Key #2: Force Ryan Tannehill To Make Mistakes
After signing a 6-year $96 million dollar contract with the Dolphins in 2015, Ryan Tannehill is considered the face of the franchise. In many eyes he has not lived up to the hype, but this year is a different story. Tannehill is on pace for a career high in passer rating and looks as dangerous as ever. He is as determined to end the Dolphin’s eight year playoff drought.
The team has surrounded the quarterback with some legitimate offensive weapons. Wide receivers Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker are dangerous and could give the Raven’s secondary trouble. If the Ravens can force Tannehill into mistakes, they can win Sunday’s game. Through four and a half seasons in the NFL, the Miami quarterback has thrown 62 interceptions. We know he is prone to throwing interceptions. If Eric Weddle can hold on to one this week, the Ravens are in good shape.
The Dolphins offensive line is banged up and the Ravens front seven should have a field day. Having the tandem of Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil on the edge will provide a consistent pass rush the whole game. The two combined for 3 sacks and 3 forced fumbles against the Bengals on Sunday. Getting to the quarterback and making him uncomfortable in the pocket is going to force him to make bad decisions.