The early indications were not good.
Starting receiver Torrey Smith had already been nursing a knee injury during the week, but after a good pregame workout Sunday, the knee started to swell. Smith still played a couple of series in the game against the Dolphins, but was more decoy than target.
But it didn't matter. Even without Smith, the Ravens lit up the Dolphins and one of the best pass defenses in the NFL.
All things considered — playing on the road, caliber of competition and what was at stake — it was the Ravens' best passing performance of the season. Just about everybody got involved.
Quarterback Joe Flacco completed 25 of 33 passes for 269...