NFL: Baltimore 27, Miami 9

Jan. 4, 2009 at 4:54 PM   |   Comments

1 of 25
| License Photo
MIAMI, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Baltimore's vaunted defense came up with five turnovers Sunday on the way to a dominant 27-9 AFC wild-card victory against the Miami Dolphins.

Safety Ed Reed, the AFC's defensive player of the month for December, made two interceptions, returning one 64 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.

The ball-hawking defense made two other picks and recovered a fumble.

Despite losing a second-quarter fumble, LeRon McClain scored once on 19 carries for 75 yards, while Derrick Mason caught four passes for 71 yards for the Ravens (12-5), who have a date with the Tennessee Titans Saturday.

Miami's Chad Pennington completed 25-of-38 passes for 252 yards and one touchdown but four interceptions.

Ronny Brown caught Pennington's 2-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass with one hand, but gained only 19 yards of the team's 52 rushing yards on 12 carries. Patrick Cobbs, who lost a third-quarter fumble, accounted for 55 yards on four receptions for the Dolphins, who were a league-low 1-15 a year ago.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
Eric Decker asks why people are Jets fans, gets predictable response Eric Decker asks why people are Jets fans, gets predictable response
Westbrook leaves with hand injury
Niners shoot for sweep of Rams
Turnarounds highlight the new FCS coaches
NBC to continue broadcast of Breeders' Cup
Trending News
Around the Web