Miami runs out of steam against the Titans


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The Miami Dolphins suffered their worst home loss since 1968 to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday dimming their playoff hopes. Despite the 51 – 20 loss to the Bears last week, the Titans redeemed themselves at the expense of the Dolphins with Quarterback Jake Locker coming back from a shoulder injury and Running Back Chris Johnson rushing for 126 yards. The Dolphins also did not seem to be able to get by the Titans’ defense who forced four turnovers in their favor. Linebacker Colin McCarthy returned an intercepted pass from Ryan Tannehill 49 yards for a touchdown which that gave the Titans a 21 – 0 lead in the second quarter. Reggie Bush lost a fumble six minutes into the first quarter leading to the Titan’s first score and he only carried four times for 21 yards and Incognito who is no stranger to controversy cost Miami the field goal range in the second quarter after getting called for unnecessary roughness. Both players’ performance led Coach Joe Philbin to bench them for part of Sunday’s game.
Miami’s dose of the humble pie really seemed to hit home as the players themselves admitted a lack of discipline on the defensive end. Linebacker Karlos Dansby was quoted as saying “we weren’t disciplined and it showed,” referring to the Dolphins’ poor showing against the Titans’ defense. Although the Titans’ offense is ranked 28th in the league and came into Sunday’s game with a record of 16 turnovers in its first nine games, the Dolphins’ defense did not seem to have an answer for this low-ranked offense.

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