TENNESSEE TUSSLE

After last Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts, it doesn't get any easier for the Dolphins, who now have to play at one of the toughest places in the NFL against one of the hottest teams in the league.

The Dolphins will take on the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon at The Coliseum.

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.


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