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A LOOK BACK


A LOOK BACK
Ravens 17, Bengals 10


The Joe Flacco era got off to a good start as the rookie from Delaware ran for a 38-yard touchdown and provided a key block on another in his NFL debut.

Key stats: Flacco was 15-for-29 for 129 yards and a 63.7 quarterback rating. ... The Ravens rushed for 229 yards behind Le'Ron McClain (86 yards) and rookie Ray Rice (64).

Jets 20, Dolphins 14

Brett Favre made his debut as a Jet a winning one, throwing for 194 yards and two touchdowns, while new Dolphins coach Tony Sparano lost his first game.

Key stats: Jets running back Thomas Jones rushed for 101 yards on 22 carries, and his touchdown late in the third quarter gave the Jets a 20-7 lead.

Ravens 28, Browns 10

The Ravens turned two of Browns quarterback Derek Anderson's interceptions into touchdowns during a 50-second span of the third quarter.

Key stats: The Ravens terrorized Anderson into going 14-for-37 for 125 yards. He was sacked four times and threw three interceptions.

Cardinals 31, Dolphins 10

The Cardinals' Kurt Warner had a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating, completing 19 of 24 passes for 361 yards and three touchdowns.

Key stats: Dolphins QB Chad Pennington was 10-for-20 for 112 yards. ... Miami's Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams combined for 22 carries and 53 yards.

Steelers 23, Ravens 20, OT

The Steelers made some huge plays on defense and won in OT on a 46-yard field goal. The win moved the 3-1 Steelers past the 2-1 Ravens into first in the AFC North.

Key stats: Flacco finished 16-for-31 for 192 yards and one TD. ... The Ravens, who allowed 20 total points in their first two games, surrendered 14 points in two plays.

Dolphins 38, Patriots 13

Ronnie Brown almost single-handedly destroyed the Patriots. He threw a halfback pass for a touchdown and scored four rushing touchdowns - three in the first half.

Key stats: Outside linebacker Joey Porter had four of the Dolphins' five sacks. ... Pennington was 17-for-20 for 226 yards.

Titans 13, Ravens 10

The Ravens' Terrell Suggs was called for a questionable roughing- the-passer penalty on third down. Nine plays later, Titans QB Kerry Collins threw the winning TD pass.

Key stats: Matt Stover missed a field-goal try for the third time in four games. This was the biggest one because it came in a three-point game.

Dolphins 17, Chargers 10

The Dolphins had a seven-point lead when they stopped LaDainian Tomlinson up the middle for no gain on fourth-and-goal at the 1 in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

Key stats: Brown finished with 120 yards on 23 carries and scored the game's decisive touchdown. ... The Dolphins kept the ball for nearly 37 minutes.

Colts 31, Ravens 3

Flacco threw an interception on the third play of the game, botched a handoff, was sacked four times and needed more than a quarter to produce a first down.

Key stats: Colts QB Peyton Manning was 19-for-28 for 271 yards with three touchdowns. ... Flacco was 28-for-38 for 241 yards but threw three interceptions.

Texans 29, Dolphins 28

QB Matt Schaub ran for a 3-yard TD with three seconds left to lead the Texans to their first win. The drive was kept alive with an acrobatic catch by Andre Johnson.

Key stats: Johnson had a franchise-record 178 receiving yards and one touchdown. ... Pennington was 19-for-25 for 284 yards and two touchdowns.

Ravens 27, Dolphins 13

The Ravens ended a three-game losing streak as Suggs scored on a 44-yard interception return, and the Ravens limited Brown to 27 rushing yards. Baltimore blitzed to contain Miami's "Wildcat" offense, which netted just 4 yards in five plays. It was Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's first game back in Miami after being fired as Dolphins head coach.

Key stats: Flacco was 17-for-23 for 232 yards and a touchdown. ... Willis McGahee returned to his hometown and rushed for 105 yards on 19 carries. ... Despite the interception by Suggs, Pennington was 24-for-35 for 295 yards and a touchdown.

Ravens 29, Raiders 10

Using their version of the single wing, called the "Suggs Package" by coach John Harbaugh, the Ravens put Troy Smith at quarterback and used Flacco as the wide receiver.

Key stats: The Ravens gave up just 35 yards in the first half as they took a 19-0 lead. ... Flacco was 12-for-24 for 140 yards and a touchdown - a 70-yarder to Demetrius Williams.

Dolphins 25, Bills 16

Ted Ginn Jr. made seven catches for 175 yards as the Dolphins overcame a nine-point third-quarter deficit. The Dolphins forced four turnovers in the fourth quarter to seal the game.

Key stats: Pennington went 22-for-30 for 314 yards with no interceptions. ... The Dolphins' Dan Carpenter kicked field goals of 43, 45 and 35 yards.

Ravens 37, Browns 27

After Stover's third field goal gave the Ravens a 30-27 lead with 5:36 left, Anderson threw the ball right to Suggs, who went untouched into the end zone.

Key stats: Rice rushed for 154 yards, including a 60-yard run, on 21 carries. ... Flacco was efficient, completing 17 of 29 passes for 248 yards and two TDs.

Dolphins 26, Broncos 17

The Dolphins' defense forced Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler into three interceptions and held Denver to 14 rushing yards on 12 carries.

Key stats: Dolphins wide receiver Greg Camarillo caught 11 passes for 111 yards. ... Pennington threw for 281 yards.

Ravens 41, Texans 13

The Ravens blew the game open with 22 points in the fourth quarter. The game was originally scheduled for Week 2, but Hurricane Ike forced it to be moved.

Key stats: McGahee rushed for 112 yards on 25 carries and scored two TDs. ... Ray Lewis had two of the Ravens' four interceptions.

Dolphins 21, Seahawks 19

The Dolphins' defense batted down a two-point-conversion attempt with about three minutes left, and a last-ditch effort by the Seahawks ended with an incomplete pass.

Key stats: Pennington was 22-for-36 for 209 yards and a touchdown to Ginn off a flea flicker. ... The Dolphins' "Wildcat" offense netted 82 yards in seven plays.

Giants 30, Ravens 10

Entering the game with the NFL's toughest run defense, the Ravens were trampled by the defending Super Bowl champion Giants, who rushed for 207 yards.

Key stats: Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw (96 yards) and Brandon Jacobs (73) averaged a combined 8.5 yards a carry.

Dolphins 17, Raiders 15

Carpenter kicked a 38-yard field goal with 38 seconds left to cap a 61-yard drive as the Dolphins won their fourth in a row. Pennington put Miami into field-goal range with a 10-play drive.

Key stats: Pennington was 16-for-22 for 174 yards as the Dolphins did most of their damage on the ground. They ran for a season-high 222 yards.

Ravens 36, Eagles 7

The Ravens intercepted four passes, two by Ed Reed, including one that he took back 107 yards for a touchdown, breaking his NFL record for an interception return.

Key stats: Eagles QB Donovan McNabb was 8-for-18 for 59 yards with two interceptions and a fumble in the first half. His quarterback rating was 13.2.

Patriots 48, Dolphins 28

Matt Cassel, the quarterback who replaced Tom Brady for the Patriots, destroyed the Dolphins, throwing for 415 yards and three touchdowns. Cassel also ran for a TD.

Key stats: Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss had eight catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns. ... Pennington threw for a career-high 341 yards and three touchdowns.

Ravens 34, Bengals 3

Ravens wide receiver Mark Clayton caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Flacco and threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to fellow receiver Derrick Mason.

Key stats: Clayton caught five passes for a career-high 164 yards. ... The Bengals tied a franchise record by punting 11 times.

Dolphins 16, Rams 12

The Dolphins held the Rams to 278 yards of total offense and no touchdowns. The Dolphins intercepted Rams quarterback Marc Bulger three times in the second half.

Key stats: Pennington was 13-for-23 for 166 yards and no TDs. ... Brown and Williams combined for 106 yards on 27 carries.

Ravens 24, Redskins 10

In a game that was moved to 8:15 p.m., the Ravens' defense again came up big. Reed had an interception that led to a TD and returned a fumble 22 yards for a TD.

Key stats: The Ravens forced Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell into throwing two interceptions (both by Reed) and sacked him twice.

Dolphins 16, Bills 3

The Dolphins' defense limited the Bills to 163 yards of offense while holding an opponent without a touchdown for the second game in a row. Carpenter was 3-for-4 on field goals.

Key stats: Pennington became the first Dolphins quarterback since Jay Fiedler (2001) to reach 3,000 passing yards in a season.

Steelers 13, Ravens 9

The key play was Santonio Holmes' 4-yard TD catch from Ben Roethlisberger with 43 seconds left that was debated for days afterward. Did the ball cross the plane of the goal line?

Key stats: The Ravens managed just 202 yards, a season low, against the Steelers. ... Flacco was just 11-for-28 for 115 yards with two interceptions.

Dolphins 14, 49ers 9

The Dolphins, who have made winning ugly an art this season, did it again against the 49ers. Miami's defense did not give up a touchdown for the third game in a row.

Key stats: The Dolphins' time of possession was less than 22 minutes. ... The 49ers ran 79 plays to 42 for the Dolphins. ... Pennington was 12-for-19 for 156 yards.

Ravens 33, Cowboys 24

The Ravens sent Texas Stadium packing with some fireworks - a 77-yard touchdown run by McGahee and an 82-yard touchdown run by McClain.

Key stats: McClain had 22 carries for 139 yards, and McGahee ran the ball eight times for 108 yards. ... The Cowboys sacked Flacco five times.

Dolphins 38, Chiefs 31

The Dolphins came back from a 31-24 deficit to put themselves in position to win the AFC South. At game time, the temperature in Kansas City was 10 degrees.

Key stats: The Chiefs' offense gained 492 total yards and scored four touchdowns against a defense that had not given up a TD the previous three weeks.

Ravens 27, Jaguars 7

A year after finishing 5-11, missing the playoffs and seeing coach Brian Billick fired, the Ravens clinched a spot in the playoffs with a convincing win over the Jaguars.

Key stats: Reed had two interceptions and finished the regular season with nine, which tied his team record. ... The Ravens led the NFL with 26 interceptions.

Dolphins 24, Jets 17

The Dolphins clinched their first AFC East title since 2000. Pennington, waived by the Jets to make room for Brett Favre, was 22-for-30 for 200 yards against his former team.

Key stats: Favre was 20-for-40 for 233 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins but also threw three costly interceptions.



Author:Fox Sports
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Added: January 3, 2009

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