Brandon Gibson

Justin Tucker's 44-yard field goal lifts Ravens to 26-23 win over Dolphins

Ray Rice had welts on his forehead and upper right arm. He needed to douse his eyes with drops to clear them of dirt and sweat. After more than three hours of playing in stifling heat and humidity, the Ravens diminutive running back looked like a man who needed a shower followed by a long nap.

Rice’s afternoon mirrored that of the Ravens, who were able to exhale only after Miami Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis sent a 57-yard field-goal attempt wide left with 38 seconds to go. The miss, which came a little over a minute after Justin Tucker’s 44-yard field goal had given the Ravens a three-point lead, secured the Ravens’ 26-23 victory in front of an announced 68,342 at Sun Life...