Titans vs. Dolphins game recap: Tennessee cruises to 37-3 win

Mike Ehrmann

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

The Tennessee Titans ran the Miami Dolphins out of Sun Life Stadium on Sunday, scoring two first-quarter touchdowns and never looking back. Tennessee ultimately won 37-3, and the Dolphins dropped a game in a week opportune to make a move in the AFC East.

The Titans made a living off Miami turnovers Sunday. In the first quarter, Dolphins running back Reggie Bush coughed up the ball on a 3rd-and-15 play deep in Miami territory, and cornerback Jason McCourty recovered the fumble at the Dolphins 28-yard line.

Jake Locker threw his first of two touchdown passes on the drive, hitting Kendall Wright for a nine-yard score.

With a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter, Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers tipped a Ryan Tannehill pass, and Colin McCarthy picked the ball out of the air, returning it 49 yards for a touchdown. Ayers later picked off Tannehill himself in the second half, setting up a field goal just before halftime.

Locker finished 9 of 21 for 122 yards and two touchdowns. He was pulled early in the fourth quarter when the Titans held a 34-3 lead.

Fantasy studs and duds

Titans running back Chris Johnson had 21 rushes for 126 yards and a touchdown. It was CJ2K's fourth 100-yard rushing game of the season. In the five games since a 24-yard game against Minnesota on Oct. 7, Johnson is averaging 130.4 yards per game.

If you had Tannehill in your starting lineup Sunday, you would have needed the rest of your lineup to pick up quite a bit of slack. Tannehill finished 23 of 39 for 217 yards and three picks, including one returned for a touchdown.

Did they cover?

Well, Miami was a 6 1/2-point favorite, so there goes that. The over/under was 44, so that didn't come to fruition either despite Tennessee's best effort.

What's next?

Tennessee (4-6) has a bye next week and returns to action Nov. 25 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Dolphins (4-5) have a short turnaround in Week 11. They hit the road to face the Buffalo Bills on Thursday at 8:20 p.m. ET.

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