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During Thursday Night Football the Miami Dolphins played a shut-out game against the winning Baltimore Ravens who ended their game with 40-pts (and in their last game against each other, the Ravens won with 78-6), and maybe a lot of frustration.
The Ravens quarterback, Joe Flacco was sent out of the game for concussion protocol after Dolphins’ linebacker Kiko Alonso dislodged Flacco’s helmet in a cheap play.

After Flacco went out, Ryan Mallett came in as the QB replacement and midway through the fourth quarter, defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh grabbed Mallet by the throat.
Last night the commentators say, “Here comes Suh he’s offsides, he kind of pushes… which he doesn’t know the plays dead which Mallett’s not going to take that cause he’s pretty tall, but not quite big enough and then Suh throws him by the throat which is not ok.”
And after the game Suh spoke game talk and when asked via about what provoked Suh to put his hands around Mallett’s throat, he had this to say, ” Simple as this. He came at me and tried to attack me, and I’m protecting myself.”
According to Football Outsiders’ metrics, the Dolphins is one of the league’s worst teams with their 4-3 record.
In the end, Suh didn’t think that anything after-the-whistle was something to be worried about.
“I think guys just want to go out there and play and compete at the end of the day,” he said. “For me I’m going to continue playing and going as hard as I can trying to make plays whatever the score is. I’m going to be out there and be physical, go out there and try to make plays, TFLs, whatever it is. I’m not going to lay down. I’ve never been that guy, never will be that guy.”

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