This season’s Thursday Night Football slate has produced a couple of surprisingly high-scoring thrillers already this season. No one saw the Rams and 49ers combining for 80 points in September, and the Raiders needed all 60 minutes and a couple of untimed downs to beat the Chiefs 31–30 last week. But if this week’s game in Baltimore produces anything close to those kinds of fireworks, we’ll be stunned.
Miami brings with it the NFL’s worst offense (261.8 ypg), and only Cleveland has more trouble scoring than the Dolphins (15.3 ppg). The Ravens haven’t been much better, ranking 31st in total offense (277.6 ypg) and 23rd in scoring (18.6 ppg). The overall results, however, have been quite different, as the Dolphins have won three in a row, while the Ravens have lost four of five. Baltimore also is banged up, with 14 players listed as questionable on the short week, including star defenders Terrell Suggs and Eric Weddle.
Thursday Night Football schedule
Week 8: Dolphins at Ravens, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. ET on CBS and NFLN
Week 9: Bills at Jets, Nov. 2 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NFL Network
Week 10: Seahawks at Cardinals, Nov. 9 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
Week 11: Titans at Steelers, Nov. 16 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
Week 12: Giants at Redskins, Nov. 23 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC
Week 13: Redskins at Cowboys, Nov. 30 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
Week 14: Saints at Falcons, Dec. 7 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
Week 15: Broncos at Colts, Dec. 14 at 8:25 p.m. ET on NBC and NFLN
While it may not be a shootout, both teams should be motivated. Baltimore needs to win to keep the Steelers from running away with the AFC North, while Miami wants to keep pace with New England and Buffalo in a shockingly crowded AFC East race.
Thursday Night Football
Miami at Baltimore
Kickoff: Thursday, Oct. 26 at 8:25 p.m. ET
TV Channel: CBS
Spread: Ravens -3
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