Fins No Longer Kings OF The Road, Ravens Win 26-10
MIAMI (CBS4) ―The Dolphins perfect record on the road fell Sunday, the victim of a non-existence offense and a series of interceptions that allowed the Baltimore Ravens to beat them at home, 26-10.
The Ravens lit up the scoreboard first when Willis McGahee connected with QB Joe Flacco for a 32 yard touch down pass just 3 minutes into the game, putting Baltimore up by 7.
The ‘Fins quickly answered, putting their on 7 on the board and Ronnie Brown ran for 12 yards to put the ball in the end-zone, with 5:23 left in the first quarter, tying the game 10-all.
The foot of Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff again put Baltimore in the lead, with a 26 yard field goal just seconds into the 2nd quarter putting the game at 10-7 Baltimore.
Miami fumbled the kickoff return, but was able to recover in the end-zone, only to have a Chad Henne pass intended for Brian Hartine picked off by Baltimore’s Lardarius Webb, who returned it for 32 yards and just barely missed a touchdown.
Miami was able to recover, averting a disaster deep in their territory, but the ‘Fins couldn’t hot the red zone so they had to kick away.
Late in the 2nd quarter, Baltimore was able to get Billy Cundiff close enough to hit s 39 yard field goal, widening the Ravens’ lead over Miami to 6 points, leaving the score 13-7 at the 2 minute warning.
Miami tried in the final 2 minutes to take the lead, missing 2 TD passes with just seconds in the half, but again relying on the powerful led of kicker Dan Carpenter, the ‘Fins were able to narrow the lead . Carpenter hit a 19 yarder to put Miami within 3 of the Ravens as the teams went to the locker room, 13-10.
Barreling back in the 3rd, the Ravens Derrick Mason connected for a 12 yard TD pass from Joe Flacco after an 81 yard drive to widen the lead over the Dolphins by 10, seeming to put their perfect road record in danger.
In the 4th, the Ravens widened their lead to 2 full TD’s with a Billy Cundiff 20 yard field goal at 7:27.
Cundiff hit again with 2:07 in the 4th, drilling a 24 yard field goal to give the Ravens another 3.