Baltimore rotated sides with stud outside linebackers Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, who combined for five sacks total. The pair wore out the inexperienced Thomas, who allowed three total sacks to Suggs and Dumervil.
“Personally, it’s bad,” Thomas said of his performance at right tackle. “But as a team we just have to look at the film and see what went wrong.”
Baltimore (8-5) recorded six sacks total, which was the most allowed by Miami (7-6) all season. As expected, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill struggled with little protection. He threw for 227 yards and one touchdown.
According to ESPN Stats & Information, he was sacked or pressured on 12 of his 33 dropbacks (36.3 percent). It was reminiscent of the 2013 season when Miami allowed a franchise-record 58 quarterback sacks.
Thomas was inserted into the starting lineup three weeks ago following the season-ending knee injury to Branden Albert. Thomas held his own the first two games. But the Ravens had the talent on the defensive line to exploit the matchup.
“You have to give credit to their guys,” Tannehill said. “They did a good job of getting around the edge. They were sinking underneath the deeper throws that would be first or second in my progression. They were doing a good job of getting to me.”