Fins land first jab, but Ravens D has a chin

January, 4, 2009
1/04/09
1:19
PM ET
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

MIAMI -- The Miami Dolphins struck the first blow, but it was more like a jab than the haymaker they could have landed to start Sunday's playoff game against the Baltimore Ravens.

On the game's opening drive, Dolphins defensive end Vonnie Holliday forced a Le'Ron McClain fumble that linebacker Joey Porter pounced on.

The Dolphins offense made it look easy as it drove to a second-and-goal from the Ravens' 1-yard line. But a Chad Pennington incompletion and a Ronnie Brown run for no gain forced Miami to settle for a 19-yard Dan Carpenter field goal rather than a tone-setting touchdown.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

Insider