Here's all of the essential information for the Ravens' Week 13 matchup against the Dolphins.
What: Ravens (4-7) at Dolphins (4-7)
When: Sunday, 1 p.m.
Where: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Fla.
Watch: Ravens Kickoff (12 p.m., CSN); Ravens Postgame Live (4 p.m., CSN)
Five matchups to follow:
1. Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh vs. Ravens offensive line
Suh can be a play-wrecker, and the Ravens’ offensive line figures to be without left tackle Eugene Monroe (shoulder injury) again. Matchups between Suh and Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda should be classic, although Suh will attack other lineman as well.
2. Ravens quarterback Matt Schaub vs. Dolphins defense
With his first Ravens start out of the way, Schaub should be calmer and less rusty. But can he avoid the interceptions that have plagued him late in his career? At least Schaub has good karma against the Dolphins– with a 5-0 all-time record.
3. Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees vs. Dolphins offensive coordinator Zac Taylor
This is Taylor’s first game as coordinator, replacing Bill Lazor who was fired Monday. That makes the Dolphins’ offensive game plan a little harder to predict. Whatever the Dolphins do, Pees wants to eliminate the big plays that have hurt the Ravens this season.
4. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry vs. Ravens secondary
Landry is on pace for a 1,000-yard season (816 yards), and is dangerous after the catch. Tackling has been an issue for the Ravens.
“He has quick feet, exceptional eyes,” said Pees. “His yards come running after the catch, and he makes a lot of people miss."
5. Ravens special teams vs. Dolphins special teams
The Ravens have blocked a kick in five straight games, and Ravens wide receiver Kaelin Clay returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown Monday night. This could be another game when the Ravens’ special teams make the difference.
Prediction: The Dolphins have lost four of their last five, while the Ravens seem to be building momentum.
RAVENS 26, DOLPHINS 20.