Ravens-Dolphins: Baltimore Claws and Scratches Their Way to a Win

Ryan GaydosSenior Analyst IOctober 19, 2008

Chad Pennington did not look good today. Pennington’s accuracy was way off, as he threw an interception on one of the first plays of the game to Terrell Suggs, who returned it for a touchdown.
However, it wasn’t all bad for the Miami quarterback. He did have 295 passing yards and a touchdown pass. Miami’s leading rusher, Ronnie Brown, could have done a little bit better than he did. Brown only had 27 yards on the ground. Brown did not do anything for me this game.

Pennington’s top target last week, Patrick Cobbs, had five receptions for 64 yards, but leading today was Greg Camarillo. He led Miami with six receptions for 74 yards. Speedster Davone Bess caught Pennington’s touchdown pass. A noteworthy defender for Miami was Joey Porter. Porter recorded four tackles, two of them sacks.

The game, however, was completely owned by Baltimore. The defense stepped up a lot. They had one sack and one interception, which was returned for a touchdown. Joe Flacco made up from a despicable performance last week. Flacco stepped up going 17/23 with 232 yards passing and a touchdown pass to Derrick Mason.

McGahee performed nicely as Le’Ron McClain seemed to be ineffective against Miami. McGahee rushed for 105 yards, which included a touchdown. Derrick Mason had one touchdown and 87 receiving yards for Baltimore in the win.