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    The Miami Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills, their biggest division rival, on Sunday for Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season.  The Miami Dolphins will host the Buffalo Bills, their biggest division rival, on Sunday for Week 3 of the 2022 NFL season. Each team is 2-0 this season and has had great success, so the game will certainly be a competitive matchup with a lot of action. The Dolphins have been on fire with the great duo of Tua Tagovailoa and Tyreek Hill. They beat another division rival, the New England Patriots, in Week 1 with a final score of 20-7. They went on to beat the Baltimore Ravens in their first road game of the season during Week 2, a game they played down to the last second. The Ravens held a 35-14 lead, which the Dolphins came back from and won 42-38. The Bills have also been playing extremely well with their star quarterback Josh Allen. They crushed the Tennessee Titans in Week 2 with a final score of 41-7. In Week 1, they beat out...
    The Miami Dolphins will have left tackle Terron Armstead and cornerback Xavien Howard available for Sunday’s matchup of AFC East unbeatens with the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. Neither of the three-time Pro Bowlers, who both entered Sunday questionable, were listed among inactive players for the Dolphins (2-0) announced 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. kickoff. Meanwhile, the already-ailing Bills (2-0) added safety Jordan Poyer to their inactives. Buffalo’s entire starting secondary of Poyer and fellow Pro Bowl safety Micah Hyde and cornerbacks Tre’Davious White (reserve/PUP) and Dane Jackson are out against a Dolphins pass game that is red hot after a 42-38 come-from-behind win last week in Baltimore. The Bills will try to keep up with Miami’s speedy wide receiver tandem of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle – who combined for 22 receptions, 361 yards and four touchdowns in the Week 2 win at the Ravens – with rookie cornerbacks Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam, plus nickel cornerback Taron Johnson, and backup safeties Jaquan Johnson and Damar Hamlin. Armstead is set to play and start at his...
    Check out the up-to-the-minute commentary from Dave Hyde, Chris Perkins and David Furones on site at Hard Rock Stadium as the Miami Dolphins try to get to 3-0 with a 2-0 AFC East record for the first time since 1998. ()
    Make it three elevations in three weeks for Miami Dolphins wide receiver River Cracraft. The Dolphins announced Saturday they have elevated Cracraft and offensive tackle Larnel Coleman from the practice squad to the game-day roster for Sunday’s 1 p.m. kickoff against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium. NFL rules in 2022 allow a team to bring up a practice-squad player three times without contractual consequences, so Miami uses its final free call-up on Cracraft and has one remaining for Coleman. If the Dolphins want to promote the same player beyond the third occasion, they have to sign him to the active roster to be assured of keeping him. Should the team want to send him back to the practice squad yet again, it would have to release him first, making him eligible to be claimed by other clubs. “You make these decisions every week for what’s the best thing for the football team that week in the given matchups,” coach Mike McDaniel said on Friday about a potential looming decision with Cracraft. “If we get to that point where...
    Dolphins (2-0) vs. Bills (2-0), Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS, Hard Rock Stadium Latest line: Bills are favored by 5 1/2 points; over/under is 45. Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist (Season record: 1-1): Dolphins 27, Bills 24 Buffalo has the better roster and best player on the field in Josh Allen, but Miami is capable of pulling off the upset. For the last two decades South Florida has been a hibernating Dolphins town due to their mediocrity. Beating a heavyweight like Buffalo to cap a 3-0 start would unleash a wave of Dolphins love that hasn’t been around for decades. Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist (Season record: 1-1): Bills 24, Dolphins 21 It’s definitely a winnable game for the Dolphins, Tua Tagovailoa and that explosive offense. There won’t be any blowouts such as the Bills have had in each of their first two games. Yeah, Buffalo is on a short week in a hot, humid 1 p.m. game at Hard Rock Stadium. But the Bills’ start has been scary on both sides of the ball (36 points per game offensively, first in NFL;...
    Here’s a look at how the Miami Dolphins (2-0) and Buffalo Bills (2-0) match up in six key areas ahead of Sunday’s Week 3 game at Hard Rock Stadium (1 p.m., CBS): When the Dolphins run: Miami got its ground game going a little bit for 4.8 yards per carry in last Sunday’s 42-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It just didn’t splash more because there were limited opportunities playing from behind most of the afternoon — not to mention the Ravens ate up 11 minutes on one first-half drive they didn’t even score on. In Week 1, it was Chase Edmonds that got the bulk of the carries against New England. Against Baltimore, it was Raheem Mostert. Who is favored in the workload will depend on matchups coaches find advantageous. Right tackle Greg Little, who will be filling in for Austin Jackson (ankle), had a great block on Edmonds’ late 28-yard run that set Miami up for the winning score vs. the Ravens. Buffalo, however, to no one’s surprise, is the league’s top-ranked run defense through two weeks, and...
    DOLPHINS (2-0) vs. BILLS (2-0) Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, Hard Rock Stadium TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish) Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 2-0 in his first season as a head coach; Sean McDermott, including playoffs, is 54-36 in his sixth head coaching season overall and leading the Bills. Series: The Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bills, 61-54-1, including playoffs, but Buffalo has won the last seven meetings and nine of the last 10 between the AFC East rivals. Weather: 87 degrees, 63 percent humidity, 22 percent chance of precipitation. Line: The Dolphins are a 5 1/2-point underdog; the over/under is 53. Injuries: Dolphins —Out: TE Cethan Carter (concussion); TE Hunter Long (ankle); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (toe), CB Xavien Howard (groin), DT Raekwon Davis (knee), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (ribs/toe); Reserve/PUP: CB Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Trill Williams (knee), TE Adam Shaheen (knee), S Clayton Fejedelem, LB Calvin Munson, FB John Lovett; Bills...
    It will be a startling sight on Saturday, as one of Fort Lauderdale’s most historic and important shrines, the city’s cathedral of the cocktail, its basilica of Bud, the beloved Elbo Room, is overwhelmed by thousands of New York football zealots. They will plant their flag, hoist their banners, and stake their claim to the iconic beachfront corner of Las Olas Boulevard and A1A, turning it into an unpartable blue sea. Somewhere, Saint Connie of Francis may shed a tear. But, wait, these aren’t hordes of showboating Jets fans stuffed into s-medium Mark Gastineau T-shirts — they’re Buffalo Bills fans, and it turns out they’re … nice. “My bartenders like them,” Elbo Room owner Michele Penrod says. “They say they’re good tippers, well-behaved. There’s never a problem. They’ve been great.” Well, that’s no way to start a rivalry. Beginning at noon on Saturday, Buffalo’s local fan organization, Bills Backers Miami, plan to have its annual Elbo Room takeover to welcome the team to town for their 1 p.m. Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium. Both teams...
    The Miami Dolphins grabbed everyone’s attention with their fourth-quarter frenzy on Sunday in Baltimore. This weekend, they can demand respect with a win. The Miami Dolphins — from the social media team to players and coach — spent all offseason telling you how good they are. They have a chance to prove it Sunday. Miami is 2-0 after a thrilling 42-38 comeback win on the road over the Baltimore Ravens, in which they scored 28 fourth-quarter points. Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was brilliant, amassing 469 passing yards and six touchdowns, setting up a showdown for first place in the AFC East against the Buffalo Bills this weekend. While Miami’s victory over Baltimore was engrossing, it also raises questions. The defense got torched for 38 points and 473 yards. Through two games, the unit is allowed a league-worst 6.9 yards per play. The pass rush is a major issue, ranking 31st in pressure rate (10.9 percent) while blitzing sixth-most (39.1 percent) in the NFL. Only the Arizona Cardinals, Las Vegas Raiders and New Orleans Saints have fewer than Miami’s two sacks....
    Here’s a look at how the Miami Dolphins (2-0) and Buffalo Bills (2-0) match up in six key areas ahead of Sunday’s Week 3 game at Hard Rock Stadium (1 p.m., CBS): When the Dolphins run: Miami got its ground game going a little bit for 4.8 yards per carry in last Sunday’s 42-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens. It just didn’t splash more because there were limited opportunities playing from behind most of the afternoon — not to mention the Ravens ate up 11 minutes on one first-half drive they didn’t even score on. In Week 1, it was Chase Edmonds that got the bulk of the carries against New England. Against Baltimore, it was Raheem Mostert. Who is favored in the workload will depend on matchups coaches find advantageous. Right tackle Greg Little, who will be filling in for Austin Jackson (ankle), had a great block on Edmonds’ late 28-yard run that set Miami up for the winning score vs. the Ravens. Buffalo, however, to no one’s surprise, is the league’s top-ranked run defense through two weeks, and...
    The Miami Dolphins had two of their top veterans miss Wednesday practice ahead of Sunday’s game with the Buffalo Bills due to injury. Cornerback Xavien Howard was held out of team drills with a groin injury, and left tackle Terron Armstead did not participate while still recovering from the toe injury that he played through in last Sunday’s win at the Baltimore Ravens. Howard had a rough game in Baltimore, burned by receiver Rashod Bateman for a 75-yard touchdown and later unable to catch up with quarterback Lamar Jackson on his 79-yard touchdown run. Armstead initially hurt his toe in the opener against the New England Patriots. He started and played Sunday against the Ravens despite the ailment. Last week, he also missed Wednesday practice while being a limited participant Thursday and Friday, but veteran rest was also listed on the injury report as a reason for his practice limitations. This week, only the toe injury was listed. Dolphins tight ends Cethan Carter and Hunter Long were the two other Dolphins to miss Wednesday drills due to injury after they...
    Miami Dolphins tight ends Cethan Carter and Hunter Long were among six players not seen during the media viewing portion of the team’s Wednesday practice ahead of Sunday’s game with the Buffalo Bills. It leaves the Dolphins in a precarious position with their depth at tight end, although Miami already has more tight ends than most teams on its roster (five). Along with Carter and Long, cornerback Xavien Howard, left tackle Terron Armstead, outside linebacker Melvin Ingram and inside linebacker Elandon Roberts were not seen participating in Wednesday drills. It’s possible some or all had scheduled veteran rest days. The 4 p.m. injury report will offer more clarity. Both Long (ankle) and Carter (concussion) missed last Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, but Tanner Conner was available as a reserve behind Mike Gesicki and Durham Smythe. Conner played one offensive snap in Baltimore. While still having enough, the Dolphins worked out four free-agent tight ends on Monday, according to Pro Football Network: Darrell Daniels, Ryan Izzo, James O’Shaughnessy and Deon Yelder. “That was more you try to get in front...
    Here’s the latest installment of our Miami Dolphins Q&A, where South Florida Sun Sentinel writers David Furones and Chris Perkins answer questions from readers. Q: Where’s the pass rush been? Particularly Jaelan Phillips, any insight on this? — Dawson Hall on Twitter A: Here are the Dolphins’ pass-rushing stats through two games: Two sacks, three quarterback hits (one aside from the sacks), seven pressures. That’s it. Those are putrid numbers. It’s far from what we’ve been used to seeing from Miami’s defense. In 2021, the Dolphins had 48 sacks, were tied for the NFL lead with 107 quarterback knockdowns and were second with 193 pressures. The seven pressures, according to Pro Football Reference, are second-fewest in the NFL through two games. They account for a pressure on 10.9 percent of opposing quarterback dropbacks, the third-lowest rate in the league. Miami is coming off a game where it did not sack or hit Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson on a pass attempt. This occurred despite blitzing Jackson heavily, doubling down on last year’s effective strategy that flustered Jackson. The Dolphins were actually...
    The Ravens’ collapse Sunday was so swift, so decisive, so all-consuming that it felt inevitable even before it was complete. The Ravens were up big, and then they weren’t. They had a field-goal lead with just over two minutes remaining, and then their backs were to their goal line. They had Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa double-clutching, and then their lead was gone. By the end of the Ravens’ 42-38 loss inside M&T Bank Stadium, so much had gone wrong that it was hard to remember just how much had gone right for three quarters. A nightmarish fourth quarter seemed to unfold in slow motion, descending deeper into chaos with every drive, every play fraught with the possibility of worse coming to worst. It takes a special kind of struggle to blow a three-touchdown lead, to waste a historic afternoon from quarterback Lamar Jackson, and the Ravens obliged. Their short-yardage rushing attack and late-game offense fizzled. Their pass rush never materialized. Their secondary took on even more injuries, blew coverages and made a middling quarterback look like Dan Marino. Dolphins...
    TANKING FOR TUA appears to be paying off. Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to deal with his fair share of critics during his first two years in the NFL. 2Tua Tagovailoa rallied his team to come back from a 28-7 deficit at half timeCredit: Reuters 2Head coach Mike McDaniel has his Miami Dolphins top of the AFC EastCredit: Getty Images - Getty Selected fifth-overall, expectations have always been high for the former Alabama signal caller, and he's finally living up to his billing. On Sunday, Tagovailoa went 36 of 50 for 469 yards and six touchdowns as the Dolphins recorded a stunning 42-38 comeback win against the Baltimore Ravens. Tagovailoa is now among elite company when it comes to the last five players to have thrown for over 450 yards and six touchdowns in a single game. The Dolphin joins Patrick Mahomes, Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, and Peyton Manning in this list, per CBS. Read More on FootballBIG APPLE'S SUCCESS New York sports teams pull off rare featBRAWL OVER Tom Brady blasts NFL over Evans suspension as receiver set...
    Introducing “Dolphins Deep Dive with Perk,” the Sun Sentinel’s new weekly Dolphins video show featuring Chris Perkins, Dave Hyde, David Furones and occasional guests. On Tuesday’s show, the Dolphins writers discussed if Tua’s Dan Marino-like performance in Sunday’s thrilling win at Baltimore finally silenced his doubters. They also looked ahead to Sunday’s big game against Buffalo and answered readers’ questions. Click here for the “Dolphins Deep Dive with Perk” video page, where you can watch the latest episode. ()
    There’s no need to oversell this. There’s no need to pretty up the Miami Dolphins’ next game with dramatic words or historical themes like how it would be their biggest regular-season victory since clinching their last AFC East title at the New York Jets on the last day of the 2008 season. That’s 14 years, by the way. That year was an oasis in the larger two decades of swill, too. You could say this is bigger, too, because beating Buffalo on Sunday wouldn’t represent an overachievement like that 2008 season was. It would unlock the imagination in a manner Dolphins fans haven’t been allowed to do for football generations. But, again, with the realization there’s no need to hype Sunday’s game between the 2-0 Dolphins and the 2-0, two-time defending AFC East champion Buffalo Bills, here’s what’s at stake: If the Dolphins win, you can consider them a contender. That’s right. Let’s pause to think of that. When’s the last time you could imagine the Dolphins as a contender? Don’t say when they squeaked into the playoffs in 2016...
    Stephen A. Smith went nuclear on the Baltimore Ravens’ defense for blowing a 21-point lead going into the 4th quarter against the Miami Dolphins Sunday. The Ravens were up 35-14 against the Dolphins going into the fourth quarter, until the Dolphins outscored them 28-3. The shocking collapse set off Stephen A. “The Baltimore Ravens should be ashamed of themselves,” Smith said on First Take Monday. “You are an embarrassment to the legacy of previous Baltimore Ravens defense!” Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for six touchdowns, four of which came in the 4th quarter. Six touchdowns ties a Miami franchise record. Smith continued, “Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Terrell Suggs, and the crew. They are sitting there, they are probably going to show up to practice this week and get in the face of the players.” Miami’s two star wide receivers, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, combined for 361 yards. They are the only two receivers in the NFL with over 200 receiving yards this season. Despite railing agains the Ravens, Stephen A. defended head coach John Harbaugh. “We remember what he...
    Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has many reasons to be proud of the team this season, and he’s going to keep the ‘wheelbarrow’ rolling. Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel has many reasons to be proud of his team so far this season. After just two regular season games, the Dolphins have put their skill to the test and the end result was a 2-0 start. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill has been a huge impact player so far, and McDaniel humbly seems to want to keep the ‘wheelbarrow’ rolling. Kim Bokamper: "Are you going to keep that wheelbarrow rolling?" Mike McDaniel: ???? pic.twitter.com/3vwHZ2SFlq — Mike Cugno (@MikeCugnoCBS4) September 18, 2022 Former Dolphins defensive player Kim Bokamper asked McDaniel if he was “going to keep that wheelbarrow rolling,” to which McDaniel sarcastically responded with a smirk and eyebrow raises, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” For those unfamiliar, here is what Bokamper was referring to. Miami invested a lot of money in Hill, and he’s proving to be worth every penny. He’s created a dynamic duo with quarterback...
    Here are some takeaways from the Miami Dolphins’ astonishing comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens: Tua leads comeback Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa got off to a rough start but rallied his team in the second half and ended up tying a franchise record with six touchdown passes (tied with Bob Griese and Dan Marino). Tagovailoa was 12 of 20 for 150 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the first half for a 60.4 passer rating. He finished 36 for 50 for 469 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions for a 124.1 passer rating. Tagovailoa didn’t force any passes in the second half and his decision-making and accuracy were strong. Amazing performance. — Chris Perkins Wide receivers come alive Dolphins wide receivers Tyreek Hill (11 receptions, 190 yards, two touchdowns) and Jaylen Waddle (nine receptions 161 yards, two touchdowns) combined for 22 receptions for 351 yards and four touchdowns, showing their value. Hill got behind the defense twice for deep touchdown receptions of 48 and 60 yards in the fourth quarter. The passing game is starting to take focus with...
    In the Ravens’ home opener against the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Lamar Jackson was everything and more. He dazzled with his arm, using pinpoint accuracy to complete 21 of 29 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns. He dazzled with his legs, rushing for 119 yards and a touchdown on nine carries to set the NFL record for the most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback with 11, surpassing former Atlanta Falcons star Michael Vick. Jackson, however, said the record “doesn’t mean anything if we’re not winning.” Jackson had one of his best games as a pro, but when the clock hit zero on the Ravens’ stunning 42-38 defeat at M&T Bank Stadium, in which Miami overcame a 21-point fourth-quarter deficit, the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player was simply not enough for the Ravens to win. “We’ve just got to finish,” Jackson said. “We were up 21 or something like that. They didn’t let that define them; they kept playing. That’s what we’ve got to do. We’ve got to finish when we’re up. This is the NFL. [We’ve got to] keep...
    The Ravens began the fourth quarter of their home opener with a three-touchdown lead thanks to one of the great performances of Lamar Jackson’s career. They finished it as 42-38 losers, licking their wounds from a disastrous defensive collapse against the Miami Dolphins. Here are five things we learned from their stunning defeat: The Ravens don’t know where they’re headed after an epic collapse What does one say to sum up 15 minutes of unfathomable football horror? For Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, it was the recurring image of passes sailing over his head. For rookie teammate Jalyn-Armour Davis, it was the sense that no one on the Baltimore defense could find the same wavelength as they tried to stall the aqua-blue avalanche rolling their way. For coach John Harbaugh, it was the stinging realization that his team must fix its foundation in the weeks to come. This was not the most soul-deadening home loss in franchise history. It lacked the finality of the playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans that ended the Ravens’ romp through the 2019 season. It was...
    Even as Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 469 yards and a franchise record-tying six touchdowns, it only led to a come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens because the Dolphins defense clamped down for late stops against quarterback Lamar Jackson, who torched Miami through three quarters. “The last four offensive drives we had were touchdowns, and in that span, there was 3 points given up,” coach Mike McDaniel said after the Dolphins’ stunning 42-38 victory on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium. “That’s complementary football when your team needs it the most. It doesn’t happen without a complete effort by everyone to press forward.” The Ravens’ four possessions after Dolphins fourth-quarter touchdowns: A fourth-and-1 stop for turnover on downs; a punt after a minute was taken off the clock by Baltimore with a 7-point lead; a field goal after the Dolphins tied it; and the final Hail Mary attempt that fell short as time expired. “You have to play four quarters of football,” said cornerback Xavien Howard, who nearly had a pick-six that he dropped when Miami was down a...
    Here’s how the Ravens graded out at each position after a 42-38 loss to the Miami Dolphins in Sunday’s home opener at M&T Bank Stadium: Quarterback Lamar Jackson threw three touchdown passes and rushed for 119 yards, including a career-long 79-yard touchdown run. Compared to previous seasons, he seems to have a better connection with his receivers on timing routes. He did fumble at the Dolphins’ 1-yard line on fourth-and-goal in the second quarter and overthrew tight end Mark Andrews late in the game, but he dominated Miami. He nearly finished with a perfect passer rating, settling for a mark of 142.6. If he doesn’t play well and carry the offense, the Ravens have no chance of winning. Grade: A Running backs The Ravens have no running game. If you subtract Jackson’s 79-yard touchdown run, the Ravens had 76 yards on 24 carries. That’s unacceptable in an offense centered around the running game. Starter Kenyan Drake had 8 yards on six carries and backup Justice Hill had three carries for 16 yards, including a 13-yard run. The Ravens needed a...
    Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa passed for 469 yards and six touchdowns and led a 21-point comeback and last-minute rally Sunday that stunned the Ravens, 42-38, at M&T Bank Stadium. Tagovailoa’s 7-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jaylen Waddle with 14 seconds remaining capped a furious rally, denying the Ravens the revenge they’d sought after last year’s stunning loss in Miami Gardens, Florida. After an impressive Week 1 showing under first-year defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald, the Ravens allowed 547 yards to a Miami offense that had struggled at times in its season-opening win over the New England Patriots. The Dolphins scored a touchdown on five of their six second-half drives. The collapse spoiled an impressive performance from Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who had a perfect passer rating for most of the afternoon but finished at 142.6 (21-for-29 for 318 yards and three touchdowns). He handled himself well against Miami’s heavy-pressure looks, which he struggled with last season, and added nine carries for 119 yards. But his Hail Mary attempt to wide receiver Rashod Bateman (four catches for 108 yards) fell...
    Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist This had the early appearance of a complete Dolphins loss that included offense, defense, special teams and coaching. But then the Dolphins amazingly came roaring back and it became a riveting, never-say-die victory, one of the most memorable in a long, long time. The offense showed incredible fortitude and the defense made a crucial fourth down stop. The Dolphins could carry this momentum all season. David Furones, Dolphins Writer Will this be what shuts up the doubters on Tua Tagovailoa? An incredible comeback led after the Dolphins appeared to be down for the count in Baltimore, a place that has tormented the franchise in recent memory. Keven Lerner, Assistant Sports Editor Wow. The whole feel about the Dolphins changes after this fourth-quarter insanity and an IMPOSSIBLE 2-0 record. Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle … yes, those moves have totally turned this offense around. Steve Svekis, Sports Senior Content Editor Whether it was Mike McDaniel’s halftime adjustments, or the Ravens falling asleep at the intermission, Tua Tagovailoa (and Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill) shocked the world...
    Check out the up-to-the-minute commentary from Dave Hyde, Chris Perkins and David Furones on site at M&T Bank Stadium as the Miami Dolphins try to get to 2-0 and get their first win in Baltimore in 25 years. ()
    Here’s what you need to know about the Week 2 game between the Ravens (1-0) and Miami Dolphins (1-0). Time: 1 p.m. Sunday Venue: M&T Bank Stadium TV: CBS, Chs. 13, 9 (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins) Coverage map: Stream: Paramount Plus Radio: Compass Media Networks (Chris Carrino, Brian Baldinger); WBAL (1090 AM, 101.5 FM) and 98 Rock (97.9 FM) (Gerry Sandusky, Rod Woodson) Forecast: Mid-80s, sunny Line: Ravens by 3 1/2 (as of Saturday night) Pregame reading: Ravens vs. Dolphins staff picks: Who will win Sunday’s Week 2 game in Baltimore? Previewing Ravens vs. Dolphins: 9 things to watch, including J.K. Dobbins, Tyreek Hill and coverage busts Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins feels ‘amazing’ after knee rehab, but status for Week 2 is uncertain: ‘We’ll see’ In rematch with Dolphins, Ravens and Lamar Jackson seek new answers against the blitz Mike Preston: Dolphins’ revamped offense will answer questions about Ravens defense | COMMENTARY Ravens vs. Dolphins scouting report for Week 2: Who has the edge? With fully guaranteed deal, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson could help ‘pave the...
    Getty Ravens QB Lamar Jackson attempts a pass in a regular season game on November 11, 2021. The Baltimore Ravens will look to continue their strong start to the 2022 campaign on Sunday, September 18 with their home opener in Week 2. They will host the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium and it will be broadcasted on CBS at 1 pm EST. Both teams are coming off commanding wins in Week 1 and the Ravens will be looking to avenge a debilitating 22-10 loss from Week 10 of the 2021 season where the Dolphins upset them in primetime in a game where they were heavily favored. This game features several interesting storylines, key matchups, and could playoff implications down the road since they’re both AFC teams. Top StorylinesCombating ‘Cover 0’ Blitz The Dolphins stunned the Ravens on a short week in a primetime matchup on Thursday Night Football by deploying an ultra-aggressive pressure package in which they sent all-out aka ‘Cover 0’ blitzes on 31 of Jackson’s 50 dropbacks. According to Pro Football Reference, they sacked him...
    The first time he heard about some lottery to America was in 1994 when he was a young man just starting out, a nurse at a local hospital in his town of Danane, in his African country of the Ivory Coast. “I was so far from the capital, where I had to go, I didn’t have time to apply,” Guy Kohou said. The next time he considered it was more than a decade later. He went to the United States embassy in the capital of Abidjan and applied for the green-card lottery. His wife and two young children got the necessary medical check-ups and followed procedures all in the hope, as Kohou said, of, “making a good life for my family.” He chuckles over the phone from outside Dallas. “That’s how I got to the football game.” That’s how he watched his son, Kader, make his debut last Sunday as an undrafted Miami Dolphins rookie. It’s how his son’s journey started with that family flight at age 9 out of Africa that his father took out a loan to make...
    DOLPHINS (1-0) at RAVENS (1-0) Kickoff: 1 p.m., Sunday, M&T Bank Stadium TV: CBS (Chs. 4 in Miami-Dade, Broward; 12 in Palm Beach); RADIO: WQAM (560 AM), KISS (99.9 FM), WQBA (1140 AM, Spanish) Coaches: The Dolphins’ Mike McDaniel is 1-0 in his first season as a head coach; John Harbaugh, including playoffs, is 149-96 in his 15th head coaching season overall and leading the Ravens. Series: The Dolphins trail the all-time series with the Ravens 10-7, including playoffs. Miami won its last meeting with Baltimore, in 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium, but is 2-8 in the teams’ past 10 pairings. The Dolphins last won in Baltimore in 1997, a four-game road losing streak to the Ravens. Weather: 84 degrees, 0 percent chance of precipitation. Line: The Dolphins are a 3 1/2-point underdog; the over/under is 44. Injuries: Dolphins — Out: TE Cethan Carter (concussion); Questionable: OT Terron Armstead (toe), DT Christian Wilkins (back), WR Cedrick Wilson Jr. (toe), RB Salvon Ahmed (heel), TE Hunter Long (ankle); Reserve/PUP: Byron Jones (lower leg); Injured reserve: OT Austin Jackson (ankle), CB Trill...
    Here’s a look at how the Miami Dolphins (1-0) and Baltimore Ravens (1-0) match up in six key areas ahead of Sunday’s Week 2 game at M&T Bank Stadium (1 p.m., CBS): When the Dolphins run: The debut of the Mike McDaniel rushing attack and the wide-zone blocking scheme in Miami left much to be desired in Week 1. The Dolphins produced just 65 rushing yards on 23 attempts for a 2.8 average. Chase Edmonds had 25 yards on 12 carries, although he was active in the passing game. McDaniel said he wanted to get Raheem Mostert (five carries, 16 yards) more touches. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle and Cedrick Wilson each had one rushing play designed for them, which keeps the defense honest. The Ravens had the No. 1 run defense last year, holding opponents to 84.4 yards per game on the ground. Despite the six-game losing streak to cap 2021, they held opponents to 100 rushing yards or fewer in their last nine games. Baltimore brought back big nose tackle Michael Pierce and still has defensive end...
    Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey was absent for the open portion of practice Friday, raising further questions about the health of the team’s secondary ahead of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. With Brandon Stephens (quadriceps) missing practice for the second straight day, the Ravens’ top four cornerbacks entering the season are all either unavailable or uncertain for Week 2. Humphrey (groin) was limited in practice Thursday, while Kyle Fuller suffered a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the New York Jets. Marcus Peters (knee) was a full participant in practice Thursday, but he hasn’t played in a game since tearing his ACL a year ago. The only healthy cornerbacks on the Ravens’ 53-man roster are rookies Jalyn Armour-Davis and Damarion “Pepe” Williams, who combined for 16 defensive snaps in Week 1. Injuries could leave the Ravens’ secondary at a disadvantage against a Miami Dolphins receiving corps headlined by Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Wide receiver James Proche II (groin) was the Ravens’ only other absence Friday. After missing two straight workouts, he’s unlikely to play Sunday. Fullback Patrick Ricard (calf) returned...
    High on the list of new cultural touchstones that have come to define how life is now lived in and around Fort Lauderdale (after years stuck in that post-Gidget malaise) is FemAle Brew Fest, which is about women and drinking beer, but not about the old days at all. That’s not who we are anymore. The fifth annual celebration of women in the brewing business, organized by Frances Antonio-Martineau, returns on Saturday, a fulcrum for weekend events that conclude the annual Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week. In its return to The Kimpton Goodland Hotel from 12:30 to 5 p.m., FemAle Brew Fest will gather more than 30 local and national female brewers for what has traditionally been an engaging afternoon of beer and fellowship, if we may use that word. There also will be yoga, DJs and craftspeople showing their stuff. Among the out-of-towners: Necromancer Brewing (Pittsburgh), Ever Grain Brewing Co. (Camp Hill, Pa.), Ten Eyck Brewing Co. (Queenstown, Md.), Allagash Brewing Co. (Portland, Maine), Austin Street Brewery (Portland, Maine), plus boozy tea producer Owl’s Brew (New York). New this...
    The Ravens never could figure out the Dolphins’ blitz-heavy defense last year as they suffered a 22-10 upset in Miami. Lamar Jackson will try to make Miami pay for its dares this time around while a revamped Ravens secondary faces the dynamic receiving duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Here’s who has the edge in each phase of the game: Ravens passing game vs. Dolphins pass defense Lamar Jackson needed almost two quarters to get rolling in the Ravens’ 24-9 opening victory over the New York Jets, but once he did, he resembled the quarterback who punished defenses by throwing over the top in the early weeks of last season. Jackson completed just 17 of 30 passes and threw an interception in garbage time, but he led all quarterbacks in air yards per attempt in Week 1, and his aggression paid off with a pair of touchdown passes to Devin Duvernay and a 55-yard score to Rashod Bateman. The Ravens had hoped one of their incumbent receivers would step forward as a running mate for Bateman, and Duvernay did...
    On Sunday, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has a chance to prove he’s an improved version of his electric self against the Miami Dolphins. In the NFL, styles make fights. In Week 10 of last season, Miami’s style earned a knockout of Lamar Jackson. The Dolphins entered that evening with a 2-7 record. Jackson’s Baltimore Ravens were 6-2, and sitting atop the AFC standings. On that warm November night, then-Miami head coach Brian Flores relentlessly blitzed Jackson, specifically in the second half. The Dolphins blitzed a defensive back on half of Baltimore’s 48 offensive snaps, per Next Gen Stats. The result was a shocking upset. Jackson only threw for 238 yards on 43 attempts, also throwing an interception while being sacked four times. The Dolphins won, 22-10, and the Ravens began a downturn — also because of major injuries — that saw them miss the playoffs for the first time in Jackson’s career. While the coaching has changed for the Dolphins, the blitzing approach isn’t likely to. After all, Miami has very similar defensive personnel to a year ago and...
    High on the list of new cultural touchstones that have come to define how life is now lived in and around Fort Lauderdale (after years stuck in that post-Gidget malaise) is FemAle Brew Fest, which is about women and drinking beer, but not about the old days at all. That’s not who we are anymore. The fifth annual celebration of women in the brewing business, organized by Frances Antonio-Martineau, returns on Saturday, a fulcrum for weekend events that conclude the annual Greater Fort Lauderdale Beer Week. In its return to The Kimpton Goodland Hotel from 12:30 to 5 p.m., FemAle Brew Fest will gather more than 30 local and national female brewers for what has traditionally been an engaging afternoon of beer and fellowship, if we may use that word. There also will be yoga, DJs and craftspeople showing their stuff. Among the out-of-towners: Necromancer Brewing (Pittsburgh), Ever Grain Brewing Co. (Camp Hill, Pa.), Ten Eyck Brewing Co. (Queenstown, Md.), Allagash Brewing Co. (Portland, Maine), Austin Street Brewery (Portland, Maine), plus boozy tea producer Owl’s Brew (New York). New this...
    Here’s how The Baltimore Sun sports staff views the outcome of Sunday afternoon’s Week 2 game between the Ravens and Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium: Jonas Shaffer, reporter Dolphins 20, Ravens 17: Tua Tagovailoa’s lackluster arm strength shouldn’t be disqualifying here. Jared Goff and Ben Roethlisberger don’t have cannons, and they fared surprisingly well against the Ravens last season. And if the Ravens’ tackling issues on defense linger, Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle should run wild. On offense, the Ravens have to prove they can handle not only heavy-pressure looks, but also an elite defensive front. Mike Preston, columnist Ravens 21, Dolphins 17: The Ravens will take advantage of the Dolphins’ banged-up offensive line and quarterback Lamar Jackson has something to prove after Miami beat him last year with consistent Cover 0 blitzes. Plus, Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been nearly unbeatable in home openers. Childs Walker, reporter Ravens 24, Dolphins 20: This is the Ravens’ first real test of 2022, against a team that gave them fits in November. The Dolphins will attack from every angle at the...
    Four days earlier, Lamar Jackson had worked miracles. He’d rallied the Ravens from a two-touchdown deficit against the Minnesota Vikings, throwing for 266 yards, running for another 120 and leading a 10-play drive to clinch the game in overtime. Eight weeks into the 2021 season, the Ravens stood 6-2, and it was not hard to find analysts who believed their quarterback was the league’s Most Valuable Player. Jackson was back in his old South Florida stomping ground on a Thursday night, ready to add luster to his campaign as a national audience bore witness. The Miami Dolphins, 2-7 coming in and hardly a defensive terror, had radically different notions of how the evening would unfold. From the first series, they crowded the line of scrimmage with eight defenders. Whether they actually rushed six or seven or just teased the possibility, they were daring Jackson to react quickly and precisely enough to punish them. He could not. He took four sacks, threw an interception, converted on two of 14 third downs and did not lead the Ravens to a touchdown until...
    After beating the New York Jets, the Ravens will face a respectable team Sunday in their home opener against the Miami Dolphins. The Ravens played well in the second half of their 24-9 season-opening victory, but the win was somewhat tainted because it came against the no-good, god-awful, basement-dwelling Jets. Miami will be a step up in quality, especially after it convincingly beat the New England Patriots, 20-7, in Week 1. There is particular interest in this matchup because the Dolphins blitzed the Ravens heavily and pressed their receivers in a 22-10 victory last season, revealing a blueprint other teams copied in slowing down quarterback Lamar Jackson. The spotlight is also on the Ravens’ defense after it played well last week despite allowing 378 yards of total offense. Two things that stood out Sunday were the Ravens’ team speed and how well they could mix and match coverages. But again, that was against the Jets, a team Baltimore powerhouse St. Frances Academy would give a tough game. The Dolphins and their revamped offense under first-year coach Mike McDaniel will be...
    Dolphins (1-0) at Ravens (1-0), Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS, M&T Bank Stadium Latest line: Ravens are favored by 3 1/2 points; over/under is 43. Dave Hyde, Sports Columnist (Season record: 1-0): Baltimore 26, Miami 24 The Dolphins meet a different Baltimore team than the injured one they beat at Hard Rock Stadium last November. It’s better than the New England team the Dolphins beat in the opener just from the fact Lamar Jackson is under center. Close, but no 2-0 start for the Dolphins. Chris Perkins, Dolphins Columnist (Season record: 1-0): Ravens 17, Dolphins 10 This is a winnable game for the Dolphins, but pulling off the upset on the road may be too much to overcome. The Dolphins’ offensive line health could also be a major factor. Look for both defenses to flex their muscles. This game should be close the entire time, unlike the Dolphins-Patriots game. David Furones, Dolphins Writer (Season record: 1-0): Ravens 23, Dolphins 20 History is not on Miami’s side in Baltimore. The Dolphins may have discovered something last year in how they defended Lamar...
    The Ravens’ cornerback room is in flux as Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins approaches. Four days after Week 1 starter Kyle Fuller suffered a season-ending knee injury, projected Week 2 starters Marlon Humphrey (groin) and Brandon Stephens (quadriceps) were limited and missing at practice Thursday, respectively. The Ravens could get some help Sunday against the Miami Dolphins with the activation of Marcus Peters (knee), a full participant in practice Thursday for the first time this season. Coach John Harbaugh sidestepped a question Monday about how close Peters was to playing in the season opener. After running extensively before the game inside MetLife Stadium, the three-time Pro Bowl selection was inactive. “I don’t have the measurement on that,” said Harbaugh, who’s scheduled to address reporters after practice Friday. “That’s not something I have a number on.” Depending on their secondary’s health, the Ravens could lean on rookies Damarion “Pepe” Williams and Jalyn Armour-Davis to contain explosive wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Rookie defensive tackle Travis Jones (knee), who missed all of practice last week and the team’s opener,...
    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s future with the franchise could be in flux. But would he ever consider leaving for a familiar destination? The Miami Dolphins are heading up to Baltimore to face the Ravens this week as each AFC team looks to build off 1-0 starts to the season. Five Reasons Sports Network’s Hussam Patel floated the idea of Jackson joining the Dolphins someday. Lamar Jacksons shortlist of teams could mean trouble for Jalen Hurts and Tua Tagovailoahttps://t.co/Cl8XXF7Z34 — Hussam Patel (@HussamPatel) September 15, 2022 It’s common knowledge that Jackson pushed back against a proposed extension from the Ravens, yet Jackson — the beloved Ravens leader who’s been known to adorn Baltimore Christmas trees — hasn’t been perceived as a Russell Wilson looking for a way out. As Patel points out, Jackson “was born in Pompano Beach and played at Boynton Beach High…” A Jackson-Dolphins pairing is intriguing for a number of options, namely Mike McDaniel.Could Mike McDaniel and Lamar Jackson team up?There may be other reasons aside from money that prompt Jackson to seek a way out....
    It turns out Terron Armstead’s Wednesday absence from Miami Dolphins practice may have been more about the veteran rest than the toe injury. Armstead, the Dolphins’ three-time Pro Bowl left tackle that was acquired in free agency this offseason, was back at the team’s practice on Thursday. He missed Wednesday drills with both a toe injury, which caused him to miss two snaps in Sunday’s 20-7 win over the New England Patriots, and veteran rest listed as reasons on Miami’s injury report. Dolphins right tackle Austin Jackson, who left Sunday’s game in the second quarter with a right ankle injury and did not return, was not seen for a second consecutive practice. Miami could be in for another game, on Sunday at the Baltimore Ravens, where backup tackle Greg Little is called upon. The Dolphins had a number of contingency plans on the offensive line tested against the Patriots as Little, who practiced fully on Wednesday with an ankle injury, left momentarily, as did Armstead later. “You always want to create consistency up front through guys playing their position, communicating...