Game Preview: Tennessee at Miami

The Dolphins start the second half of the season Sunday against the Tennessee Titans with a new starting quarterback, with the hope that Chad Pennington can spark an offense that didn't do very much in the first eight games. We break down the matchup in a game that's pretty close to being a must-win for the Dolphins if they want to be a factor in the playoff race.

MATCHUP: Tennessee Titans (5-3) at Miami Dolphins (4-4)

KICKOFF: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET

SITE: Sun Life Stadium

SURFACE: Natural Grass

TV: CBS, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts

SPORTS XCHANGE PREDICTION: Titans 20-10

KEYS TO THE GAME: QB Vince Young might not be fully healthy, but he's expected to be helped along by the pairing of RB Chris Johnson and WR Randy Moss. Young, the NFL's second-rated passer (103.1) entering Week 10, gets little credit for his arm strength. He does have the wing to push the ball out in front of Moss, but his accuracy is erratic -- the Dolphins should have a chance to make plays on the ball. Miami changed quarterbacks at midweek. Chad Henne failed to stretch defenses and became INT-prone; it's unlikely veteran Chad Pennington will strike fear in cornerbacks, but he's the right man for a riskless offense. The Dolphins are intent on establishing RB Ronnie Brown but went away from him too early in last week's loss.

FAST FACTS: The Titans have won six straight November games. ... Dolphins OLB Cameron Wake leads the AFC with 8.5 sacks.


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