Before the bye week, the Ravens had a tough time defending Buffalo’s spread offense. Miami might not give the Ravens the same look because the Dolphins don’t trust quarterback Chad Henne as much as Buffalo trusts Ryan Fitzpatrick. But the Ravens have to find a way to stop Dolphin receiver Brandon Marshall and make tackles after the catch.
The Ravens couldn't tackle anything against Buffalo.
"He runs the entire route tree out there when he's playing 'X," said Ravens coach John Harbaugh of Marshall. "He runs quick passes and does everything downfield. He's a very good route-runner for a big man. When he runs the underneath stuff, it's always a catch-and-run idea.
One of the biggest things in their passing game is catch and run. The throws to [Davone] Bess and Marshall, especially — and a lot of times to the backs and the swing routes — are catch-and-run ideas. They're an extension of their run game, and we're going to have to do a great job tackling those guys, because that's a big part of what they do."
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