Ravens: Top 6 keys to victory in Week 10 against the Dolphins

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Thursday night is when the Ravens’ defense can rebound after a tough outing last week

Last week against the Vikings, the Ravens allowed 31 points to be scored against them. That’s the second time this season that a team has scored thirty or more points when facing them. However, against the Dolphins, this absolutely cannot and should not transpire.

The Dolphins have two significant threats on offense, and they are tight end Mike Gesicki and wide receiver Jaylen Waddle. Aside from them, the Dolphins’ offense is severely lacking.

More importantly, their offensive line is a borderline bottom-10 unit for allowing (23) sacks on the season. However, players like Odafe Oweh and Justin Houston have a golden chance to rebound after underwhelming performances last week.

For Oweh, Thursday night will be yet another national stage where he can show off his talents.

He and the rest of the defense seem to thrive under the lights, and there is no reason why they should not on Thursday. But, with that being said, the last unit of Baltimore has some work to do as well.

Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh cannot be pleased with his special teams unit after last week’s performance

A former special teams coach, John Harbaugh, was undoubtedly not pleased with his special teams’ notable outclassing last week versus the Vikings. The team allowed a kick to be returned for a touchdown and also allowed a fake punt conversion on fourth down.

As a result, Vikings rookie Kene Nwangwu won NFC special teams player of the week. You can bet that this week at practice, Harbaugh had a few choice words and drills for his unit.

With that being said, they will be facing yet another electric returner yet again in the Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle. For the Ravens, they must not allow him to take over the game in any facet.

Look for Baltimore’s special teams unit to hone in on him and potentially make a name for themselves with a return or trick play of sorts on Thursday night football.

Despite the victory last week, there is plenty of room for improvement for the team all around.

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Although a complete and dominant performance on a short week may seem like a tall order, it would behoove them if they did.