REBOUND VS. RAVENS?

The Dolphins find themselves in the same position as last year as they prepare to host the Baltimore Ravens.

At this time last year, the Dolphins were on a three-game losing streak with Jay Fiedler on the sidelines and had dropped to 5-4 on the season as the Ravens came to Pro Player Stadium.

This season, they have lost two straight with Brian Griese starting for Fiedler and again find themselves at 5-4.

Now, the Dolphins can only hope the similarities extend to the result of the Ravens game — considering Miami beat Baltimore 26-7 at Pro Player Stadium.

What follows is a preview of the Ravens-Dolphins matchup:

WHO: Miami Dolphins (5-4) vs. Baltimore Ravens (5-4)

WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

WHERE: Pro Player Stadium

TV: CBS (Dick Enberg, play-by-play; Dan Dierdorf, analysis; Bonnie Bernstein, sidelines)

LINE: Dolphins by 6

NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins — 26th in the NFL in total offense, 18th in rushing offense, 26th in passing offense, 15th in total defense, 2nd in rushing defense, 27th in passing defense

Ravens — 25th in the NFL in total offense, 1st in rushing offense, 32nd in passing offense, 2nd in total defense, 8th in rushing defense, 4th in passing defense

COACHES: Dolphins, Dave Wannstedt (4th year with team); Ravens, Brian Billick (5th year with team)

SERIES RECORD: The Dolphins lead 3-1

LAST FOUR MEETINGS: 2002 at Miami, Dolphins 26, Ravens 7; 2001 playoffs at Miami, Ravens 20, Dolphins 3; 2000 at Miami, Dolphins 19, Ravens 6; 1997 at Baltimore, Dolphins 24, Ravens 13

INJURIES: Dolphins — S Trent Gamble (knee) is out/IR; QB Jay Fiedler (knee), C Tim Ruddy (knee), CB Patrick Surtain (ankle) and LB Zach Thomas (groin) are questionable; DT Larry Chester (hamstring/quad), G Jamie Nails (elbow), G Todd Perry (eye), RB Ricky Williams (calf) and S Shawn Wooden (knee) are probable.

Ravens — QB Kyle Boller (leg) is out; TE John Jones (leg) and WR Frank Sanders (ankle) are doubtful; WR Marcus Robinson (leg), RB Chester Taylor (leg) and WR Travis Taylor (chest) are probable.


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