WR core and expecting it to not matter.
     
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  20. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    I don't want him to go to jail. He's the most insecure POS I've ever met, one laugh and I've got tons of worthless paperwork to fill out and possible court proceedings. He's fat (like *** belly fat), wears glasses, racist when it suits him, and owns an AR-15...You call his bluff, lol.
     
  21. Fin-O

    Fin-O Initiated Club Member

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    Sounds miserable. Obviously you don't get to pick your roommates.

    Do you have to pretend you are a Trump supporter too, just to keep the peace??
     
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  22. Pandarilla

    Pandarilla Purist Emeritus

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    I will say this on his behalf, he was one measure short of eclipsing Booger's epic belch from "Revenge of the Nerds." So if takes those attributes to complete such a masterpiece, well then, I feel it's my duty to tolerate him as much as humanly possible.

    If he ever does, I have a feeling the whole house will be going to jail...
     
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  23. Puka-head

    Puka-head My2nd Fav team:___vs Jets Club Member

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    If you want I'll come over and take him fishing for you brah. Or we could go exploring lava tubes. Or a visit to my friends pig farm. I hate Redskins fans, and the redskins, almost as much as the jest, maybe even more. Just hearing Joe Theesmans voice makes me slightly homicidal.
     
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  24. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    the ravens play well at home because they have great fans that know how to be loud, in a very intimate venue..
     
  25. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Brandon Williams is back...dude is a beast.
     
  26. KeyFin

    KeyFin Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I have a feeling that we're going to light the Ravens up something awful tonight....just like we did with Moore's first game against the Jets last season. Our team is hyped and ready to make a statement- this is a huge, huge game for us and I can't wait for kickoff!
     
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  27. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    They are 1-2 at home this year already.
     
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  28. The_Dark_Knight

    The_Dark_Knight Defender of the Truth

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    Injury update for the Ravens...
    Wide receivers Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Breshad Perriman are all questionable to play. Terrance West and Maxx Williams have both been ruled out. Also listed as questionable are Eric Weddle[​IMG] (ankle) and Tony Jefferson[​IMG] (ankle), outside linebacker Terrell Suggs[​IMG] (knee), linebacker Patrick Onwuasor[​IMG] (knee) and cornerback Jimmy Smith[​IMG] (Achilles).

    For the Dolphins, no surprise that Cutler is listed out. Left tackle Laremy Tunsil (knee), receiver DeVante Parker (ankle), defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (ankle) are all listed as questionable to play.
     
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  29. Galant

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  30. CRAZYFACE

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    I think the Ravens will be ready for Ajayi plus he can't keep shouldering the run offense. MM had a great game v Jets, but we all know things can quickly go wrong when he starts to get confident and throws the ball into wrong areas. Nothing seems to be easy for the 'Fins this season and this might be the one where we get found out. Our offense just isn't great.
    20-10 to the Ravens. ( I hope I'm wrong). On at 2pm here I maybe asleep by then. Give us a shout if it starts to look as though we'll win.
     
  31. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    My gut feeling is that Ajayi will actually do well this game. As much as the Ravens are preparing for him, they've been horrible against the run, and I remember a game last season (vs. the Bills?) where the same was being said - "We know Ajayi is coming, We're going to focus on stopping him." End result? It was one of the two back-to-back 200 yard games (if I remember rightly). So intentions are one thing, results are another, and although the Dolphins haven't been consistent, especially on offense, I just get the sense that they're fired up, ready to go, and after having trouble running the ball last game, I think Ajayi is going to be more fired up to break through. Hopefully Gase and Christensen have something prepared as well, maybe a bit more Drake or Williams, maybe more tight-end action?

    There are so many tools on offense that haven't been used thus far, I'm hoping Gase finally breaks out some of those toys from his toy box and begins to bring some real diversity to this offense, keep the Ravens, and other teams, off-balance. For example, using TE's short (Marqueis Gray please!), Landry etc in the middle and then Grant and /or Stills deep there's real potential in the Miami offense to keep defenses honest. I'd like to see more more variety from Gase to utilise all these tools.

    Big proviso - we've got a few questionables on the OL along with Steen ruled out. If the OL play becomes horrible then we know how the offense can stutter.

    Bottom line for me, though? I'm quietly confident on this one, bit of excitement. I might even stay up until the ridiculous hours of the morning to watch the game (or go to bed and then wake up for it). It's a 2:30AM start over on my side of the pond.
     
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  32. Miami_Dolfan

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    OL better be on their game tonight!
     
  33. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    The Ravens, much like the Jets, can have an average to below average team and beat us on any given day. I'm not expecting Moore to be able to come in here, on a short week as a back-up, and light up their defense.

    17-14 Dolphins....
     
  34. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    On a side note...Dirty is either in jail, the hospital, or banned. If it's the first 2 I can believe it, but if it's the latter I don't think he did anything to warrant a banning.
     
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  35. Galant

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    A few gifs/takes from Aqua...




     
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  37. Rick 1966

    Rick 1966 Professional Hipshooter

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    Baltimore always scares me. We never play them well. We'll be dead lucky if we come out of there with a win.
     
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  38. Galant

    Galant Love - Unity - Sacrifice - Eternity Staff Member

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    His account seems to be active.
    Just not around since Saturday.
     
  39. danmarino

    danmarino Justice for Jacob Blake Club Member

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    I noticed that too. However, a recent member was recently banned for a little while and their account status never changed either. It's just not like him to be away for this long.
     
  40. Fin D

    Fin D Sigh Club Member

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    He was probably banned for his behavior. I'm sure it was only temporary but it was likely deserved.
     

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