Day two of free agency brought more reminders of the Ravens' key offseason losses. The team continued to weigh their free-agent options, exercising patience as they try to fill roster holes without an abundance of salary cap space.
Jon Meoli hits on 10 stats, notes, and thoughts following the Ravens' 28-13 road win over the Miami Dolphins. Read ahead for notes on replacing Haloti Ngata, the offense carrying this team, and the performance of Rick Wagner and Eugene Monroe.
When the Ravens' 28-13 win over the Dolphins in front of an announced 70,244 at Sun Life Stadium was finally complete, players pointed to John Harbaugh's decision as the impetus for a victory that they badly needed.
As he walked out of the visiting locker room late Sunday afternoon following one of the finest days of his career, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil was serenaded by a chant that is usually heard only at his home stadium.
Ravens Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended by the NFL for four games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the latest blow to the team's playoff hopes.
Every week, reporter Jon Meoli will serve up five stats you should know heading into that week's Ravens game. This week's stats, prepared ahead of Sunday's playoff-type showdown with the Miami Dolphins, touch on some rate stats at which the Ravens excel, and how they might impact one of the biggest games of the season.
One year after the Ravens (7-5) failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time under coach John Harbaugh, they¿re facing what basically amounts to a must-win situation against the Dolphins (7-5) at Sun Life Stadium.