By The Associated Press
Sep. 06, 2018
TENNESSEE (0-0) at MIAMI (0-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Titans by 1 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 8-7-1, Miami 5-9-2
SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 20-17
LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Titans 16-10, Oct. 8, 2017
AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 17, Dolphins No. 27
TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (15), PASS (23).
TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (4), PASS (25).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (29), PASS (18).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (14), PASS (16).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins totaled six sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one in end zone, to beat Titans last year. ... Dolphins' Kenyan Drake and Titans' Dion Lewis ranked 1-2 in NFL last season among RBs in yards after contact, according to Sportradar. Drake averaged 3.06 and Lewis 2.78. ... Tennessee's Mike Vrabel makes head coaching debut after four years as NFL assistant and 14 years as NFL LB. ... Titans begin 20th season since dropping Oilers nickname. ... Tennessee has won past five road openers, best in NFL. ... Titans' Marcus Mariota joins five other QBs in franchise history who have started at least four consecutive season openers: George Blanda, Dan Pastorini, Warren Moon, Steve McNair and Jake Locker. ... Mariota has 104.1 passer rating in Week 1, best among active quarterbacks with at least three career starts. ... Titans' Delanie Walker has 26 TD catches and needs one to tie Frank Wycheck for franchise record by TE. ... QB Ryan Tannehill returns for Dolphins after missing past 20 games because of knee injuries. In Tannehill's final eight games of 2016 — his most recent games — he had passer rating of 100.1, and Dolphins went 7-1. ... Miami newcomer Frank Gore needs 76 yards to become fourth-leading rusher in NFL history. He has 14,026 rushing yards. ... Gore's 112 consecutive games are most by active offensive skill player. ... Drake became starter in November, and in final five games he rushed for 444 yards, most in NFL during that stretch. .. Miami WR Kenny Stills has career average of 16.1 yards per catch in five seasons, second best in NFL over that span. ... Dolphins ranked last in NFL in third-down conversions in 2017 at 32 percent. ... Miami has committed more penalties than any team in past two seasons. ... Fantasy Tip: Dolphins 6-foot-6 rookie TE Mike Gesicki caught only one pass during exhibition season, but Dolphins kept package for him under wraps, and Miami anticipates he'll be effective red-zone target.
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