Baltimore’s pass rush helps it escape with a victory over Miami

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The Ravens ran for a season-high 133 yards. Ray Rice rushed for a season-best 74 and caught six passes for 28. Torrey Smith made six catches for 121 yards.

Despite being outgained and outplayed, the Dolphins mounted a furious rally. Trailing 23-13 with 10 minutes left, they scored twice in 95 seconds.

Reshad Jones tied the game at 23 by returning an interception 25 yards for a touchdown. Flacco was throwing from the goal line on third down when his right arm and the ball were hit by Dion Jordan, and the pass fluttered to Jones, who ran untouched for the score.

“Stuff happens,” Flacco said. “You get mad at yourself for a couple of seconds, then you go to the sideline to regroup.”

Joe never gets fazed,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s not going to get rattled.”

Flacco moved Baltimore 34 yards to set up Tucker’s tiebreaking field goal, his fourth of the day. The score triggered a roar, with perhaps 10,000 Ravens rooters in the crowd of 68,342.

“How many fans did we have here?” Harbaugh said. “It seemed like half the stadium. They were loud the whole game.”

Flacco led drives of 80, 73 and 94 yards on the Ravens‘ first three possessions of the second half, each resulting in a score to transform a 13-6 deficit into a 23-13 lead.

Tannehill couldn’t quite keep up. He finished 21 for 40 for 307 yards with one touchdown and no turnovers, but the Ravens‘ sacks cost Miami 35 yards.

“We knew coming in they had a good pass rush,” Tannehill said. “Especially when you get behind 10, we knew they were going to be teeing off. As a unit we just all need to step up and do everything we can to handle the pass rush.”

The pressure was fiercest in the fourth quarter, when Suggs had all of his sacks.

“My wife told me, ‘Bring mama home three sacks,’” he said. “It came down the stretch and it was time to get going.”

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