1:00 PM ET, January 4, 2009
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
• Chad Pennington (25-for-38, 252 yards, TD) was intercepted four times, breaking the Dolphins record for most picks thrown in a playoff game.
• The four interceptions also surpassed the total interceptions he threw in the final eight regular-season games combined (three).
• The Ravens' five takeaways and four interceptions tied a playoff team record, both coming in the 2000 AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl XXXV.
• Ed Reed intercepted Pennington twice and returned one for a touchdown. Reed tied the NFL record for the most interceptions in a player's first three career playoff games with five (Aeneas Williams of the Cardinals and Rams, and Vernon Perry of the Oilers).
-- ESPN research
All good things ...
The Dolphins led the NFL in turnover differential in 2008. That all changed in Sunday's playoff loss against the Ravens.
Pennington's four interceptions were a Miami postseason record. ... Flacco completed two passes for 14 yards in the second half. ... Miami went 2-for-11 converting third- and fourth-down situations. ... Baltimore had the ball for less than 27 minutes after leading the NFL in time of possession during the regular season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.1||4.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||08:17||Dan Carpenter 19 Yd||0||3|
|FG||02:47||Matt Stover 23 Yd||3||3|
|TD||02:30||Ed Reed 64 Yd Interception Return (Matt Stover Kick)||10||3|
|FG||00:16||Matt Stover 31 Yd||13||3|
|TD||07:33||Le'Ron Mcclain 8 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||20||3|
|TD||13:09||Ronnie Brown 2 Yd Pass From Chad Pennington (Pat Blocked)||20||9|
|TD||03:53||Joe Flacco 5 Yd Run (Matt Stover Kick)||27||9|