Monday, January 05, 2009

Defensive effort

I'd have to say that Miami's defense played relatively well yesterday.   One TD was scored after a great run, when the game was basically over.  One TD was scored on the pick 6.  So, essentially, Miami held the Ravens to 13 points.  One TD after a turnover that left the Ravens with a short field, and two field goals.
 
That's not a bad effort at all.
 
They mostly stuffed the run allowing just over 100 yards - except for the long run resulting in the TD [which added another 48 yards to the total], and they held Flacco to 9 completions in 23 attempts for 135 yards.
 
The odd thing is that the Dolphins faced essentially the same defense they faced 7 years ago in their last playoff appearance.  So, in this case, experience overwhelmed youthful exuberance.  And that was the difference in the game.
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