for the Tennessee Titans. The Titans lost to the Miami Dolphins — and it took over seven hours to get that result. Marcus Mariota http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-taylor-lewan-jersey , Delanie Walker and Taylor Lewan exited this one with injuries. It could not have gone worst. Here’s how it all went down.The first drive was a success for the Titans, but they were unable to cash in an early touchdown. A nice mix of Derrick Henry and Corey Davis put Tennessee into Miami territory early. Mariota uncorked one deep to Taywan Taylor, but the second year receiver was unable to make the catch despite an accurate pass. Ryan Succop did get the Titans on the board, however, bringing the lead to 3-0. Tennessee got a stop on their first defensive series, then the rain came. Even legitimate monsoon conditions couldn’t stop the Titans between the twenties early, as Marcus Mariota manufactured another drive deep into Miami territory. A big pass to Luke Stocker for 31 yards put the Titans at the goal line once again. Mike Vrabel chose to go for it on 4th down from the three yard line, targeting Corey Davis in the flats. Davis was tackled short, turning the ball over on downs. That stop by the Dolphins seemed to get the momentum going in their favor. A few nice runs by Frank Gore — complete with a ridiculous unnecessary roughness penalty — put the Dolphins in the redzone. Ryan Tannehill completed the drive with an out route to Kenny Stills, who got into the endzone. Just like the Titans, the Dolphins got a stop on the next drive then opted to go for a fourth a one inside of their own redzone. Just like the Titans, they didn’t get it. Mariota took over with 1:55 to play, but lightning in the area forced a delay. After a two hour delay Corey Davis Jersey , the Titans sat on the ball and punted, taking us to halftime in a 7-3 game.On the first drive of the second half, Marcus Mariota got his throwing hand popped after a read option attempt. Mariota was forced to leave the game, but only missed one snap. On the following drive, Mariota threw a pick — and chaos broke loose. The benches cleared after Taylor Lewan was blindsided on the interception return. Lewan left for the locker room after the play, clearly shaken up. After all the dust settled, the Dolphins were left in a really good spot. Tannehill hit Mike Gesicki and Danny Amendola to set up shot inside the ten yard line. However, Tannehill was picked off by Malcolm Butler on the goal line to end the drive. At that time, storms rolled in once more for our second weather delay of the day. It was another long delay with the game finally resuming at 6 PM central. Offensive coordinator Matt Lafleur dialed up a screen pass to get things going, but Mariota floated it too high. The ball was picked off — Mariota’s second of the day. The Tennessee defense minimized the damage though, holding the Dolphins to a field goal. 10-3 Miami was the new score. Apparently, Mariota’s injury was bothering him too much to continue. He was listed as questionable to return with an elbow injury. Blaine Gabbert entered the game, handing off to Dion Lewis Authentic Kamalei Correa Jersey , who flipped the field immediately for Tennessee. Gabbert hit a big pass to Corey Davis over the middle to get to the three, then Dion Lewis punched it in for the Titans’ first touchdown of the year. Just like that, it was a 10-10 game — and then it wasn’t. Jakeem Grant took the following kickoff back for a touchdown, giving the Dolphins the lead right back. The Titans got the ball back and fed Derrick Henry, who broke off a 64 yard touchdown run — only to have it called back for a holding penalty. Gabbert was unable to generate anything after that, forcing another Brett Kern punt. Miami stayed aggressive, taking a shot to Kenny Stills. Stills hauled it in, bringing the lead to 14 points. It was Malcolm Butler who was beaten deep. Incredibly enough, Darius Jennings took the following kick back for six, getting the Titans right back into this one. Kenny Vaccaro picked off Tannehill on another deep attempt on the following drive, giving Gabbert a shot to go tie the game. After a few successful Lewis runs, Gabbert was picked off. It looked like a miscommunication with Delanie Walker. The interception was returned all the way down to the Titans’ 12 yard line. Kamalei Correa came up with a huge sack on second down, putting Miami in a field goal situation. The Dolphins converted that attempt Youth Kenny Vaccaro Jersey , bringing it back to a two possession game. On the very first play of the next drive, Delanie Walker made a catch and immediately went down with a lower leg injury. It was a right ankle injury that looked pretty serious. He was carted off the field.The Titans went turned the ball over on down shortly after. Gabbert was able to get one more chance and put something together, at least enough to get the Titans a field goal. Ryan Succop nailed it, to bring it back to a one score game. The onside kick attempt could not be recovered, however. Final score: Dolphins 27, Titans 20Titans Seek Road Win, Revenge in Miami The last time Titans QB Marcus Mariota was in Miami, he was a nightmare for the Dolphins’ defense - both through the air and on the ground.Mariota completed 20/29 passes for 163 yards and three passing touchdowns. He carried the ball seven times for 60 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.Last season, Mariota was unavailable for the Dolphins game due to a hamstring injury. This meant backup QB Matt Cassel would be tasked with leading the offense.The results were not great.Cassel had Rishard Matthews, Delanie Walker and a tandem of running backs that were capable of getting the job done on the ground.In 2016, Matthews recorded four catches for 32 yards and a score. Matthews tallied three catches for 34 yards with Cassel at the helm. In 2016, Walker helped torch the Dolphins by adding 66 yards on five receptions, as well as a receiving touchdown. Last season http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-dennis-kelly-jersey , he had three catches for 25 yards against Miami.However, the end of the first quarter was controversial. Cassel hit Walker for a 59 yard touchdown strike near the end of the first quarter. A questionable Offensive Pass Interference call on Jonnu Smith negated the score. Two plays later, Cassel’s forward, spiral-spinning pass was ruled a fumble resulting in a Dolphins touchdown. The 14-point swing was a huge blow that a Cassel-led Titans team couldn’t overcome.Mariota absence resulted in a Titans loss. A loss that haunted the team down the stretch in the race for the AFC South crown.Misused BackfieldBefore we move on from discussing last season’s debacle against the Dolphins, it is important to note the egregious misuse of the Titans backs in the 2017 season - but specifically against Miami.In Derrick Henry’s rookie season, he carried the ball seven times and ran for 54 yards. His limited carries were a by-product of DeMarco Murray’s amazing production in 2016. Last season, it was clear early that Murray was dealing with an injury that hampered his performance. HC Mike Mularkey and OC Terry Robiskie continued to chose a less than 100% Murray over a younger, healthy Henry. Many stated that the team lacked confidence in Henry’s pass blocking skills, which contributed to Murray getting the nod despite injury.That being said, the Titans should have leaned on the legs of Henry and Murray due to being without Mariota. An injured Murray finished the game with triple the amount of Henry’s carries. As we’ve learned from Henry - he needs a high-number of carries to really get hot. His “workload” of four carries against the ‘Phins is unacceptable as he could have had more of an impact had he had more opportunities.New Offense DebutAs stated by HC Mike Vrabel, OC Matt LaFleur held back some of the offensive schemes/concepts leading up to final cuts. The move was smart, considering the Dolphins picked up QB Luke Falk to probe for some information on their week one opponent.What can we expect from the offense in Miami?A healthy Mariota will have all of his arsenal available. WR Corey Davis was sidelined against the Dolphins last season. He has his sights set on making an impact immediately. It helps when both Walker and Matthews will be lined up with him.Throughout the preseason, the Titans offense never had 100% of the starting personnel available due to injuries. On Sunday Jayon Brown Jersey , they’ll be at full strength - minus RT Jack Conklin.The tandem of Henry and RB Dion Lewis will not be mismanaged in LaFleur’s scheme. Expect to see a balanced approach with the hot hand getting the majority of the work.Lewis is familiar with his former AFC East rival. In two meetings last season, Lewis totaled 20 carries for 129 yards. As a receiver, he racked up 51 yards on six receptions. Although Lewis didn’t find the end zone, his impact on the game as a member of a “committee” can’t go unnoticed. Mariota showed during the preseason that he is comfortable dumping it to Lewis when a play breaks down. Lewis proved he is capable of turning a short-yard dump pass into a big chunk play that can move the chains. This will help in third down situations. Offense ExpectationsIt’s important keep offensive expectations in the realm of reason. The Titans will likely feature a run-heavy game plan that will open up the play action. Even if the Titans don’t find any success running the ball early, they must practice patience in the build-up. The Dolphins will eventually sell-out to stop the run, opening up the passing lanes for Mariota.The Titans must also get Davis involved early. Dialing up some early bubble screens to Davis will help with his confidence, as well as Mariota’s. LaFleur will also incorporate some bootlegs and calculated screen plays to keep the defense honest. Getting Henry and Lewis going early will help in this regard. Setting the tempo will be key, but attempting to establish a ground game is equally important. It seems somewhat counter-intuitive - how can a team commit to establish the run, yet execute a fast-paced attack that likely features quick read passes?It’s a calculated balance. LaFleur’s third-down calls will be imperative to establishing that delicate balance.How will he do it?We will find out on Sunday.