Relentlessly attacking the line of scrimmage, the aggressive duo has combined for 24 sacks, 76 quarterback pressures and 23 quarterback hits. Miller ranks third in the
Now, Miller and Dumervil are a problem for the
"They have serious speed and serious power," Ravens fullback
In particular, Miller is a challenge for offensive tackles with his rare speed off the edge. The 6-foot-3, 237-pound player has run the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds, faster than many running backs and wide receivers.
"That's crazy," left tackle
A first-round draft pick from Texas A&M, Miller was named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year last season and started in the
Miller ranks second in the NFL with 24 tackles for loss. He had eight sacks and 10 tackles for loss in November and was named the
"He's a good player, he's doing great," Oher said. "We've got to slow him down. That would be great for the offense and good for everybody if we can slow him down."
The Ravens have allowed 31 sacks this season and quarterback
Miller and Dumervil represent the gold standard for pass rushers.
"I think without question it's an outstanding tandem, very, very unusual," new Ravens offensive coordinator
When asked if the Ravens will use maximum-protection schemes to keep Flacco upright, Caldwell replied: "We'll have to do whatever it takes to make certain that we can keep things moving in the right direction."
Dumervil is no slouch. He owns the franchise single-season record with 17 sacks in 2009, and he led the NFL that year.
Dumervil has been named to the Pro Bowl twice in the past three seasons and has 60 1/2 career sacks. He's also tied for second in the NFL with six forced fumbles.
With a low center of gravity at 5-feet-11, 260 pounds, Dumervil combines power and athleticism. He's known for his potent spin move.
"He's a good player as well," Oher said. "He's been having a pretty good year. He's going to be a challenge."