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"Like playing center field," Reed said.
He headed toward the left sideline, eluded a tackler, reversed his field and sprinted for the right corner of the end zone, scoring after Suggs leveled Pennington at the 5-yard line. That put Baltimore ahead to stay, 10-3.
"It felt like the 200 in track," Reed said. "I don't think I caught my breath until the third quarter."
Flacco was only 9-for-23 for 135 yards, but he committed no turnovers and let the Ravens' defenders control the game.
"They've been doing it all year," the rookie said. "You're sitting on the sidelines, and that's what you expect. You get used to it, and you're asking for it every play. Today, they did it on every play."
Trailing 20-3, the Dolphins tried to rally with a 58-yard drive to the 13 before Reed again intercepted Pennington late in the third quarter.
"No one is surprised at the way Ed Reed plays," Harbaugh said. "He may be the best player in the game."
The Ravens' defensive performance was reminiscent of their 27-13 victory at Miami in October. The Dolphins won nine of 10 after that defeat to earn an improbable playoff berth.
"It hasn't been a good day, but it has been a great year," said Miami owner Wayne Huizenga, who is soon expected to complete his sale of the franchise.
His surprising team finally ran out of surprises. After Ronnie Brown made a one-handed catch for a 2-yard score to make it 20-9, Willis McGahee ran 48 yards to set up the Ravens' final touchdown with 3:53 left.
Baltimore offensive coordinator Cam Cameron's unit didn't have to do much else. But with the result, Cameron won more games at Dolphin Stadium this season than in 2007 as Miami's head coach.
Notes: 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.
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