Joe Robbins

Titans vs. Dolphins 2012: Tennessee crushes Miami

The Dolphins didn't show up for Sunday's game, as the Titans ran away with a 37-3 victory.

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Titans cruise past Miami, 37-3

Tennessee dismantled the Dolphins on Sunday, pushing Miami under .500.


Titans dominating Dolphins, 31-3 through three

The Tennessee Titans continued to pile on the Miami Dolphins in the third quarter Sunday, adding another touchdown to extend the Titans' lead to 31-3 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Titans' third-quarter touchdown came through the air on a 3rd-and-15 play from the Miami 26-yard line. Tennessee had just been pushed back five yards on a false start, and quarterback Jake Locker found a pass down the right to Jared Cook for a score with 6:54 left in the quarter. Rob Bironas hit the extra point to make it a 28-point game.

Tennessee's Chris Johnson had 19 rushes and 104 yards at the end of the third quarter. It's his fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season.

Miami's offense struggled moving again in the third quarter, and the Dolphins have only gained 182 yards of total offense through three quarters. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was 17 of 26 for 151 yards and two interceptions—a quarterback rating of 48.7—and the team's leading rusher at the beginning of the fourth quarter was Reggie Bush. He had four rushes for 21 yards.


Titans lead Dolphins 24-3 at half Sunday

The Tennessee Titans didn't let off the gas after a strong first quarter, and they led 24-3 at halftime Sunday.

Linebacker Colin McCarthy made the big play of the second quarter, an interception of Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill returned 49 yards for a touchdown. Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers tipped the Tannehill pass, and McCarthy fielded it and ran 49 yards, diving in just across the pylon on the left sideline.

The Dolphins got on the board with a 40-yard Dan Carpenter field goal with 9:03 left in the second quarter. The score topped off a 10-play, 58-yard drive. At one point in the drive Miami had a first down at the Tennessee 28-yard line, but Richie Ingotnito was called for unnecessary roughness and flagged 15 yards.

With 1:51 until halftime, Ayers picked off Tannehill and returned it two yards to the Dolphins 14-yard line. Titans kicker Rob Bironas hit a 37-yard field goal to give Tennessee its 21-point lead with 27 seconds left in the half.


Titans jump out to 14-0 lead on Miami Dolphins

The Tennessee Titans capitalized on an early Miami Dolphins turnover, and Tennessee led 14-0 through one quarter Sunday.

The Titans got on the board first after a turnover set them up in prime field position. Dolphins running back Reggie Bush broke a 15-yard run on a 3rd-and-13 play from the Miami 12-yard line, but after he crossed the first-down marker he fumbled. Cornerback Jason McCourty recovered the fumble for the Titans, setting up quarterback Jake Locker at the Dolphins 28-yard line.

Running back Chris Johnson gashed the Dolphins for 21 yards on first down, and Locker found Kendall Wright down the middle for a nine-yard touchdown three plays later.

Johnson added to the score with a 17-yard touchdown run with 1:23 left in the first. The rush capped a seven-play, 65-yard drive in which Tennessee ran the ball on five plays: three hand-offs to Johnson, and two Locker scrambles.

The first scramble was a 20-yard pick-up on the first play of the drive, and the second was a critical five-yard run on 4th and 2 from the Miami 37-yard line.

The Dolphins gained a total of 55 yards in the first quarter.


Dolphins vs. Titans inactive lists

Titans quarterback Jake Locker is active and is expected to see the field Sunday for the first time since Sept. 30, when he sustained a shoulder injury against the Houston Texans.

The inactive list for the Tennessee Titans in Week 10 is as follows: quarterback Rusty Smith, safety Al Afalava, linebacker Xavier Adibi, guard Kyle DeVan, tackle Byron Stingily, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins and defensive tackle DaJohn Harris.

With Rusty Smith inactive, the Titans will play with Matt Hasselbeck and Jake Locker as their only two quarterbacks Sunday. Hawkins has played in only four games this season and has only four catches for 20 yards.

For the Miami Dolphins, quarterback Pat Devlin, safety Anderson Russell, tackle Will Yeatman, tight ends Michael Egnew and Jeron Mastrud and wide receiver Rishard Matthews are inactive. The Dolphins have only six inactives instead of the customary seven, because their roster currently stands at only 52 players, not the full 53 players.


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