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Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco are both likely eager to get back on the field after Week 4 losses.
They probably just want it to hurt a little less when they square off Sunday in Miami.
Tannehill has been sacked a league-high 18 times, including four in Monday night's 38-17 loss to New Orleans, and the Ravens' 23-20 defeat to Buffalo last Sunday prompted general manager Ozzie Newsome to trade for offensive line help.
The problem has been there all year for the Dolphins (3-1), but it has received more attention in the week following the loss to the Saints than it did following their three wins.
"It's a big concern," coach Joe Philbin said. "Eighteen sacks is 4 1/2 a game. That's too many."
Flacco has been sacked 12 times, tied for the seventh-most, and he was dropped four times against the Bills while also throwing a career-high five interceptions. On top of that, the Ravens (2-2) are 28th...
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The Baltimore Ravens’ struggles on offense seem to be never ending. Week 1, it was the receivers. Week 2, the run game took a hit. Week 3, it seemed to be the offensive line. Week 4, it was the quarterback.
Joe Flacco threw a career-high five interceptions in Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Prior to Sunday’s game, Flacco...
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BY SEAN DONOVANAfter getting taken down four times in Week 4, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has now been sacked a total of 18 times this season.That puts Miami's signal caller on a pace to take 72 sacks in 2013, a total only matched twice in league history. The alarming frequency that opponents have gotten to the quarterback has put the spotlight on those responsible...
The Miami Dolphins' first loss of the season makes their deficiencies look a lot more glaring.
Pass protection is poor. Turnovers are a problem for Ryan Tannehill. He's struggling to mesh with $60 million receiver Mike Wallace. The ground game tends to disappear. The defense turns soft on third down. And the secondary is shaky, especially when it comes to covering tight...
Too often this season, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has turned around at the end of a play only to find Ryan Tannehill sprawled on the turf.
''If he keeps getting hit like that, he won't last too long,'' Pouncey said. ''That's something we have to correct. We've got to keep him on his feet.''
While better pass protection might keep...
Baltimore fans are spoiled and rude sometimes when it comes to fairly analyzing a rough performance. I cringe a little when I hear folks on the radio blaming Joe Flacco's big contract as the reason the Ravens' offense stalled out in Buffalo.
I don't need to hear the nickname "Joe Sack-o" anymore, either,
Fans with real football knowledge understand...
The Miami Dolphins hopes of continuing the 2013 season undefeated were thwarted by an elite quarterback and a raucous crowd in the Superdome Monday night. Drew Brees using his patented pump fakes left the Miami defense guessing wrong all night. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill could not match Brees, faltering with 4 turnovers leading to two New Orleans scores.
Poor play calling early...
The Miami Dolphins had a chance to enter the national conversation.
That will have to wait.
The Dolphins, playing their biggest game since a 2008 playoff affair, could have gone to 4-0 with a win Monday night at New Orleans. Alas, they lost 38-17.
Turnovers started the onslaught. The Dolphins had little margin of error, and they had two pivotal turnovers in the first half that...
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DAVIE, Fla. -- Offensive linemen only have one statistic anybody really eyes. So you want it to look good.
Unfortunately for those on the Miami Dolphins, it's a sad stat of affairs.
The Dolphins are last in the NFL in having allowed 18 sacks for 113 lost yards. The latest shaky showing was giving up four in Monday night's 38-17 loss at New Orleans.
"It's a high...
This wasn't the outcome the Miami Dolphins had in mind versus the New Orleans Saints. For most Dolfans hovering over Twitter, this wasn't the type of lame duck performance they were looking for. Not to mention, the Dolphins fans in Miami who are deliberating to buy an economical 3 game flex-pack to watch the Dolphins or a 10 game pack to watch the Heat.
BALTIMORE (2-2) at MIAMI (3-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 2-2, Miami 3-1
SERIES RECORD - Tied 5-5
LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Dolphins 26-10, Nov. 7, 2010
LAST WEEK - Dolphins lost to Saints 38-17; Ravens lost to Bills 23-20
AP PRO32 RANKING - Dolphins No. 10, Ravens No. 16
RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS...