The AFC East champion Dolphins, who had an NFL-record-low 13 turnovers this season, gave away the ball five times to a Ravens defense that had an NFL-high 34 takeaways. Baltimore flustered Pennington, who threw four interceptions (he had seven in the regular season), and forced one fumble, scoring 14 points off Miami's mistakes.
The Ravens have won 10 of the past 12 games. ... The Dolphins had just five first downs in the first half. ... The Ravens have allowed just one opening-drive touchdown in their last 20 games. ... This was only the third time in NFL history that rookie head coaches (Baltimore's John Harbaugh, Miami's Tony Sparano) faced each other in a playoff game.