Ahead of its tilt with the Dolphins, Tennessee ruled Mariota out of the game with a pulled hamstring. According to ESPN.com, that decision is made by the team's front office, and they chose to bring in four quarterbacks who aren't Kaepernick. The Titans have been involved in four high-scoring games so far and have scored 70 points combined in their two wins. Edges do remain in play thanks to totals and teasers, but first there is one point spread worth exploring with a handicap similar to a Week 4 victor. The defense had no answer for Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, who accounted for over 300 yards of total offense and five touchdowns. Looking ahead, Mariota is no lock to return in time for the Titans' Week 6 contest on October 16 against the Colts, with Ian Rapoport of NFL.com having suggested that the recovery time for the hamstring injury Mariota suffered back on October 1 "estimated to be 2-4 weeks". Of all the problems the Dolphins have had this season, their defense has been solid, especially against the run and have done it against more prolific passers than Mariota in Philip Rivers and Drew Brees.
The Dolphins will try to forget their London experience, as they seemingly never got off the plane, suffering a 20-0 shutout loss to New Orleans.
What time, channel are Titans and Dolphins on? But until the official list of inactives came out Sunday morning, some were holding out hope that Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota would be able to go Week 5 against the Miami Dolphins. While Mariota certainly is very fast and the offense occasionally caters to his athleticism with a designed run or option play, it is not their offense. Until that game, and the complete collapse of the New England Patriots' defensive unit, the Saints were the worst defense in football. So you can say they were Samaritans. His stats aren't disgusting. Mariota has thrown for 792 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for 116 yards and three scores.
The 6-foot-1 Tankersley supplanted veteran Byron Maxwell, who might be back in the starting lineup this week because Xavien Howard is nursing a shoulder injury. Cutler should have all his weapons on the field. Drake and Williams are both outstanding receivers out of the backfield, and their skill set warrants them receiving more work, especially on third downs. He proved that during his on-field workout and in meetings with the coaches.