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.