Game history

Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins Game History

Nashville, TN- This week, the Tennessee Titans and Miami Dolphins will renew a rivalry that began in 1966, when the Dolphins entered the American Football League. The Titans are 17-21 against Miami, including a playoff win in 1978.

The most recent meeting between the Titans and the Dolphins ended as the longest game in NFL history. On September 9, 2018, two lightning delays turned the season opener at Hard Rock Stadium into a 7 hour and 8 minute affair which Miami, led by Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, ultimately won 27-20.




It wasn’t the first Titans-Dolphins game significantly impacted by a weather event. On September 11, 2004, another season opener between the clubs was played in South Florida on Saturday, a day early due to approaching Hurricane Ivan. The Titans won that day by a final score of 17-7.

Eight of the last 10 regular season meetings have been played at Hard Rock Stadium, starting with the 2004 season opener. The last time the Titans won in Miami was on October 9, 2016, when Marcus Mariota had three touchdowns and added a quick score in a 30-17 victory.

The last meeting at Nissan Stadium was on October 18, 2015, when the Dolphins retired for a 38-10 victory. The Dolphins forced four turnovers and produced six sacks on defense in the contest, while on the other side of the ball they generated 434 total yards, including 180 rushing yards.

The Dolphins began play in 1966 as the AFL’s first expansion franchise.

Playing against the Dolphins twice a year from 1966 to 1969, the Oilers won five of eight games before 1970, when the Oilers moved to the new AFC Central Division and the Dolphins began play in the AFC East. .

The teams have only met once in the playoffs. In 1978, the Oilers beat the Dolphins 17-9 in the Orange Bowl for Houston’s first playoff victory since 1961. The Oilers continued their postseason play on the road, winning in New England before to fall to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game.

Earlier in the 1978 season, the Oilers and Dolphins featured in a memorable Monday Night game, a 35-30 Oilers victory that included four rushing touchdowns by Earl Campbell.

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2015 Week 6 • October 18, 2015 • DOLPHINS 38 to Titans 10

The Dolphins force four turnovers and record six sacks. Miami defensive end Cameron Wake recorded four sacks and two forced fumbles in the first half. The Dolphins rush for 180 yards, including 113 yards and a touchdown from Lamar Miller. Dolphins safety Reshad Jones returns an interception 30 yards out for a touchdown.


Quarterback Marcus Mariota passes for 219 yards and a touchdown but fumbles twice and throws two interceptions. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill passes for 266 yards and two scores.

2016 Week 5 • October 9, 2016 • TITANS 30 to Dolphins 17

The Titans rush for 235 yards on 41 carries, including 121 rushing yards from DeMarco Murray and 60 from Marcus Mariota. Mariota passes for three touchdowns and rushes for another score. The Titans fired Ryan Tannehill six times, twice for Derrick Morgan, Brian Orakpo and Jurrell Casey.

Jason McCourty and Daimion Stafford record interceptions, while the Titans fail to return the ball. The Dolphins score on a 74-yard punt return from Jakeem Grant. The Titans record a possession time of 36:44.

2017 Week 5 • October 8, 2017 • Titans 10 to DOLPHINS 16

Matt Cassel starts for an injured Marcus Mariota (hamstring) and throws a touchdown pass to tight end Phillip Supernaw. The Dolphins defense registers six sacks. Each team commits two turnovers.

Jay Cutler completed a game-winning six-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jarvis Landry in the fourth quarter. The Dolphins also scored on a 38-yard fumble recovered by safety Reshad Jones.

2018 Week 1 • September 9, 2018 • Titans 20 to DOLPHINS 27

With two delays during the game due to lightning, the 7 hour and 8 minute contest is the longest in NFL history. Miami’s Ryan Tannehill completes two touchdown passes to Kenny Stills, including one for 75 yards.


Every team has a kickoff return touchdown in the fourth quarter, including Darius Jennings (94 yards) for the Titans. The Titans lose Marcus Mariota, Taylor Lewan and Delanie Walker to injuries. Reshad Jones had two of the Dolphins’ three interceptions.