Sunday, November 11, 2012

Week 10 AFC East game picks: Titans at Dolphins

Lead writer Nick St. Denis and AFC East Daily contributors Dan Begnoche and Sean Donovan pick the Miami Dolphins' home AFC bout with the Tennessee Titans.

Nick's take:
The Dolphins have the makeup of a team that won't lose games it should win: a high regard for protecting the football on offense, an opportunistic special teams unit and an above-average defense. Miami will get back on track with its third-down defense, and the Dolphins will get Reggie Bush more involved in a relatively easy win over an inferior opponent.
Prediction: Dolphins 24, Titans 10

Sean's take:
The Titans are giving up a league-worst 34.2 points per game, including 51 points to the Chicago Bears at home a week ago. Miami won't reach that total, but Ryan Tannehill and the offense should be productive while the defense bottles up Tennessee's passing game and contains the dangerous Chris Johnson. The Dolphins take care of business at home.
Prediction: Dolphins 27, Titans 13

Dan's take:
The 'Phins are slated to play two games in five days, though both contests are against two of the league's worst defenses. Tennessee is coming off one of its biggest losses in team history, and the continued improvement of Tannehill does not bode well for the porous defense. The Dolphins will finally get its rushing attack back on track against a defense allowing more than 140 yards a game.
Prediction: Dolphins 27, Titans 17