The Ravens and Dolphins went at it on Thursday Night Football in Baltimore. Check out the highlights and who came out on top.
The Baltimore Ravens proved on Thursday night that, when they get going on all sides of the ball, they’re pretty hard to stop. That was pretty evident when they battled the Miami Dolphins at home in a blowout win.
The Ravens came out on top, winning 40-0 in a game that was pretty much over at halftime. Although a small setback came when Joe Flacco went out due to the concussion protocol, everything was clicking for the team on offense and defense. Whether they needed to score on offense or defense, it seemed they could do it with ease.
There were a ton of highlights in this one, on both sidelines and both sides of the ball, which you can find below if you missed the action on Thursday night:
1. Joe Flacco
Before he entered the concussion protocol, Flacco led a solid Ravens offensive attack, and got Jeremy Maclin back involved in the action on a nice 39-yard touchdown pass to give the team an early lead that they never gave up. Although Ryan Mallett popped in and took over nicely, Flacco got the team rolling in the right direction.
2. Ryan Mallett
While Joe Flacco was the first star of the game, Ryan Mallett stepped in and made some big plays for the Ravens to extend their lead when Flacco went into the concussion protocol. A big touchdown pass in the red zone to Benjamin Watson put the Ravens up 20-0 with less than two minutes to go in the first half and proved that the Ravens could still be set if Flacco were to miss any time on the field.
3. Jeremy Maclin
After a bit of a disappearance from the Ravens offense, Jeremy Maclin finally made an appearance on the stat sheet with a big touchdown to get the game going for the Ravens. His touchdown catch on a solid pass from Flacco got everything rolling, and could be in the step in the direction for the rest of the year.
The Ravens were favored -2.5, according to Sportsbook Review, and they met the expectations (and exceeded them) with their blowout win on Thursday night.
The Ravens will travel to play the Tennessee Titans next week in Week 9, while the Dolphins will host the Oakland Raiders for their next battle.