Baltimore Sun

Up next for the Ravens: Miami's road warriors

Coming off their bye week, the 5-2 Ravens host the 4-3 Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday. The Ravens are 3-0 at home this season, but if the first half of the Dolphins' season is any indication, home-field advantage might not be in effect for the Ravens this weekend.

The Dolphins are 4-0 on the road this season, and are only the fifth team in NFL history to open a season with four wins on the road and three losses at home, according to STATS, Inc. They have defeated the Bills, the Vikings, the Packers and, on Sunday, the Bengals on the road.


"It's a hard way to do it, but we're doing it -- and coming into these environments," Miami coach Tony Sparano told The Miami Herald. "This team really does a good job. They're a resilient bunch of guys."

Check out some of the Dolphins' lopsided road stats:


*** In their four road games, the Dolphins have rushed for 539 yards on 135 carries. But in their three losses, they ran 240 on 65 attempts.

*** They are averaging 180 passing yards in the road wins compared to 303 passing yards in the home losses. Chad Henne has thrown five interceptions at home and just two on the road.

*** The Miami defense has allowed 13.5 points per game on the road and 31.7 at home.

*** The Dolphins have 11 sacks and have forced six turnovers (five interceptions) on the road compared to six sacks and two forced turnovers (zero interceptions) in Miami.