Weather Delays Make Titans-Dolphins Longest Game Ever

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By the time it was over more than seven hours later, the late afternoon games were all in the books. "Where they take number one, try and pick the nickel, which I was playing, and take number three and send him to the flat, and I just had to fight through the block, and just make the tackle". He was carted off the field, and based on Rapoport's reporting, Jonnu Smith's responsibility will increase dramatically in Walker's absence.

The Dolphins play at the New York Jets next Sunday.

A win is a win, no matter how long it takes to achieve. The touchdown toss was Tannehill's first since the 2016 season, due to multiple season-ending injuries over his previous two campaigns.

The game didn't resume until almost two hours later, when the AFC squads came onto the field to close the half. In their 2018 opener Sunday, they played the longest game in National Football League history because of four hours of lightning delays. It's clear Tannehill's return has brought an increased level of trust and a calming presence to a Miami team that was subjected to a lot of chaos in 2017, when Jay Cutler was brought in after Tannehill had ACL surgery. Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders did so by making a 27-yard field goal with 4:05 remaining in the third quarter. But the Dolphins answered back on Grant's gorgeous gallop. That turned out to be the turning point of the first half as Miami immediately drove 98 yards on 12 plays, taking a 7-3 lead on Tannehill's 10-yard scoring throw to Stills.

"I love the way we responded, the way we were able to overcome the delays, to come out with energy after sitting around", Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill said.

Combined, the trio has 56 career receptions and will be replacing a veteran who led the Titans with 74 catches last season alone.

Stocker struggled catching the ball in camp, so it makes sense the Titans could use the element of surprise to hit him with a big throw down field. The Dolphins recovered the ensuing onside kick to clinch the victory.

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