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Miami morning take: Ravens or Dolphins?

10/3/2013

Here are the latest Miami Dolphins stories Friday from around the web:

  • The Baltimore Sun rounds up national predictions for Sunday’s game between the Dolphins and Ravens.

Morning take: Many pick the Dolphins to win at home. It’s a tough game to pick. I’m 4-0 picking Miami games this year, and I will have my final prediction later Friday.

  • Andy Kent from the Dolphins' team site examined the relationship between Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and Dolphins guard John Jerry.

Morning take: Oher served as a mentor to Jerry at Ole Miss. Both are now NFL starters as offensive linemen.

  • Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says changes could be coming next year on the Dolphins’ offensive line.

Morning take: As Salguero astutely points out, three of Miami’s five starting offensive linemen are in the final year of their contracts. Their performance as a unit has not been good, and Mike Pouncey and Jonathan Martin are the only two with long contracts.

  • Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post takes a look at key matchups for the Ravens and Dolphins.

Morning take: The one that stands out most to me is Miami’s 10th-ranked run defense and Baltimore’s 28th-ranked rushing offense. With Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce, the Ravens should be much higher and will try to establish their running game this week.