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[Week 17 Recap] Dolphins fall to Titans 34-3

The Miami Dolphins faced the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium, falling 34-3. In rainy conditions, the contest started slow with both teams punting on the first four possessions of the game. The first score came with Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill completing a 1-yard touchdown to Geoff Swain to give the Titans the early 7-0 lead.

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The following offensive possession for the Dolphins came with a costly mistake when Tua Tagovailoa fumbled on a attempted pass that led to a Titans field goal.

On the next drive, Miami was able to score points when Jason Sanders connected on a 39-yard field goal trimming the lead to 10-3. Following the field goal, the Dolphins defense allowed Titans running back D’Onta Foreman to score on a 21-yard run to extend the deficit to 17-3 going into halftime.

In the second half, the woes continued for the Dolphins as neither team scored in the third quarter. The Dolphins were unable to get anything going offensively having turnovers on downs on two consecutive drives. That was followed by an interception thrown by Tagovailoa on a pass intended to Mike Gesicki. Tennessee capitalized on each miscue scoring 17 unanswered in the fourth quarter.

Stat Dolphins Titans
Total Yards 256 308
Rushing Yards 74 198
Passing Yards 182 110
3rd and 4th Down Conv. 4-15 8-16
First Downs 16 17
Penalties 5/55 6/70
TOP 26:48 33:12


On the day, Tagovailoa was 18 of 38 for 205 yards and one interception. Mike Gesicki led all pass catchers with four receptions for 51 yards.

Defensively, the Dolphins allowed 308 total yards to the Titans.

Miami moves forward to prepare for the regular season finale in a Week 18 matchup against the New England Patriots at Hard Rock Stadium on January 9th. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM.


Miami wide receiver Jaylen Waddle came in needing six catches for the rookie receptions mark of 101 set by Anquan Boldin in 2003. Waddle caught a short pass for no gain in the first quarter, then didn’t catch another pass until early in the fourth quarter when Tagovailoa found him for a 45-yard gain.

Waddle finished with three catches for 47 yards, giving him 99 receptions for the season.


Titans tight end MyCole Pruitt hurt his right ankle on a running play in the second quarter. His leg was put in an air cast, and he was carted off the field to the locker room. Miami linebacker Elandon Roberts hurt his groin early in the third quarter.

Whats NEXT?

  • The Dolphins host New England in the regular-season finale next weekend.
  • The Titans wrap up the regular season visiting Houston for a third straight season.
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