The Dolphins took a 14-point lead with 4:34 to play on a five-yard touchdown run from Raheem Mostert. It seemed like the team was well on its way to a win, but the Titans came storming back, scoring twice in the final minutes to win 28-27.
Miami had a chance to win the game on its final drive, but the team came up short with Tua Tagovailoa getting sacked on a fourth-down play.
Tagovailoa shook off the loss after the game, promising that the team will get better.
Tua: “I don't think this is the same Dolphins team that everyone thinks about. … And it's one loss. … it’s not like the world ends because we we lost this game. We’re humans, we’ll continue to get better from this.”
— Daniel Oyefusi (@DanielOyefusi) December 12, 2023
It’s good to see Tagovailoa share a calming message, especially since the Dolphins are still an impressive 9-4 on the season.
The biggest downside to the loss to Tennessee was that it dropped the Dolphins out of the No. 1 seed in the AFC. The Baltimore Ravens, who won in overtime in Week 14, now have the top spot in the conference.
Tagovailoa did not throw a touchdown in Week 14, completing 23 of his 33 pass attempts for 240 yards. He also took five sacks in the matchup.
Safety Jevon Holland, who missed the game, pledged that the Dolphins will be better going forward.
Fuck it! We’ll be better! Still #FinsUp
— jev (@quickdrawjev) December 12, 2023
Miami certainly missed Holland’s presence in the secondary, especially when it allowed the Titans to go 64 yards in just four plays on Tennessee’s game-winning drive.
Titans rookie quarterback Will Levis threw for 327 yards and one touchdown in the win.
Dolphins star wideout Tyreek Hill gave credit to the Titans and their head coach Mike Vrabel after Monday night’s game.
We been here before , Great job to Coach Vrabel and the Titans
— Ty Hill (@cheetah) December 12, 2023
Hill dealt with an ankle injury during Monday night’s game, and he revealed that he’s been dealing with ankle issues all season.
Tyreek Hill: “It was a lot of pain. It sucked. I’ve been dealing with ankle injuries this whole season. I texted my wife it hurt. She said ‘You better get your ass back in that game.’” pic.twitter.com/3NfCQhIucg
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) December 12, 2023
The Titans held the star wideout to just four catches for 61 yards on five targets on Monday night. Miami’s best source of offense came from Mostert, who had 96 rushing yards and two scores on 21 carries.