The Baltimore Ravens are starting to get everything clicking, and just at the right time as the playoffs loom in the distance. And they proved it, handling the visiting Miami Dolphins (7-5-0) a dominating 38-6 defeat in Week 13.
QB Joe Flacco, who has struggled in the 2016 season with a mix of indecisiveness and an inaccurate throw, was in total control of the game for the first half of the game. He threw three touchdown passes and set a personal record for most pass completions in the first half of a single game for his career.
Behind the three touchdowns, a field goal by Justin Tucker, and a dominating defense that kept the Dolphins scoreless, the Ravens essentially put the game out of reach at the end of the first half with Baltimore up 24-0.
Flacco (36/47, 381 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT) added another touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Breshad Perriman, who broke free on a slant and took it in from 53-yards. Terrance West had a 9-yard TD run later in the fourth.
The Ravens defense played exceptionally well against a Miami team who had won their previous 6 games in a row. The Ravens forced Miami QB Ryan Tannehill (29/40, 226 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT) to rely on quick passes, and when he threw downfield, the Ravens made 3 interceptions off of him.
The Ravens head to Foxboro to play the 10-2 New England Patriots on Monday Night Football in Week 14.
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