The Tennessee Titans returned the favor this week by beating the Miami Dolphins in convincing fashion while be lead by QB Jake Locker in his first game since returning from his injury. While Locker had his struggles, he moved the Titans offense down the field and was able to hit receivers deep down the field for big gains.
Locker was helped by RB Chris Johnson, who ran for 126 yards and 1 TD on 22 carries against the Dolphins, ending their 22 game streak of not allowing a 100 yard rusher. He continued to show that he’s still got the skills that the Titans paid him all those millions for.
Dolphins rookie QB Ryan Tannehill had a “growing” game, throwing 3 interceptions after not having thrown one in his last four games. The Titans did a good job of pressuring him all day and the CB’s, and especially the LB’s, kept him under wraps.
LOLB Akeem Ayers, MLB Colin McCarthy, and rookie OLB Zach Brown all had a pick with McCarthy’s being brought back for a TD. Brown’s was also nearly for a TD. Tannehill had a TD saving tackle, being the last one left who could stop him.
The Titans defense strangle the Dolphins offense overall, allowing only 3 points, the least they’ve allowed all season, and RB’s Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas to only 42 yards combined. This was a big step forward for a defense that looked to be headed for a historic record for points allowed in a season.
Playoff hope remain alive for the Tennessee Titans as they improve to (4-6). They take this win and head into their bye week.
FINAL SCORE: Titans 37 – 3 Dolphins
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