Titans and Miami Game in Florida Will Be Played Sunday at Scheduled

Hurricane Matthew

A Dolphins spokesman confirmed the Dolphins-Titans game will be played as scheduled at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, Chris Perkins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The threat of Hurricane Matthew caused concern earlier in the week, and the NFL explored contingency plans, but the storm passed without much major damage to South Florida, so the game will be played without disruption.

The Dolphins closed their team facility Thursday, meaning no coaches, players or staff were on the grounds. They return to practice today, having moved back the session a few hours to 3 p.m.

Titans at Dolphins NFL Week Five Capsule



STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Mularkey: 3-2 Adam Gase: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-20 at Houston L 22-7 at Cincinnati
LAST GAME 10/18/15: Dolphins 38 at Titans 10. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill passes for 266 yards & 2 TDs. Dolphins RB Lamar Miller rushes for 113 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/11/12: Titans 37, Dolphins 3. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 126 yards & TD. Titans LB Colin McCarthy has 49-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 126 (Ten), 145 (Mia). XM: 384 (Ten), 227 (Mia).


PASSING Marcus Mariota: 80-136-925-4-5-73.9 Ryan Tannehill: 88-138-1081-6-5-87.3
RUSHING DeMarco Murray: 66-340-5.2-3 Jay Ajayi: 18-75-4.2-1
RECEIVING DeMarco Murray (RB): 19-156-8.2-2 Jarvis Landry: 31 (2L)-375-12.1-1
OFFENSE 348.0 329.8
DEFENSE 350.8 401.8
SACKS Brian Orakpo: 4 (T3L) Ndamukong Suh: 2.5
INTs Perrish Cox: 2 Isa Abdul-Quddus: 1
PUNTING Brett Kern: 49.5 Matt Darr: 48.5
KICKING Ryan Succop: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/6 FG) Andrew Franks: 17 (8/8 PAT; 3/4 FG)


TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 1,814 pass yards, 12 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.5 rating with rush TD & rec. TD in 8 career road games…Since 2013, RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 31 rush TDs & is 2nd with 4,008 rush yards. Has 247 scrimmage yards (123.5 per game) in 2 career meetings. In past 2, has rushed for 209 yards (104.5 per game) & 3 TDs…TE DELANIE WALKER had 8 catches for 97 yards in last meeting. WR ANDRE JOHNSON has TD in 5 of past 6 vs. Mia. & has 90+ yards in 4 of those 6 (3 100-yard games). Is active leader in career catches (1,060)…Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 22.5 sacks, tied for 2nd most by NFL DT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 4 sacks in past 3. S RASHAD JOHNSON is 1 of 3 in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (incl. playoffs)…DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 266 yards, 2 TDs & 97.8 rating in last meeting…RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS is averaging 6.6 yards per carry in 2016. Rookie RB KENYAN DRAKE is averaging 4.9 yards per carry. RB ARIAN FOSTER is only NFL player since 2010 with 6,000+ rush yards (6,262), 50+ rush TDs (51) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,237)…WR JARVIS LANDRY has 31 catches for 402 yards (100.5 per game) & TD in past 4 at home. WR DE VANTE PARKER aims for 3rd in row at home with TD. Has 12 catches for 250 yards (83.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. WR KENNY STILLS had 74-yard TD last week, 4th career TD of 69+ yards…Since 2015, S RESHAD JONES is only NFL player with 175+ tackles (175), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ sacks (2). Has 2 INTs & sack in 3 meetings, incl. 30-yard INT-TD. DE CAMERON WAKE had 4 sacks & 2 FFs in last meeting. Since 2010, has 65.5 sacks, tied for 3rd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 44.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. Since 2007, DE MARIO WILLIAMS ranks 3rd in NFL with 92.5 sacks.

In Terms of Success – Titans Rank 25th in NFL in New Article


Mike Freeman, Lead NFL National Reporter for Bleacher Report, has written a long piece which talks about each and every NFL franchise, and their success.

There’s a number of factors involved, including Super Bowl, Conference and division titles. The Titans didn’t get much love on the list, as according to Freeman, they are coming in at 25.

Here’s what Freeman has to say about the Titans:

“I always wanted to win. When it comes down to it, success is all about winning.” —Steve McNair to me

The Tennessee Titans lost one Super Bowl by inches, but in the 1960 and 1961 seasons, the then-Houston Oilers dominated the NFL. They won back-to-back championships with George Blanda as the quarterback. They were a smart, efficient team.

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Titans at Texans NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS   7 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Mike Mularkey: 1-3 Bill O’Brien: 4-0
LAST WEEK L 17-10 vs. Oakland L 27-0 at New England
LAST GAME 12/27/15: Texans 34 at Titans 6. Houston QB Brandon Weeden throws for 200 yards with 2 TDs & adds TD run. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has 7 catches for 117 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/1/15: Texans 20, Titans 6. Houston QB Brian Hoyer throws for 235 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins has 8 catches for 94 yards & TD.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 157 (ten), 136 (Hou). XM: 383 (Ten), 230 (Hou).


PASSING Marcus Mariota: 67-107-723-4-4-79.3 Brock Osweiler: 65-109-695-3-4-72.2
RUSHING DeMarco Murray: 41-245-6.0-1 Lamar Miller: 74-269-3.6-0
RECEIVING DeMarco Murray (RB): 17-132-7.8-2 DeAndre Hopkins: 16-223-13.9-2
OFFENSE 357.3 326.3
DEFENSE 348.0 277.0
SACKS Brian Orakpo: 2.5 John Simon: 2.5
INTs Perrish Cox, Avery Williamson: 1 Andre Hal: 1
PUNTING Brett Kern: 48.9 Shane Lechler: 49.1
KICKING Ryan Succop: 12 (3/3 PAT; 3/4 FG) Nick Novak: 24 (3/3 PAT; 7/8 FG)


TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 866 pass yards, 5 TDs & 92.6 rating with 141 rush yards & 2 TDs in past 3 vs. division. In 7 career road games, has 1,612 pass yards, 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 104.9 rating with rush TD & rec. TD…Since 2013, RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads NFL with 29 rush TDs & is 2nd with 3,913 rush yards. In only meeting (10/5/14 with Dal.), had 192 scrimmage yards (136 rush, 56 rec.)…TE DELANIE WALKER had 15 catches in 2 meetings last year. WR ANDRE JOHNSON played 12 seasons with Hou. (2003-14) & is franchise leader in catches (1,012), yards (13,597) & rec. TDs (64). Is active leader in catches (1,057) and rec. yards (14,139)…Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 23 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO had sack in last game at Hou. S RASHAD JOHNSON is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (incl. playoffs)…TEXANS: Have won 5 regular-season home games in row…QB BROCK OSWEILER is 2-0 at home with Hou…RB LAMAR MILLER rushed for 113 yards & TD in last meeting (10/18/15 with Mia.)…WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 24 catches for 449 yards (149.7 per game) & 4 TDs in past 3 meetings. Had career-high 238 yards (9 catches, 2 TDs) vs. Ten. on 11/30/14. Rookie WR WILL FULLER has 9 catches for 211 yards (105.5 per game) & TD in 1st 2 home games. Leads NFL rookies with 242 rec. yards…DE J.J. WATT has 14.5 sacks, 6 FFs, 2 FRs, 7 PD & rec. TD in past 8 meetings. Has sack in 8 consecutive vs. Ten. & has 2+ sacks in 6 of past 8 meetings. Since entering NFL in 2011, has 76 sacks, most in NFL. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 3.5 sacks in last home game vs. Ten. Has 8.5 sacks in past 5 (incl. playoffs). LB BERNARDRICK MC KINNEY had career-high 16 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has 3 sacks in past 3 at home.

Titans Fall Flat in Second Half; Lose to Raiders at Home 17-10

Raiders Titans

Derek Carr threw for 249 yards and a touchdown, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans 17-10 Sunday with their defense finally coming up with some big plays.

The Raiders (2-1) forced three turnovers and had a sack after coming into this game having given up more yards than any team since at least 1940 through the first two games. Coach Jack Del made a couple of lineup changes, starting linebacker Cory James and rookie safety Karl Joseph, their top draft pick.

Oakland never trailed and took control in the second quarter, scoring 10 points and outgaining the Titans 129-40 to take a 17-3 lead into halftime.

The Titans (1-2) rallied from a 15-3 deficit a week ago in beating Detroit 16-15, and they thought they at least had forced overtime when Marcus Mariota found Andre Johnson alone in the end zone for a touchdown. But officials flagged Johnson for interference on Raiders cornerback TJ Carrie.

Raiders vs Titans NFL Week 3 Inactives


QB Connor Cook, CB Dexter McDonald, CB Antonio Hamilton, T Matt McCants, T Austin Howard, TE Mychal Rivera


TE Delanie Walker, WR Kendall Wright (hamstring), CB Curtis Riley, CB LeShaun Sims, OLB Aaron Wallace, OG Sebastian Tretola, and DT Austin Johnson.

Raiders vs Titans NFL Week 3 Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 9-10 Mike Mularkey: 0-4
LAST WEEK L 35-28 vs. Atlanta W 16-15 at Detroit
LAST GAME 11/29/15: Raiders 24 at Titans 21. Oakland QB Derek Carr throws for 330 yards & 3 TDs, including GW 12-yard TD to Seth Roberts with 1:21 remaining.
REFEREE Tony Corrente
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Oak), 146 (Ten). XM: 388 (Oak), 229 (Ten).


PASSING Derek Carr: 58-83-618-4-0-107.4 Marcus Mariota: 50-74-509-4-2-93.8
RUSHING Latavius Murray: 22-116-5.3-2 DeMarco Murray: 25-131-5.2-0
RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 11-208-18.9-0 DeMarco Murray (RB): 12-91-7.6-2
OFFENSE 470.0 339.5
DEFENSE 517.5 338.0
SACKS Bruce Irvin, Stacy McGee: 1 Brian Orakpo: 2
INTs David Amerson: 1 Perrish Cox: 1
PUNTING Marquette King: 51.3 Brett Kern: 46.6
KICKING Sebastian Janikowski: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/3 FG) Ryan Succop: 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/3 FG)


RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR won only start vs. Ten., completing 24 of 37 (64.9 pct.) for 330 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.3 rating. Has 107.4 rating & ties for NFL lead with 58 comp. & 0 INTs…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 3 career 100-yard rush games & Raiders are 3-0. Oak. is 4-1 when Murray has 21+ carries. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…WR AMARI COOPER had 7 catches for 115 yards in last meeting. Has 6 career 100-yard rec. games & Raiders are 5-1. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has TD in 3 of past 4. Had TD catch in last game vs. Ten. In last meeting, WR SETH ROBERTS had career-high 6 catches, 113 yards & 2 TDs. TE CLIVE WALFORD had career-high 6 catches last week & had 31-yard TD…DE KHALIL MACK has 10 sacks & 12 TFL in past 8. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. CB DAVID AMERSON had INT in last meeting. S REGGIE NELSON had INT in last game vs. Ten. (9/21/14 with Cin.). Since entering NFL in 2007, is only active player with 30+ INTs (30) & 5+ sacks (6.5). Since 2014, LB BRUCE IRVIN is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (13) & 2+ INT-TDs (2)…TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA had 3 TDs in last meeting. Has 4 career games with 3+ TD passes. Threw GW TD pass to WR ANDRE JOHNSON last week with 1:13 remaining to cap comeback win (trailed by 12 points)…Since 2013, RB DE MARCO MURRAY leads active players with 28 rush TDs & is 2nd with 3,799 rush yards. Rushed for career-high 3 TDs in last game vs. Oak. (11/28/13 with Dal.). FB JALSTON FOWLER had rec. TD in last meeting…TE DELANIE WALKER had 6 catches for 91 yards in last meeting. Had 6 catches for 83 yards & TD last week. WR Johnson has 16 catches for 190 yards (95 per game) in past 2 vs. Oak. Is active leader in catches (1,057) and rec. yards (14,139)…Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 22.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO had 2 sacks last week. Has 49 career sacks. Rookie LB KEVIN DODD had 1st career sack last week. S RASHAD JOHNSON is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (incl. playoffs).

Titans Rally Late; Top Lions in Detroit 16-15 to Improve to 1-1

Tennessee Titans v Detroit Lions

Marcus Mariota moved the Tennessee Titans down the field like a savvy veteran, not a second-year pro, and completed all nine of his throws to complete a comeback a week after his turnovers hurt his team’s shot to win.

Mariota converted a fourth down with a perfectly lofted 9-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson with 1:13 left, lifting the Titans to a 16-15 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

“They came out in a look that we had kind of anticipated,” Mariota said. “Looking at it, we had a matchup with Andre on a linebacker. We felt that we could kind of exploit that a little bit, and he made a great play. I just tried to give him a chance.”

Mariota, the No. 2 pick of the 2015 NFL draft, dropped the pass over linebacker Tahir Whitehead to Johnson, the No. 3 pick overall in 2013, just before safety Rafael Bush could get to him to potentially break up the pass.

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