The Ravens showed resiliency in the fourth quarter after the Dolphins took their first lead at 16-13.

With the ball at their own 40, the Ravens had no timeouts and rookie quarterback Troy Smith, who replaced Kyle Boller (mild concussion) midway through the fourth. Smith quickly drove the Ravens downfield, completing four of eight passes for 45 yards. His last pass went 9 yards to Darling, who dived for the ball at the Dolphins' 1.

Faced with fourth-and-goal and 12 seconds left in regulation, Billick said he was tempted to go for the game-winning touchdown instead of the tying field goal.

"All or nothing in our circumstance, why not?" Billick said. "But we had just driven the length of the field, and there are some things to be drawn from going into overtime and doing those things. Yeah, it would have been fun to try."

Smith said he lobbied for the Ravens to go for the touchdown. McGahee was the only other Raven who publicly said he thought the Ravens should have tried to win the game in regulation.

"I wanted a chance," said McGahee, who ran for 104 yards on 29 carries.

The Ravens, though, had another shot to win in overtime when they drove 54 yards and sent Stover onto the field.

But Stover missed wide left because he "overkicked" it.

"I'll be all over SportsCenter ... oh well," he said. "I've been this guy that has won many a game for this team and don't want to be [the guy]that loses one, but it happened today."

Just 1:41 later, Camarillo caught a short pass near midfield and outran the Ravens' defense to the end zone.

Ravens receiver Derrick Mason said he had seen the Dolphins run that same play three times.

"He was going in motion, they're running that angle route and I'm hoping that we're going to stop it," Mason said. "But it didn't happen."

It's unknown how much more the Ravens can unravel.

Two weeks ago, the Ravens nearly became the first team to knock off the unbeaten New England Patriots. Now, they're trying to swallow one of the most humiliating games in their existence.

"Nope, it's not a low point," linebacker Bart Scott said. "It's two bad football teams playing, and they won."

jamison.hensley@baltsun.com