Top defenses set to duel in Miami

Two of the NFL's best defenses take center stage when the Ravens and Dolphins meet Sunday.

Updated: December 1, 2003, 12:54 PM ET
By Merril Hoge | ESPN.com

There is a striking similarity between the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins going into Sunday's AFC wild-card matchup (CBS, 4 p.m. ET). Both teams play great defense, which has been the foundation of their success.

But that's where most of the similarities end. The Dolphins' passing game is much better than Baltimore's. Miami has been more effective throwing the ball and has a better chance of sustaining offense and creating big plays than the defending champion.

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