MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Down by 10 points in the second quarter, their playoff chances fading, the Baltimore Ravens finally picked up a first down.
The Ravens rallied with consecutive touchdown drives of 97 and 75 yards, then added the clinching score after a favorable replay reversal to beat Miami 28-13 Sunday.
The victory gave Baltimore (8-5) a significant edge over Miami (7-6) in the AFC's scramble for a wild-card playoff berth. The Ravens also tightened the race for the AFC North title, helped by a loss by first-place Cincinnati (8-4-1) to Pittsburgh.
"Our fate is in our hands," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "If we win, we're in. That's the mentality we'll have down the stretch."
"Emotions were running high," Odrick said. "I probably should have calmed down a little earlier."
Said Philbin: "Football's an emotional game. We had a discussion. I've already had another discussion with him. Football gets fiery out there. It's good."
"We settled down and started grasping how they were trying to play us," Dumervil said. "We started making plays."
"We've got a team that's playing pretty well right now and gaining some confidence," Flacco said.
Leading 14-13, the Ravens were helped by a replay reversal midway through the fourth quarter. Flacco fumbled attempting to throw and Miami recovered, but a review determined his arm was moving forward when he lost the ball, and the play was ruled an incomplete pass.
When Baltimore went for a first down on fourth-and-1 at their 34 in the third quarter, Flacco gained 2 yards on a sneak.
"We've got an offensive line that can do something like that," Harbaugh said. "We had decided if we got close there, we were going to go for it."