I have a confession…
During the 2007 season, the Ravens were pummeled in Week 14 at M&T Bank Stadium by the Indianapolis Colts 44-20 to drop to (4-9). It was their seventh consecutive defeat and the campaign, to say the least, had spiraled out of control.
In Week 15 I joined thousands of other Ravens fans in Miami – probably more so for the Florida sunshine than anything else, to watch our guys take on the then winless Cam Cameron led Fins sporting a (0-13) record.
Secretly I hoped the Ravens would lose. I believed that Brian Billick’s career in Baltimore was finished and the time had come for a change – Billick’s self-fulfilling prophecy really.
Plus a better draft pick was worth more to me (and I’m sure secretly the Ravens scouting department) than a meaningless win.
The Ravens had a chance to win the game with 12 seconds left from the 1-yard line but opted for a game tying field goal to force overtime.
I really wanted them to lose after that gutless decision.
A (4-9) team doesn’t go for a win against a winless team from the 1?
Eventually the Ravens did lose, handing Cam Cameron is only win as an NFL head coach.
How many head coaches can say they have only 1 career win to their credit?
Brian Billick was eventually fired during the offseason paving way to the John Harbaugh era during which the Ravens are 4-0 against the Dolphins with three of the wins taking place in Miami.
Here’s a look back at a couple of the most exciting plays in the series between these teams…from a Ravens fan’s perspective of course…