Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
Tennessee gets their starting QB back, but they'll still be underdogs when they travel to Miami this weekend.
The final verdict on second-year Titans quarterback Jake Locker is still very much out, but after missing the last five games due to an injury to his non-throwing shoulder, the former No. 8 overall is scheduled to return this weekend.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, could be a perfect get-well present, as their pass defense is ranked near the bottom of the NFL at No. 30, giving up an eye-popping 298.3 yards a game. Last week, they allowed Andrew Luck to throw for 433 yards, a single-game rookie record.
And while Miami only has a 4-4 record, they're still a strong -6 point favorite this week, as two of those losses came in overtime and they've won three of their last four games.
They've been carried by their depth upfront, as they are ranked 3rd in the NFL in rushing yards allowed and 13th in rushing yards gained.
That could mean Locker can't expect too much help from running back Chris Johnson, who seems to have found his stride in recent weeks, with an excellent 5.0 yards per carry average this season.
The over/under for the game has been set at 44, and as the fine folks at OddsShark point out, 10 of the last 14 games between these two teams have come in under the point total.