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A playoff live blog today of Fins-Ravens game

The day is finally here. Are you just a little excited?

The Miami Dolphins return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2001-02 season today. They play the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore is favored by 3 points.

But so far in these playoffs, the home team is 2-0.

One thing I know: The Dolphins lost to Baltimore 27-13 on Oct. 19 and two things the Dolphins want to address on offense are the use of the wildcat package and turnovers. On the turnover front, the Miamians must avoid the kind of game-changing plays that they allowed in the first game.

That means no interception returns for touchdowns, such as the one Terrell Suggs had in the regular season.

On the wildcat front, the Dolphins have studied and schemed to beat the blitz the Ravens showed every time Miami lined up in the formation the first game. That suggests passes and other tweaks out of wildcat, rather than just Ronnie Brown runs up the pike. The former might work. The latter didn't work on Oct. 19.

One last thing: The Dolphins defense must make Joe Flacco play like a rookie. He played more like Joe Montana in the first game. That means pressure. It will be interesting to see how Miami brings that pressure. Joey Porter, with 17.5 sacks in the regular season, needs to step up.

As you know, the reason you're here is to get the live blog going. It begins in the comments section at 1 p.m., although if you start now, I'll be checking in and out while I do my pregame show on 790 The Ticket in Miami.

The show streams online at 790theticket.com. You can also call me toll free at 1-888-790-3776.

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i understand the smith pick because that was the best division in football, but, sparano won his division. and they were 1-15. and i asked 6 of my friends to name as many fins players as the could. 6 was the most. the average was 4. porter, pennington, ricky, and ronnie.

i think he didn't get it because people give parcells too much credit!!

Ray Lewis is a big personality. Such a big influence on his team...Bigger than Parcells? Ummm.

Bill Parcells doesn't have time to read millions of thank you notes. However, he might enjoy it if you sent him a Dove bar.

if parcels leaves can ireland replace him??

cam i just saw u on the field u look good in purple,

you forget, ireland was personel guy for dallas, they had some great drafts with ireland.

god is intrewing holiday on cbs

Purple is a royal color. This country booted the royalty 230 years ago.

Bob, get a life.

back to the coach of the year wasent smith in the shadows of that patriots gm or something they hired.

talk about bogus!!!! sparano lost by ONE FREAKING VOTE

bob shut ur mouth and know ur role.

hey Mando, Starks is out?

OF COURSE BUT THE BIG Q IS HOW LONG WILL HE LAST MY GUSS IS HE FOLLOW THEMASTER.IF IT WAS THAT EASY DALLS WOULD STILL PLAYING AND THE JETS IN SUPER BALL.ONLY ONE TUNA COMES EVERY 30 YEARS.TO FIND OUT WAIT JUST FEW DAYS NO MORE. BY CARMA

80 degrees hope this plays a factor

GO PHINS!!!!!

FIRED UP IN PENSACOLA!!

PLEASE do not have Cam Cameron win today...I am sure he will. We are Fin Fans.

LETS GIVE IRELAND CREDIT

mando did u say chupas

BREAKING NEWS:DOLPHINS ARE MISSING THEIR PANTS AND THEY ARE LOOKING FOR THEM .SOME ONE SAID THEY ARE GOING TO WEAR SHORTS IN 80 DEGREES.MAMA MIA

Charlie Casserly just had the best LB's in free agency...Channing Crowder was missing. Imagine that?

I cannot stand Crowder. I hope he gets his contract that pays him like he thinks he should be paid. I mean, in this economy, it is awesome to hear him talk about his financial status.

He stinks out loud.

ravens:56 fins:-6

Hayden,

If we win today, you still won't believe in Miami!

Who is posting as rising???

Anybody has an internet feed for the game?

Coach Cowher picks the Fins to win and Marino picks the Ravens??/ WTF???

HERE I AM! ITS TIME TO STAND AND DELIVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO DOLPHINS! I LOVE YOU ALL! LETS GO TO WAR!

i ams

well u got to pick the ravens cause there better on paper any tv announcer regardless usually goes off that.

One thing about today's game that is different from the first time we played the Ravens is we didn't have our two NTs in Ferguson and Soliai. We were using Starks and Merling at NT. To me that will be a big difference for our run defense today. We did a nice job against the Jets running game last week against a good OL and a good running game.

Can you believe that we're less than 20 minutes away from our first playoff game since 2001?

Go Dolphins!

What a surprise, Berman picks the Ravens...but Keyshawn, Ditka, and Chris Carter picked the Fins...yeah baby!

Does anyone have the link for the game???

Sorry force of habit.

Go Fins!!!

Randy Starks is inactive today. Both Ravens CBs are active.

harbaugh and flacco dont have an idea what there in for its playoffs mothaf)*@#$

get up fans lets get those false starts

Darius Rucker of Hootie and the Blowfish just did the national anthem. Guess the Dolphins no longer make him cry.

wilford secret weapon today?? or is he inactive lol

GO FINS!!!!!!!1

if u are a doplhin fan on this site you Suck!!!!

Miami wins the coin toss and defers. Baltimore gets the ball first.

mando i see alot of open seats what gives?

This is it

At we get the ball in the 2nd half.

f u unibrow flaco looking like bert from seaseme street

Joey Porter MUST, MUST, MUST contain that outside edge otherwise this will be a looong day for Miami defense.

Miami
1 Heisman Trophy winner as RB
1 #2 pick RB
1 #1 pick OL
Miami 27
Ravens 16

lets go fins!!!!!

This is a late-arriving crowd.

Terrible pass rush. Not good enough. Terrible.

Maybe we shoulda taken the ball. Momentum gonna hurt us early.

get them turn over

Cam has always had good starts on the opening drives...this is right on que.

you got to be kidding me

HUGE break. Gotta CAPITALIZE.

I called it
I called it
TURN OVER MIAMI DOLPHINS

Paul Soliai with the strip!!!! And it has nothing to do with a club.

mando u better be makeing noise for me hell yeahaaaha

reverse with Ginn around the left side

neal having no neck awsome turtle

NICE D. COME ON BABY LETS SCORE!!!!

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