REVENGE NO MOTIVE

Under normal circumstances, maybe a lot of attention this week would have been focused on the Dolphins trying to get some revenge against Baltimore for last year's playoff beating at Pro Player Stadium.

But the ways things have been going the last couple of weeks, the Dolphins have more important things to worry about.

"It is more important that we get back on the winning track," said linebacker Zach Thomas. "That is way more important than trying to get back at them. I want to win a game and feel better next week when we are preparing for San Diego. The last three weeks have been the longest three weeks of my life. The first six weeks went by fast. It shows that when you are winning, it goes by quicker and it is more fun."

For those who don't remember, the Ravens spanked the Dolphins, 20-3, in last year's wild-card round in a game that might not have been as close as the score indicated.

It's a game the Dolphins obviously remember all too well.

"Our game last year was sickening," said defensive end Jason Taylor. "They took it to us and had their way with us."

Wide receiver James McKnight, for his part, didn't waste a lot of time looking back as he prepared for this weekend's matchup.

"It's just not something that you think about," McKnight said. "It's a non-factor in the team that we're playing right now. They're a different team, we're a different team. We're a totally different offense, totally different situation. The situation is not the same other than it's the Dolphins and the Ravens."


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