Childs Walker, reporter: It's hard to overstate the importance of this victory in rescuing the Ravens' season. They were a lost team four days ago in Minnesota and seemed on the verge of fading to the dregs of the NFL. Instead, they delivered a confident performance on both sides of the ball against the 4-2 Dolphins. This was the defense we expected after the preseason, with almost every starter delivering a significant play. And the offense, bolstered by a healthier receiving corps and an career-best performance from running back Alex Collins, held up its end. That's all shaded by the concussion quarterback Joe Flacco suffered on an inexcusable hit by Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso. But the Ravens might have caught a relative break there, because they play just once in the next 24 days.