The Titans vs Dolphins match is up for 1:00 PM EST later today. The game will be happening at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Date and Time: October 8th, 2017 1:00 PM EST
Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens
TV: CBS (US)
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The Tennessee Titans are 2-2 currently this NFL season. The Miami Dolphins are at 1-2. The Titans will do anything that is necessary to avoid a 2-3, while the Dolphins really need their fourth match to be a win so that they can even out at a respectable 2-2.
There is bad news for the Tennessee Titans. Quarterback Marcus Mariota is going to be a game-time decision, and therefore might not be playing the game against the Dolphins. he is out due to a hamstring injury.
Mariota, however, is completely ready to play if he can manage it. “If I am able to move around, hand the ball off, able to drop back, I’ll definitely play,” he told reporters on Friday. “I feel good. The plan has been taking it one game at a time. I feel good at this point and time and we’ll see how it feels on Sunday. I continue to prepare each and every day and hopefully, I’ll be able to go.”
The rest depends on the management and how well he actually is. Further, Mariota’s absence means there will be an increase in pressure on Matt Cassel. Cassel will need to handle the ball more carefully. In general, the entire team will have to play more carefully, avoiding mistakes, if they want to win without their usual quarterback.
Miami badly needs to win this game. During the course of the 2017-18 NFL season, Miami is going to have really tough challenges up ahead. In a situation like that, it will sting to lose on home to Titans and have a 1-3 score.
Only the need isn’t enough to win a game, clearly. The Titans are a strong team. The Dolphins need to play really hard. Things will be easier if Mariota doesn’t play, but still breaching the Titan defense is a difficult task. The Dolphins need to have greater ball control to win this one.