BY RICH GOLDBERG
Here are 5 stats to follow entering the Ravens/Dolphins game on Sunday:
One of a kind- Baltimore has already set a NFL record with 11 consecutive one-possession games to start a season. If the Ravens win/lose by 8 points or less, the Ravens will tie a NFL record for consecutive one-possession games within a season, set by the 1989 Chargers.
13 to go- Baltimore’s 9 takeaways rank 3rd fewest in the NFL. What’s more disturbing, the Ravens team record for fewest turnovers forced in a season is 22. The Ravens need 13 more takeaways in the next 5 games to merely tie the dubious mark.
Hang ten- The Dolphins have lost 6 games this season by 10+ points, tied for most in the NFL. The Ravens have 0 losses by double digits. Ironically both teams have a 4-7 record.
Down goes…- Since entering the league in 2012, Ryan Tannehill has been sacked 172 times, most in the NFL. The Ravens have sacked Tannehill 12 times in 2 career matchups, 6 times in each game.
What a rush- The Dolphins have rushed the ball 218 times, less than 20 carries a game and fewest in the NFL. With a new offensive coordinator Sunday that average could change.