The Titans take the field for the first time in regular season football in Miami versus the Dolphins. They look to get Vrabel his first win as a head coach.
It is finally here. It is go time for the Tennessee Titans. Following a winless preseason, the boys in blue take on the Miami Dolphins on the road this Sunday to kick off the 2018 NFL season.
The Titans come into this game with an edge. They were a playoff team last season and they have a healthy quarterback in Marcus Mariota to back them up. They also have a 5-0 record in the last five years in their road openers. Good luck, Dolphins.
As usual, the TennTruth crew made their predictions for the game. Is it a clean sweep across the board? Let’s find out.
Chris Clark’s Prediction
The Titans are, in my opinion, the favorites to win this one as the Dolphins are not expected to be a good team this year. The Titans improved their secondary, pretty much revived their one-two punch at running back by adding Dion Lewis, and have a healthy quarterback. Remember the last time the Titans played in Miami with a healthy Mariota? In case you forget, they won 30-17. I am going all Titans here, but it won’t be a 30-point onslaught on offense.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: Titans 24 Dolphins 13
Stetson Marlin’s Prediction
The Titans had an awful preseason, but they will turn things around for the first game of the year. Mariota’s play in the preseason alarms me a little bit, but I think the Titans limited their playmakers during the preseason. The Titans will come out of the gate firing. The game will be close, but the Titans will win a close one, getting Mike Vrabel his first win.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: Titans 24 Dolphins 21
Austin Wright’s Prediction
For the Tennessee Titans’ first game of the season, it will be tougher than many expect. The boys in two tone blue will need to be on their A-game offensively with Ndamukong Suh facing the stout Titans offensive line and Marcus Mariota will need to be on point with his passing come Sunday. The most important factor for the Titans will definitely be their defense. The secondary in particular. With the Dolphins adding receiver Danny Amendola and other solid receiver/tight ends options, the safeties and corners of Tennessee will be busy all game. In a seemingly even match up, the Titans should be able to leave Miami with a victory. The schedule ahead for the Titans is rough, but with a win on Sunday, it could look a little smoother.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: Titans 28 Dolphins 21
Mike Patton’s Prediction
The Tennessee Titans head to South Beach in Mike Vrabel’s first game as head coach with the team looking to get him his first win. With Miami going through their own issues and the quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, still struggling to find consistency (and his own team’s jerseys when he passes), expect Tennessee to make some plays to help the offense get some good field position. And as the game goes on, Marcus Mariota and the crew will force their will upon the Dolphins and eventually take control down the stretch with their running game.
FINAL SCORE PREDICTION: Titans 26 Dolphins 14