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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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we need more ricky jamming the ball up the middle, f*ck ray lewis

OK, THE LIVE BLOG WILL BE MATRICULATING TO THE COMMENTS SECTION OF THE NEW POST. PLEASE GO THERE NOW.

how does mcclain get around our guys he is SO SLOW

where is the LB on the cutback? this is getting frustrating and it's only the first quarter lol.

they are pushing us around again.

baltimore has 99 yds offense in 1st qter
miami has 59 yds

start passing on the wildcat i hate u flac

Boy I miss Jason Taylor from last year's last game 0 tackles, 0 assists, 0 sacks

THE LIVE BLOG HAS MOVED. PLEASE MOVE WITH EVERYONE ELSE. THANKS.

Mando what is with the conservative playcalling? We have run it on every first down so far! Enough already!!!

sob i cant belive this guy if reffering this game damnit

3rd and 10 and we can't get off the field, .... not good.

where the hell is the new post

THE NEW POST REPLACED THE OLD POST. FOUND IT JASON?

thanks

Ayodele breaks up pass intended for Y. Bell. Nice.

Come on Henning lets get back to the imaginative play calling that got us here!

finally!

So why wasn't that fullback dive the call on 3rd and goal?

Not looking good

Guys, nobody else is on this section. The live blog has moved!

Come on guys, we re in the playoffs, time to step up our game, Go Dolphins!

Done deal...........Ravens "D" too much. Knew this comin in though.

Pennington is a fraud. He couldn't beat GOOD teams in New York and he won't beat the Ravens today. He played a wussy schedule and still cannot throw the ball35 yards!!!

No pressure on Flacco, no protection for Pennington and terrible playcalling. Let's GO!

The Ravens offensive and defensive lines are killing the Dolphins...The Ravens are winning the battle in the trenches and that is the difference right now - a huge difference at that....can they make an adjustment there - tough tough - GO FINS

I can't get the game on TV - what's the score. Dolphins fan since Zonk, Kick, and Mercry!!!

13-3 RAVENS

Negativity! What a moron!! Wake up junior! Be a happy "oh yay is me!!!" all you want. FACTS ARE FACTS. If you can't handle it, go open a happy coffee shop.

Win or lose I'll be happy but we need to put forth a better effort especially on offense.

The difference between porter and ray lewis is exactly what I was talking about with jason taylor! Same thing. When lewis sees a lineman comin at him he (at the very least) smashes a lineman to a standstill!! What happens with porter?? Watch the replay of the fumble he got on the Ravens first drive. That guy blocked him hit him and porter stopped and braced for the impact, and got knocked back like the overrated little school girl that he is. Don't be surprised to see him gone after this year. We need a ray lewis!! Someone who is mean, super-charged and UNLIKE porter and taylor>>>Doesn't spend time in discos in the offseason instead of training like a psycho! That's the difference that separates Miami from the next level.

Pennington is a joke, any pass more than 20 yards is a lame duck pass. I would rather lose more games and get better with a rookie QB with a good arm like Henne than just get to playoffs with NO chance of making a serious run. All Pennington did for us this year is get us a worse draft pick. Fans who are happy "just making" the playoffs are people who are satisfied with mediocrity. Lets see Henne in the second half. 11-5 is a great achievement after a 1-15 season for sure, but we will NEVER take the next step with Pennington.

Not what I wanted to hear brgfather. But thanks. Keep me posted please - I'm in Oregon and can't get the game.

I am a super douchebag!

This is somekind of joke, someone remind Chad we wear White uniforms. God this is pathetic, th only two big numbers we've produced are interceptions and 3 and outs. How much time is Flacco being given in the pocket, it's beyond a joke. you can see the defense moving in ready to blitz, fake call the snap and draw them in to encroachment. It is shite

need some points on this drive

where is the offensive line?? we have saved our worst performance for our biggest game, we look like the 1-15 team of last year

20-3 RAVENS 7:23 LEFT IN 3RD

Chad is looking like the same Chad we had here in NY.. Bill is looking good in that boof.hiding behind the shades..

20-3 Baltimore..

This next drive will determine the game for us. But the fins are flat. DB's are playing too far off the recievers and not reacting well. Defensive line is getting killed. Offensive line is being manhandled. Play calling is unlike any we have seen all year - gone from creative to predictable. No Running game and recievers not getting open except for dump off short throws. I would give up the short throw all day -- Not good.

Need more be said?

They need to dink and dunk which is what Chad does best..Use that running game with Pretty Ricky and then hold your breath for Play Action.

The dinking and dunking is working..Chad has the FINS at the Balt 15th..

There goes any chance we have.

This is not the team we have watched in the last several weeks. This plain sux!

We had a good season.....Time to see the future at QB....BUT THEN AGAIN B-MORE DEFENSE WOULD KILL HIM!

i hope a raven hits pennington and puts him out of the game

This game is not over..The FINS just need a big Defensive turn over..Chad is pretty smart.He'll rebound.. I think he'll do better in the 4th unless he is forced to throw deep.

what really sucks is that d was playing well.....henne should get a few snaps before this crap is over!

too late to put Henne..He'll probably be too nervous..It's Chad or bust..they are moving now.. They are at the Baltimore 10..

You dont put a rookie in, to face this defense.
Lets face it Miami had a GREAT year. This is a first class defense. And the dolphins have 5 turnovers.

OK BESS NOW!!!

Don't cry Dolphins fans there's always next season :)

WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF...Hold on Best justed ......2nd goal....TD TD TD !!!

told you..20-10 baltmimore.

finally a pulse...onside this biotch!

whoops..20-9

fitting!!!!

Now Miami needs turnovers. F**k Blocked extra pnt.

now they just need that D-Turn over.. Then again there is a lot of time..D is playing well.

We have a glimmer of hope! Ronnie made a great catch, but why not have Ricky back there in short yardage, especially at the goal line. He is the power we need if you ask me... but then again, noone asked me:)

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