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Ravens overcome 10-point deficit to help playoff hopes by beating Dolphins 28-13

  • Baltimore Ravens wide receivers Kamar Aiken (11) and Jacoby Jones (12) celebrate after Aiken scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Baltimore Ravens wide receivers Kamar Aiken (11) and Jacoby Jones (12) celebrate after Aiken scored a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  (The Associated Press)

  • Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh looks at the scoreboard during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)  (The Associated Press)

The Baltimore Ravens played more than 17 minutes before picking up a first down, then overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Miami Dolphins 28-13 Sunday.

The Ravens rallied with consecutive touchdown drives of 97 and 75 yards, and added the clinching score after a favorable replay reversal.

A gamble by coach John Harbaugh in the third quarter helped. The Ravens made a first down on fourth-and-1 in their own territory, jump-starting the TD drive that put them ahead.

The victory gave Baltimore (8-5) a significant edge over Miami (7-6) in the AFC's scramble for a wild-card playoff berth. The Dolphins, who haven't been to the postseason since 2008, are now a long shot with three games to go.

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