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Dolphins Game Preview: Week Five vs. Titans

The Dolphins will finally take the field at Hard Rock Stadium when they host the Titans on Sunday



    Dolphins Game Preview: Week Five vs. Titans
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    The Dolphins will play their first game in Miami this season on Sunday

    The Miami Dolphins will host the Tennessee Titans at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

    Even though it was serving as the home team in London, this will be Miami's first actual home game of the season. The Dolphins are off to a disappointing 1-2 start and have dropped two decisions in a row. The Titans meanwhile are 2-2 thus far on the season.

    The Titans could be without starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. The QB is officially listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, but his status may be a game-time decision. If Mariota is unable to play, the Titans would turn to backup Matt Cassel. This change could easily determine the outcome of the game, with Mariota being a dominant force at times.

    The Dolphins know who will be behind center and will hope to see better results from him. Jay Cutler has had two rough weeks in a row, along with the rest of the Miami offense. There have been rumblings about a possible QB change, but the Dolphins have showed no signs of turning to Matt Moore quite yet. Another poor showing from Cutler in this one however could change that.

    Along with Cutler's lack of production, Jay Ajayi has not been able to get much going on the ground. Ajayi has battled a knee injury this season and has only 62 rushing yards combined over the past two weeks. Without a passing game or running game, the Dolphins have been dominated in time of possession and in final scores overall.

    The Dolphins were shut out 20-0 last week by the New Orleans Saints, after falling to the New York Jets by a final score of 20-6. The Titans have been involved in four high-scoring games so far and have scored 70 points combined in their two wins. Miami had 19 points in the team's lone win of the season.

    Miami began last season with a 1-4 record, prior to going on a 9-2 run. That turnaround led the Dolphins to the playoffs and it could give the group some optimism at this time. With a tough schedule ahead and no bye week, the Dolphins will need to find a win sooner rather than later. This game against Tennessee could be a winnable one, especially if Mariota is unable to suit up.

    Sunday's kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m.

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