Tennessee is coming off a bye, and the Dolphins can only hope it cooled down the Titans' smoking offense, which racked up 30 points or more in its last five games.
What follows is a preview of the Dolphins-Titans matchup.
WHO: Miami Dolphins (5-3) vs. Tennessee Titans (6-2)
WHEN: Sunday, 1 p.m. ET
WHERE: The Coliseum, Nashville, Tenn.
TV: CBS (Kevin Harlan, play-by-play; Randy Cross, analysis)
LINE: Titans by 5
NFL RANKINGS: Dolphins — 24th in the NFL in total offense, 15th in rushing offense, 24th in passing offense, 15th in total defense, 2nd in rushing defense, 27th in passing defense
Titans — 8th in the NFL in total offense, 26th in rushing offense, 4th in passing offense, 22nd in total defense, 1st in rushing defense, 31st in passing defense
COACHES: Dolphins, Dave Wannstedt (4th year with team); Titans, Jeff Fisher (9th full year with team)
SERIES RECORD: The Dolphins lead 15-12
LAST FIVE MEETINGS: 2001 at Tennessee, Dolphins 31, Titans 23; 1999 at Miami, Dolphins 17, Titans 0; 1997 at Miami, Dolphins 16, Tennessee Oilers 13 (OT); 1996 at Houston, Dolphins 23, Oilers 20; 1992 at Miami, Dolphins 19, Oilers 16.
INJURIES: Dolphins — T Mark Dixon (ankle) is out/IR; DT Larry Chester (hamstring/quad); QB Jay Fiedler (knee), FB Rob Konrad (shoulder/knee), CB Patrick Surtain (ankle) and LB Zach Thomas (groin) are questionable; DT Tim Bowens (neck), LB Tommy Hendricks (neck), RB Travis Minor (shoulder), WR Derrius Thompson (groin) and RB Ricky Williams (leg) are probable.
Titans — WR Drew Bennett (calf) and CB Andre Woolfolk (ankle) are out; RB Chris Brown (hamstring), T Matt Martin (knee), S Donnie Nickey (foot), G Benji Olson (hamstring) and CB Samari Rolle (elbow) are questionable.