|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFLThis Sunday afternoon, the two teams coming off of losses to Midwest teams meet as the Tennessee Titans face the Miami Dolphins. The game in Sun Life Stadium is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET, with regional television coverage to be provided by CBS.
The Titans come into this game after being routed at home by the Chicago Bears, 51-20. The game was essentially over when the Bears scored a franchise-record 28 points in the first quarter alone. Chicago held a 21-12 edge in first downs, and forced 6 turnovers from the Titans. That included 4 lost fumbles and 1 interception. The Bears also held onto the ball for 15 more minutes than Tennessee. Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck threw 20-of-35, for 194 yards, and 1 touchdown. On the positive side, RB Chris Johnson tallied 141 yards. In their last 7 road games, the Titans have given up 41, 48, 35, 35, 38, 30, and 34 points.
The Dolphins are coming off of a close loss on the road to the Indianapolis Colts, 23-20. The Dolphins suffered a 27-20 deficit in first downs, a 516-365 deficit in total yards, and a 419-281 deficit in passing yards. They also allowed Indy to hold onto the ball for 9 more minutes. QB Ryan Tannehill made his return after being listed as questionable with a knee injury. He threw 22-of-38, for 290 yards, and 1 touchdown.
The Titans are 3-6 ATS on the season, and 1-3 ATS as a road underdog. The underdog is 36-13 ATS in Miami games. The Dolphins are 5-0 ATS in November games when facing an opponent that has just suffered a loss. They are 4-3 ATS overall this year, and 0-1 ATS as a home favorite.
These two teams have met seven times since 2001, with the Dolphins holding a 4-3 series edge. Their last meeting, in November 2010, resulted in a 29-17 Miami victory. In that one, the Titans were 1 point favorites. In a December 2009 matchup, the Titans won 27-24 in overtime, in a game in which they were favored by 5 points.
This this weekend's game, the Dolphins are listed as 6 point home favorites, according to Bet Royal Sportsbook's NFL betting odds. The over/under is set at 44 ½ points.
We last covered the Titans in Week 7 at the Bills in this article. Or click here for our Titans-Vikings preview from Week 5. We also previewed their game against the Lions in Week 3 on this page. We looked at the Dolphins against the Jets in Week 8 on this page.