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October 16, 2016

Dolphins Fall to Titans 30-17

After an up and down start to his career, quarterback Marcus Mariota notched his first game of the 2016 season in which he accounted for four total touchdowns, to lead Tennessee (2-3) over Miami (1-4) 30-17 on Sunday.

Ryan Tannehill was sacked six times, going 12 for 18, with 191 yards and 2 interceptions.

The first score for Miami came from Jakeem Grant, who took a punt 74 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at seven in the second quarter.

Jay Ajayi ran one in from four yards out to tie the score at 14, but two more Mariota touchdown passes put the game out of reach, as the Titans outscored the Dolphins 16-3 to end the game.

Mariota led touchdown drives of 61, 76, 75, and 66 yards. He scored his first rushing touchdown of the year on a 5-yard scamper, and threw TDs to Andre Johnson, Delanie Walker, and one to former Dolphins’ WR Rishard Matthews.

One fifty yard pass from Tannehill to DeVante Parker accounted for more than a quarter of Tannehill’s passing yards, as Parker finished with two catches and 70 yards, edging out Damien Williams (2 rec, 67 yds) for tops on the team.

The Titans ran the ball 41 times, racking up 235 yards, 121 from DeMarco Murray. The Dolphins only carried the ball 17 times for 51 yards as Adam Gase’s unit couldn’t get much going on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.

Miami fell to the injury bug before and after this one, as first round pick Laremy Tunsil injured his ankle falling out of the shower the morning of the game. WR Jakeem Grant hurt his ankle, RB Damien Williams has an illness, and TE MarQueis Gray has a leg injury, all were deemed questionable to return to action.

New England leads the AFC East with a record of (4-1), while Miami sits in the basement of the division, three games back of the Patriots.

The Dolphins look to bounce back at home next Sunday against Pittsburgh, kickoff is at 1 p.m.