Thursday, October 26, 2017 | 8:25 PM ET | M&T Bank Stadium | Referee: John Parry
Week 8 kicks off on Thursday night (8:25 PM ET, CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime) with an AFC showdown as the Baltimore Ravens welcome the Miami Dolphins to M&T Bank Stadium. The Ravens and Dolphins meet for the 15th time (including the postseason), with Baltimore leading the all-time series, 8-6. The Ravens have won six of the past seven meetings dating back to 2008, including a 27-9 win in the 2008 Wild Card meeting.
Miami enters Week 8 following a 31-28 victory over the New York Jets last week. Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter to set up the game-winning 39-yard field goal by Cody Parkey with 22 seconds remaining in the contest. Wide receivers Jarvis Landry (93 receiving yards, one touchdown) and Kenny Stills (85, two) paced the offense and linebacker Cameron Wake had 2.5 sacks in the win. Landry is tied for second in the NFL with 45 catches and ranks fourth in the league with 333 catches since entering the NFL in 2014. Baltimore looks to rebound this week following a 24-16 loss at Minnesota in Week 7. Baltimore linebacker C.J. Mosley leads the NFL with 64 tackles and is one of three players (Luke Kuechly and Telvin Smith) with at least 400 tackles (401), five sacks (seven) and five interceptions (seven) since 2014. Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco completed 36 of 47 attempts (76.6 percent) for 381 yards with four touchdowns for a 119.2 rating in the last meeting between the two teams (December 4, 2016), which Baltimore won 38-6.
|MIAMI DOLPHINS||BALTIMORE RAVENS|
|LAST WEEK||W 31-28 vs. New York Jets||L 24-16 at Minnesota|
|COACH VS. OPP.||Adam Gase: 0-1||John Harbaugh: 5-1|
|PASSING||Jay Cutler: 113-180-995-7-5-78.8
OR Matt Moore: 13-21-188-2-1-102.9
|Joe Flacco: 143-224-1189-5-8-70.0|
|RUSHING||Jay Ajayi: 125-442-3.5-0||Alex Collins: 62-365-5.9-0|
|RECEIVING||Jarvis Landry: 45-365-8.1-3||Javorius Allen (RB): 31-143-4.6-1|
|SACKS||Cameron Wake: 6||Terrell Suggs: 4.5|
|INTs||Reshad Jones, Bobby McCain: 1||Brandon Carr: 3|
|TAKE/GIVE||-2 (6/8)||+3 (15/12)|
|PUNTING (NET)||Matt Haack (R): 46.4 (41.0)||Sam Koch: 46.4 (41.2)|
|KICKING||Cody Parkey: 32 (8/10 PAT; 8/8 FG)||Justin Tucker: 50 (11/11 PAT; 13/15 FG)|
LEADER: Series tied, 6-6
STREAKS: Ravens have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Dolphins 6 at Ravens 38
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/4/16
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: CBS/NFLN/Amazon Prime (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter), Jay Feely (Field reporter)
NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli | SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (Mia), 83 (Bal) | XM: 88 (WW1), 81 (Mia), 83 (Bal)
QB Jay Cutler passed for 2 TDs with 114.1 rating last week. QB Matt Moore had 2 pass TDs with 102.9 rating in Week 7. In past 6 starts on road, has 15 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 115.0 rating.
RB Jay Ajayi had 87 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 26 rec.) in last meeting. Has 207 scrimmage yards (103.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 on road, has 474 rush yards (118.5 per game) with rush TD.
WR Jarvis Landry had 93 rec. yards with TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had 11 catches in last meeting. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 45 catches. Since entering league in 2014, has 333 catches, 4th most in NFL. WR Kenny Stills had 2 TD catches last week, his 2nd career multi-TD game. Has 3 TD catches in past 2. Has rec. TD in 4 of past 5 on road. WR DE Vante Parker aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD catch. TE Anthony Fasano had TD catch last week.
DE Cameron Wake had 2.5 sacks in Week 7. Has 16 games with 2+ sacks since entering league in 2009, tied for 4th most among active players. Has 6 sacks in past 5. Aims for 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks. S Reshad Jones has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. CB Bobby McCain had INT in Week 7. DT Ndamukong Suh has 2.5 sacks in past 3. LB Lawrence Timmons has 49 tackles (9.8 per game), 3 sacks & FF in past 5 meetings.