Final

Ravens 27

(3-3, 1-2 away)

Dolphins 13

(2-4, 1-2 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, October 19, 2008

Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL 

1 2 3 4 T
BAL 3 14 3 727
MIA 3 3 7 013

Top Performers

Passing: C. Pennington (MIA) - 295 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: W. McGahee (BAL) - 19 CAR, 105 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Mason (BAL) - 6 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Former Dolphins coach Cameron comes back to haunt old team

Associated Press

MIAMI -- With one hand Cam Cameron held a clipboard, and with the other he waved a jubilant fist. As the Baltimore Ravens' offense trotted off the field following its final score, he greeted players with handshakes, hugs and slaps on the backside.

It was the sort of scene common on the visitors' sideline in Miami last year, when Cameron was the Dolphins' head coach.

Fast Facts

• Baltimore's Willis McGahee (105 yards) had his first 100-yard game of the season and second consecutive vs. the Dolphins as he went for 104 last December in Miami.

• The Baltimore defense shut down the Dolphins' Wildcat formation, as Miami only amassed 71 yards on the ground.

• Derrick Mason added six catches and a TD, the second by a Ravens receiver this season.

-- ESPN research

The visitors won again Sunday, this time with Cameron as their offensive coordinator. He orchestrated four scoring drives against the team he coached to only one win in 2007, and the Ravens broke a three-game losing streak by beating the Dolphins 27-13.

Mindful of Cameron's history in Miami, the Ravens gave him a game ball.

"This is going to go home to my wife Missy and to my kids, because it's a lot tougher on them than it will ever be on us coaches," Cameron said in the locker room, his eyes watery and his voice breaking. "That's why it's a little emotional. ... When you give your heart and soul to something and it doesn't work out, some of that pain comes back."

Miami's lone victory last season came against Baltimore in December, which wasn't enough to save Cameron's job. Since changing teams, he has searched for consistency from the Ravens, and they finally found it with scoring drives of 42, 67, 67 and 68 yards.

The NFL's top-ranked defense did the rest, rebounding from a 31-3 drubbing at Indianapolis a week ago. Terrell Suggs scored on a 44-yard interception return, and the Ravens limited Ronnie Brown to 27 yards rushing. Baltimore blitzed to contain Miami's Wildcat offense, which netted only 4 yards in five plays.

"They're one of the top defenses in the league, and it showed," Brown said. "They had an answer for a lot of things we were doing."

The Ravens (3-3) won for the first time in their five visits to Miami, and for the first time in nearly a month.

"This was going to make or break our season," Suggs said. "When you lose three or four games in a row, players are only human, and they stop believing. We've got guys believing."

The Dolphins fell to 2-4 and remained last in the AFC East.

Baltimore frequently went with no huddle, and the tempo worked for rookie Joe Flacco, who was 17-for-23 for 232 yards. He threw only his second touchdown pass this season and didn't commit a turnover.

"We've got to give him more pressure -- he was too relaxed back there," Miami linebacker Joey Porter said. "We knew what they wanted to do, and we let them do it. They didn't do anything special; they just beat us."

Willis McGahee ran for 105 yards and a touchdown in 19 carries. Matt Stover, who missed a 44-yard field goal in overtime in the loss at Miami last year, was 2-for-2 on kicks of 47 and 28 yards.

Sixth-year pro Suggs scored his first career touchdown to put Baltimore ahead to stay. When Chad Pennington threw a short pass under heavy pressure, Suggs stepped in front of the intended receiver and sprinted untouched for a 10-3 lead.

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With Baltimore still up by seven early in the fourth quarter, McGahee gained 35 yards on a screen pass before losing a fumble at the Miami 5. The Ravens shook off their only turnover, quickly forced a punt and mounted a 68-yard drive, culminated by McGahee's 5-yard run for the game's final score.

Baltimore averaged 5.9 yards per play, punted only three times and went 7-for-14 converting third- and fourth-down situations.

"The game plan by Cam Cameron was really outstanding," coach John Harbaugh said. "You see the things we're trying to do to become an offense."

More than half the Dolphins' roster has turned over since last season, but Cameron said many of their players spoke with him following the game.

"All the guys afterward were great," he said. "Everyone has their view of what happened last year, but I was there. I know what happened. Adversity brings out different things in different people. Sometimes there are guys that stand up and throw it on their shoulders, and sometimes that's tough for some other people."

Game notes


Dolphins NT Jason Ferguson left the game in the first quarter with a rib injury and didn't return. ... Miami's a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=10453">Ted Ginn returned kickoffs for the first time this season, totaling 93 yards on five runbacks. ... The Ravens gave up only 71 yards rushing. They haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher in the past 25 games, the longest such streak in the NFL.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
Baltimore
Miami
1st Downs2221
3rd down efficiency
6-135-13
4th down efficiency
1-10-1
Total Yards356359
Yards per play5.76.2
Total Drives11
Passing217288
Comp-Att
17-2324-35
Yards per pass
9.48.2
Interceptions thrown
01
Sacks-Yards Lost
3-151-7
Rushing13971
Rushing Attempts
3622
Yards per rush
3.93.2
Penalties7-676-28
Turnovers11
Fumbles lost
10
Interceptions thrown
01
Possession31:4328:17

Passing Leaders

BALC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Flacco17/2323210.1103-15
MIAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Pennington24/352958.4111-7

Rushing Leaders

BALCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGahee191055.5117
McClain6172.808
MIACARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown13272.1013
Pennington4256.3011

Receiving Leaders

BALRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mason68714.5123
McGahee24723.5035
MIARECYDSAVGTDLG
Camarillo67412.3023
Martin47117.8028

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERBALMIA
FG08:23Dan Carpenter 21 Yd 03
FG01:31Matt Stover 47 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERBALMIA
TD08:44Terrell Suggs 44 Yd Interception Return (Matt Stover Kick) 103
FG04:31Dan Carpenter 26 Yd 106
TD00:30Derrick Mason 11 Yd Pass From Joe Flacco (Matt Stover Kick) 176
THIRD QUARTERBALMIA
FG08:32Matt Stover 28 Yd 206
TD04:56Davone Bess 7 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Dan Carpenter Kick) 2013
FOURTH QUARTERBALMIA
TD06:28Willis McGahee 5 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick) 2713