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Ravens show signature resilience in win over Dolphins

Resilience has been Baltimore's calling card in the John Harbaugh era. That trait was on display Sunday.

The Ravens washed away the taste of their ugly Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills with a grind-it-out 26-23 win over the Miami Dolphins.

Joe Flacco -- coming off a five-interception game -- didn't throw a touchdown pass, but he played a steady game and led the Ravens to the go-ahead field goal with less than two minutes to play. Baltimore then made a big stand on defense after Ryan Tannehill's 46-yard strike to Brandon Gibson, pushing Miami backward before Caleb Sturgismissed a 57-yard field-goal attempt. Game over.

Here's what else we learned:

  1. Tannehill continues to take a beating. The Dolphins quarterback took six more sacks Sunday and has been brought down an NFL-high 24 times in five games. This is a recipe for disaster.
  1. Terrell Suggs has regained his Defensive Player of the Year form. The Ravens outside linebacker had three sacks and now has seven on the season. He's had at least one sack in all five games this season, a franchise record.
  1. Cameron Wake still isn't healthy. The Dolphins' star defensive end -- who missed Week 4 with a knee injury -- played one impact-free quarter before leaving the lineup again.
  1. Ray Rice is playing with a bad hip and behind a suspect offensive line. He deserves credit for finding the end zonetwice Sunday, but he also lost another fumble -- he's now lost five in the Ravens' last eight games.
  1. The Dolphins were in business after Tannehill's long connection with Gibson set them up inside the Ravens' 35-yard line, down three points, with one minute to play. Things went south fast: Tannehill killed the clock with a spike on first down, took a bad sack for a 5-yard loss on second down, then saw a pass clang off tight end Charles Clay's hands on third down. Sturgis' long field-goal attempt never had a chance. Burn the tape.

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