Two #ProHogs had a big night for the Ravens on Thursday, as running back Alex Collins picked up his first career 100-yard rushing game and quarterback Ryan Mallett, tossed his second score of the season.
The Ravens hosted the Miami Dolphins to open week eight of the regular season, as the Ravens rolled 40-0.
The Dolphins rush defense entered the game ranked as the fifth-best against running backs when it comes to yards per carry, holding them to just 3.6 per attempt. Collins ran wild. Rushing for 113 yards on 18 carries, both career highs, Collins averaged 6.3 yards per rush Thursday, becoming the first running back this season that Miami has allowed to rush for over 70 yards.
Collins ranks seventh in the NFL in rushing yards with 478 yards in just seven games. He continues to lead the NFL in rushing yards per attempt at 6.0 with 80 carries for 478 yards and is tied for the second most 20-yard rushes with four. With five rushing first downs Thursday, Collins has 18 first downs this season, to rank sixth among running backs with less than 100 touches. He ranks third in first down percentage among running backs with less than 100 touches at 22.5 percent.
Collins also caught his first two receptions of the season for 30 yards, including a career-long 27 yard catch and run.
Mallett came into the game late in the second quarter after Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco went out with a concussion. In his second appearance of the season, Mallett went 3-of-7 for 20 yards and a touchdown.
Mallett’s touchdown came on his first pass attempt of the game, third overall play, to give the Ravens a commanding 20-0 lead going into halftime.
The Ravens held the ball for 15:45 in the second half, rushing 21 times and attempting just six passing attempts to control the game and pick up their second shut-out win of the season and most lop-sided victory since 2009.