45 stats and facts about the Week 17 Ravens vs. Dolphins game

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Less than a week after facing the supposed "best" team in the NFL and shredding the San Francisco 49ers, the Baltimore Ravens (12-3) will host the Miami Dolphins (11-4) for a top-of-the-AFC matchup that will finish with one of these two in possession of the ever-chased bye week in the first round of the NFL playoffs.

The Ravens decided to put a resounding end to all the external "underdog" talk by trouching the 49ers on Monday guided by new MVP frontrunner Lamar Jackson while intercepting then-frontrunner Brock Purdy four times (and backup QB Sam Darnold another one).

The Dolphins also had their best win of the season in Week 16 as they edged the Dallas Cowboys to overtake them in the standings and nearly clinching a division win, for which they only need one more victory--the same as Baltimore.

While highly improbable, both franchises can still drop below the No. 4 seed and enter the playoffs as road underdogs if they cannot win any of their final two games, starting with a head-to-head matchup on Sunday. Whoever wins this weekend will have earned the bye week, but the one ending on the losing side might face massive pressure entering Week 18 already in January. High-stakes game, this one!

To give you as much information as possible in advance of kick-off time on Sunday (kick-off at 1 p.m. ET), we've made sure to craft a list of facts and statistics to get you ready for what is coming in the Week 17 matchup between the Ravens and the Dolphins that will take place in Baltimore for one last home game in the 2023 calendar year.

45 facts about Ravens vs. Dolphins

The AFC's top two teams meet on New Year's Eve at M&T Bank Stadium with the winner earning a bye week in the playoffs

Miami can clinch the AFC East with a win on Sunday

Baltimore can clinch the AFC North with a win on Sunday or Week 18

Miami and Baltimore can still finish 2nd in their divisions if they lose their next two games

The Dolphins can lose their division to the Buffalo Bills, and the Ravens can lose theirs to the Cleveland Browns

Week 16's victory was the 7th time all season that the Ravens have defeated a team with a winning record by 14+ points

The Ravens are 4-2 vs. Miami in matches played in Baltimore, winning four of the past five games

The last time they met, in Week 2 of the 2022 season, the Dolphins overcame a 35-14 fourth-quarter deficit at Baltimore to win 42-38

The Ravens have the best pass defense in the NFL. They come off a game in which they got four sacks and five interceptions against the 49ers

Baltimore's defense allows just 4.5 yards per attempt and leads the league with 54 sacks and 26 takeaways

The Ravens frontline is led by DT Justin Madubuike (12 sacks and 61 pressures) and ER Jadeveon Clowney (8.5 sacks and 66 pressures)

The Ravens secondary is led by S Kyle Hamilton (81 tackles, four interceptions, 13 deflected passes) and new slot CB Marlon Humphrey (season-high 23 snaps there in Week 16)

Baltimore has rushed the ball for 100+ yards in 32 consecutive games. Lamar Jackson leads the team with 786 rushing yards (5.5 per carry) this season

The Dolphins have held opponents to 3.7 yards per carry but rank just 21st in DVOA against the run

The Dolphins rank No. 1 in total defense since Week 5 and are 1st in quarterback hits, 2nd in sacks, and 5th against the run

Miami had four sacks against the Cowboys last week to give them a franchise-best 52 in 2023

The Dolphins have three players with at least eight sacks, led by linebacker Bradley Chubb (11)

Miami offense that leads the NFL in scoring at 30.9 points per game and total offense at 411.5 yards per game

Baltimore's defense is allowing a league-low 16.3 points per game this season

Lamar Jackson has a 66.3% completion rate to go with 3,357 passing yards and 19 touchdowns in 15 games this season

Jackson is 9-0 at home in December games throughout his career, the most home wins without a loss in the final month of the calendar year since 1950

Tua Tagovailoa has gone four straight games without throwing an interception

Isaiah Likely has emerged as a big-play threat with 17 catches for 249 yards over his past four games since Mark Andrews was injured

Justin Tucker has made 31-of-36 field-goal attempts (he's 1-of-5 from 50+ yards)

The Dolphins rank 12th in pass DVOA but they have played the league's easiest schedule in terms of defenses faced

Tua Tagovailoa leads the NFL in completions (18) and touchdown passes (nine) on throws that travel at least 25 yards in the air

Tagovailoa gets rid of the ball more quickly (2.37 seconds) than any NFL quarterback

Tyreek Hill leads the Dolphins offense with 106 catches for 1,641 yards and 12 touchdowns and is used at all depth levels

Jaylen Waddle (high-ankle injury last week, probably out) has 72 catches for 1,014 yards but used more on short routes

The Dolphins are fifth in the NFL at 136.4 rushing yards per game

Raheem Mostert averages 4.8 yards per carry, has 1,012 rushing yards in 15 games, and has scored 18 rushing TDs

De'Von Achane has averaged a remarkable 8.1 yards per carry but only has 79 attempts and 637 total yards and 7 TDs

The Ravens gave up an average of 134.6 yards rushing in their three losses this season

Baltimore has allowed two 100-yard rushers (Kyren Williams and Christian McCaffrey) in its past three games

The Ravens lead the NFL in rushing, but they are led by quarterback Lamar Jackson on that front

Gus Edwards and Justice Hill have combined to average 3.6 yards per carry over the last six games

Miami's defensive line ranks 23rd in success rate against power runs and 26th in stuffing runs at the line of scrimmage

The Dolphins blitz on just 18.8% of dropbacks but opposing quarterbacks have averaged just 5.5 yards per attempt against Miami

Former Raven Zach Sieler and defensive tackle Christian Wilkins have combined for 16 sacks and 39 quarterback hits with the Dolphins

The Dolphins' defense ranks 4th in yards allowed per game (296.5), 5th in rushing yards allowed per game (90.8) and top-5 in sacks per pass attempt

The Ravens have scored 91 points off takeaways this season, which ranks second only to Miami (99 points off takeaways)

The Ravens have forced an NFL-high 26 turnovers, which are the most by the franchise in the past six years

Baltimore's plus-10 turnover differential is tied for the best in the league with the Steelers and Buccaneers