Ravens ready for pass-heavy Dolphins

OWINGS MILLS - The Miami Dolphins have gotten some big runs from running back Lamar Miller the last three games, but the Dolphins' offense is built around the passing game and second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
Excluding runs by Tannehill, Miami has thrown the ball on 70 percent of its offensive snaps heading into today's game against the Ravens.
Tannehill threw three interceptions during the Dolphins' loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday, but he's throwing for 269 yards per game.
"When he's on, he can put the ball where it needs to be," Baltimore outside linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "He can put it anywhere. He can make every throw. [But] if you rattle him a little bit, you can tend to have some success."
Tannehill has been sacked more than any other quarterback in the NFL this season.
The Dolphins' offensive line was a question mark coming into the year, and Tannehill has been sacked four times or more in each of the first four games.
According to Pro Football Focus, right tackle Tyson Clabo has particularly struggled for the Dolphins in pass protection.
Meanwhile, the Ravens, led by Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, have been one of the league's best so far at getting after the quarterback.
Baltimore has 13 sacks, tied for eighth-most.
Continuing to generate that same level of pass rush figures to be important against a team that throws the ball as much as Miami and has the weapons in the passing game that the Dolphins do.
Wide receivers Mike Wallace and Brian Hartline are the two well-known names among Miami's pass catchers. But while Hartline and Wallace have combined for 36 catches and three touchdowns, wide receiver Brandon Gibson and versatile fullback Charles Clay both also have 20 catches this season.
"This is a talented, talented football team, and I think they've done a great job with the quarterback," Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees said, later adding, "They do a great job of letting him do what he does best. We've got to get them out of that."

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