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Ravens vs. Dolphins Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

Ravens vs. Dolphins Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, video, analysis

The Baltimore Ravens host the Miami Dolphins on Sunday in a Week 13 matchup both teams need a win in order to tighten their grip on an AFC playoff spot.

The Ravens (6-5) are 3-1 since their bye week and are looking to keep pace ahead of the Steelers in Bengals in the race for the AFC North title. The AFC North is unlikely to get two temas into the NFL Playoffs, and with the Ravens holding the tiebreaker over the Steelers, a win over the Dolphins will distance themselves from the rest of the pack

But the Dolphins (7-4) have quietly won six straight games and not only hold good positioning in the AFC Wild Card picture, but are not far behind the AFC East-leading Patriots.

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Jay Ajayi has cooled off in recent weeks following consecutive weeks with at least 200 yards rushing. But quarterback Ryan Tannehill has stepped up his game at a pivotal time. The key to victory for the Ravens will undoubtedly be how much their stellar defense can stymie Ajayi, Tannehill and the Dolphins offense, coupled with Joe Flacco controlling the game, limiting turnovers.

Expect this to be yet another close game. Eight of the Ravens' 11 games have been decided by seven points or less, which means we cna expect to see Justin Tucker called upon in the clutch. The fifth-year kicker has yet to miss a field goal attempt this season and set an NFL record in Week 12, making three field goals of at least 50 yards in the same quarter.

Trying to predict Ravens vs. Dolphins is not easy. The Ravens are three-point favorites heading into the game, but the matchup feels closer to a "pick 'em." CSN Insider Clifton brown made his prediction, and breaks down the five factors needed to do so.

Ravens vs. Dolphins kicks off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium on CBS. But the action begins at Noon with Chris Miller and Brad Jackson on Ravens Kickoff on CSN. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is here with the latest live updates, scores, stats, highlights, videos, and analysis from Week 13 Ravens vs. Dolphins. Be sure to give us your thoughts on the game in the comment section below.

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Ravens vs. Dolphins Live Updates

FOURTH QUARTER: Ravens 38, Dolphins 6

3:56 PM: There it is. The Ravens win 38-6. A huge win for multiple reasons. 

3:44 PM: Kenneth Dixon scampers into the end zone for a nine-yard TD. Ravens up 38-6. This is a woodshedding.

3:38 PM: Ravens force another INT. This one is all but over. With 7 mintues to go, Mallett is in the game and the Ravens can get their run game some reps.

3:29 PM: It looks like Ryan Mallett is getting loose on the side. Joe Flacco's day is likely coming to an end. He finishes 36-for-47, with 381 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

3:25 PM: That was Joe Flacco's fourth touchdown pass of the day and his 35th completion of the day, which ties a career high for him. 

3:22 PM: BRESHAD PERRIMAN TOUCHDOWN. That's his second TD in as many weeks. He is very fast. 

3:18 PM: The Ravens' run game has been far from spectacular, but Terrance West and Kenneth Dixon have made big runs when the team needed to. The two have combined for 57 yards on ten carries.

3:16 PM: Devante Parker makes a nice catch in the back corner of the end zone and the Dolphins are finally on the board. 

3:14 PM: And just as I write that, Dennis Pitta fumbles the ball and the Dolphins return it into the Ravens' red zone. 

3:10 PM: The Ravens did not score in the third quarter. But luckily, the Dolphins didn't either. In fact, the Dolphins haven't scored at all. 

THIRD QUARTER: Ravens 24, Dolphins 0

2:55 PM: The Ravens' offense has stalled out a bit. But the defense is not bending. There is still plenty of time left for the Dolphins to make things interesting, but you have to like what the Ravens have done in all three phases of the game. 

2:49 PM: We have our first appearance of Sam Koch today. It's always a blessing when your punter doesn't see the field until the third quarter. First Ravens possession that didn't end in a score (or INT). 

2:40 PM: Aaaand just like that, the Ravens pick off Tannehill near the goal line Eric Weddle with the 53-yard INT. 

2:35 PM: The Dolphins will get the ball first. They've moved the ball well, but haven't done anything of note with it. 

SECOND QUARTER: Ravens 24, Dolphins 0

2:20 PM: Justin Tucker from 55 yards is basically automatic. Ravens lead 24-0 at the half.

2:19 PM: Ravens keep moving down the field. But Flacco can't ground the ball in time and Justin Tucker comes out to kick a 55-yard FG. 

2:15 PM: Ravens CB Jimmy Smith, who missed the last two weeks with a back injury, is being looked at on the sidelines after colliding with Jarvis Landry. The Ravens can ill afford another injury in the secondary.

2:12 PM: Just a disastrous first half for the Dolphins, a team entering Week 13 with six straight wins. Tannehill mishandles a snap and falls on the ball way behind the line of scrimmage. But as we've seen in the past, teams have come out from the locker room with a whole new mentality against the Ravens. 

2:05 PM: This is the story of the game so far.

2:03 PM: FLACCO TO PITTA, PART DEAUX! Good guys lead 21-0

2:00 PM: Ravens convert on a key fourth down to keep the drive moving. The Dolphins have not been able to get Joe Flacco and company off the field.

1:58 PM: Ravens announce CB Tavon Young is questionable for return with a shoulder injury.

1:50 PM: This has been a textbook Ravens' first half. Controlling the tempo, not bending on defense. The big question is when when they deviate from the gameplan and hang on for dear life?

1:46 PM: The Dolphins have been able to move the ball, but aren't making big plays, which is resulting in their drives stalling out. Four possessions have ended in two punts, an INT and a missed FG. 

1:40 PM: A beautiful interception by Webb is confirmed but basically taken away, because on the very next play, Joe Flacco throws an INT, giving the ball back to the Dolphins.

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1:38 PM: Tannehill looks to the corner of the end zone with a deep pass and it looks like Lardarius Webb comes up with a beautiful interception. Wild play. Webb looks banged up, but WOW that was pretty.

FIRST QUARTER: Ravens 14, Dolphins 0

1:35 PM: That does it for the first quarter. The Ravens pitched a first-quarter shutout for the fifth straight game. 

1:30 PM: Our first bit of in-game injury news. Kiko Alonso, the team's leading tackler, is out with a hand injury. 

1:28 PM: Dolphins player slips up on the kickoff return. That's the second time it's happened today. No bueno. 

1:24 PM: There goes that man again. Flacco to Pitta for the touchdown. That was a good drive and a great start for the Ravens. Joe Flacco is now 11-for-14 for 136 yards and two touchdown passes. That was Pitta's first touchdown of the year and the first time all season the Ravens have opened a game with back-to-back TDs.

1:22 PM: Joe Flacco continues to pick apart the Dolphins. A heavy dose of Joe Flacco. 

1:20 PM: Joe Flacco finds Dennis Pitta over the middle, and the Ravens tight end uses his legs to stretch it out for a huge game. Hold the phone. This one is coming back because of a holding penalty on Vladimir Ducasse. Fiddlesticks. 

1:18 PM: The Dolphins' first drive stalls and they settle for a field goal attempt. AND THEY MISS IT! The Ravens will take over after Franks' 48-yard miss. 

1:15 PM: Dolphins come out with a heavy dose of Jay Ajayi. The brusing back plows ahead on a series of runs, then blows up Jerraud Powers' tackle attempt for a 19-yard run. He good.

1:12 PM: Now THIS is a stat. Now, granted, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise if you've watched every Ravens game this season. They typically start fast and have to hold on tight down the stretch. It's wildly entertaining, it's just not the greatest tactic for self-preservation.

1:09 PM: Perfect start for the Ravens. Eight plays, 79 yards. Steve Smith makes a big catch, and the Flacco carved up the Dolphins' defense, completing passes to six different receivers. Ravens finish it off with a 3-yard pass to Terrance West. 7-0, good guys. 

1:03 PM: The Dolphins won the toss and deferred. Devin Hester fields the punt and gets it out to the 23-yard line.

PREGAME:

12:55 PM: It's almost go-time. Which, means it's time to predict the final score of Ravens vs. Dolphins.

Clifton Brown: Ravens 20, Dolphins 17

Troy Machir: Dolphins 20, Ravens 19

12:40 PM: The current temperature outside M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is a balmy 46 degrees. It's blustery and cool, with 5-10 mph winds. It's perfect football weather.

12:35 PM: Hope you are tuning in to Ravens Kickoff on CSN. If you aren't, you're missing Chris Miller and Brad Jackson wearing Christmas sweaters because it's that time of the year.

12:00 PM: Jimmy Smith and Kamar Aiken are both suiting up today. You can find the full list of inactive players right here. 

11:45 AM: Also joining me on this wonderful voyage of Ravens football is CSN's Clifton BrownBo Smolka and Brent Harris, who are anchoring our coverage at M&T Bank Stadium today. 

11:30 AM: Welcome to CSN Mid-Atlantic's live blog for Week 13 Ravens vs. Dolphins. I am your esteemed host Troy Machir. You'll want to follow me on Twitter, so you can criticize me for my #bias analysis and bad sports takes.

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How Ravens will fill 'irreplaceable' Marshal Yanda's right guard position

How Ravens will fill 'irreplaceable' Marshal Yanda's right guard position

The Ravens have a few holes throughout the roster, but perhaps none of them carry as much significance as the right guard position. 

With Marshal Yanda’s retirement earlier in the offseason, the Ravens have an open spot at right guard for the first time in over a decade. While there are a few options to replace the future Hall of Famer, none of them carry Yanda’s presence. 

“The thinking is it’s going to be really hard,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “I think he’s irreplaceable, bottom line. You can’t say that you’re going to plug in another Marshal Yanda. Probably the same thing applied to Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. To me, he’s in that category.”

Baltimore’s options along the interior offensive line are limited, as center Matt Skura is recovering from a significant knee injury — leaving the starting interior line, from left to right, as Bradley Bozeman, Patrick Mekari and Ben Powers. 

Mekari has five starts in his career; Powers has played in just one game. 

The team also released James Hurst, who was a versatile offensive lineman who could play both tackle and guard. Now, the Ravens have a lack of depth along the starting offensive line. 

Now, they’ll turn their focus to adding talent to the interior offensive line — both talent that can start and provide immediate depth.

“There are some tackles that we think can play inside, play guard,” general manager Eric DeCosta said. “There are some really good guards, some centers in this draft. I think we’ve shown in the past that we can find guys in the second, third, fourth, fifth rounds, offensive linemen who can come in and play.”

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A few early options in the draft figure to be Lloyd Cushenberry III out of LSU, Cesar Ruiz of Michigan and Nick Harris of Washington. 

Cushenberry and Ruiz started most of their careers at center, but Harris spent time at guard as well and could provide some much-needed versatility to a position that has some legitimate concerns. 

“We’ve got to make sure that we do a great job of making sure the interior offensive line is all set,” Harbaugh said. “How you do it, you do it the old way. We’ve got to look at all the players, try to find the best fits. I don’t think we necessarily have to concern ourselves with what the rest of the league is looking for in the offensive line, or any other position really, but just what we’re looking for and the type of player we want.”

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How Eric DeCosta, staff plan to build out the Ravens’ draft board during quarantine

How Eric DeCosta, staff plan to build out the Ravens’ draft board during quarantine

When the NFL Draft happens on April 23, the best technology available will be at the Ravens’ staff’s fingertips. 

They’ll also have to conduct the draft more like what was conducted in the 1980s as compared to present day. 

With league-wide shutdowns of team facilities, all NFL teams will have to conduct their own drafts with each individual front office member in their homes. In a way, that means it’s business as usual for the Ravens. 

“I don’t think it’s really going to be that much different than we’ve been accustomed to,” general manager Eric DeCosta said. “We had the opportunity to meet with so many different players at the Senior Bowl and the East-West combine, we really prepared to be the best we can be. The thing we come back to, it’s been this way ever since I know I got into the league, it’s really about the tape, how the guy plays.”

The Ravens will have to navigate the draft, though, without a traditional war room for the staff to congregate in. There, they’ll have to make draft choices and trades remotely.

“We did a lot of work in person in February and also in December to get ready for these meetings,” DeCosta said. “There are some challenges associated, nothing major, but we’re excited for the opportunity and we think it’s going to work out well for us.”

The draft board this year, DeCosta said, will have 185 players that they consider to be “draftable” players for the Ravens. Of that number, 25 of which are wide receivers. He’ll have to make those selections over Zoom, the video-conferencing service. 

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Coach John Harbaugh’s mind isn’t exactly at ease over Zoom, either. 

“Every time I read something in The Wall Street Journal or New York Times that talks about how messed up Zoom is or some of these other deals that came out this morning, I immediately text it to our IT people,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve got some real concerns about that, and hopefully we’ll be okay. I really wouldn’t want the opposing coaches to have our playbook or our draft meetings.”

The draft board and meetings that Harbaugh would like to keep internally will assuredly discuss the bevy of wide receivers available in this year’s class. Three first-round locks appear to be two Alabama receivers, Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III, and Ceedee Lamb of Oklahoma. 

Denzel Mims, Justin Jefferson, Tee Higgins and Jalen Reagor all could find themselves picked in the first 32 selections, too.

“There’s a lot of really good players, obviously the receivers class is prolific by many people’s standards," DeCosta said. "There’s probably 25 draft-able wideouts in this draft. Very very talented running backs, offensive linemen, tight ends. We’re going to look at the board, we’re going to assess the strengths and weaknesses at every position when we’re on the clock.”

Baltimore has nine picks in the draft, including seven in the first four rounds. While the opportunity of trading up, or down, exists, DeCosta wasn’t shy about what those picks could mean for the Ravens in the 2020 season. 

“I think with the influx of juniors every year, we see that drafts tend to be stronger in the last five-to-seven years than they have been,” DeCosta said. “We’ve got a bunch of guys this year we feel like will have a really good opportunity with our first seven picks to really get some outstanding football players that can come in immediately and pay dividends for us.”

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