With QB’s Chad Henne and Chad Pennington knocked out early in the game, Miami managed to hang on and defeat the Tennessee Titans.
Pennington suffered a right shoulder injury that could possibly be career ending, and Henne was on crutches with an injured left knee.
After Pennington was hit while throwing an incompletion, 3rd string QB Tyler Thigpen came off the bench and went 4 for 6 for 64 yards, which included a 9 yard strike to Tight End Anthony Fasano. He also led an 85 yard touchdown drive for the game’s final points.
Meanwhile, Tennessee struggled on offense when QB Vince Young fumbled while being sacked by Randy Starks of Miami which caused a turnover. The Dolphins capitalized off of the turnover and hit RB Patrick Cobbs for a 13 yard pass to put the team up 20-10.
Trying to make a comeback and put the team in a good position to win, Young responded by a 73 yard touchdown drive that ended with a 14 yard scoring toss to Wide Receiver Nate Washington. However, Vince threw an interception when his team was down 12 points in the 4th quarter. Randy Moss was shut down all game by Cornerback Vontae Davis as he only caught one pass for 26 yards.
STATS: RB Chris Johnson ran for 117 yards (5th 100 yard game this season)
TE Anthony Fasano (5 passes for 107 yards and 1 touchdown)
RB Ronnie Brown (12 carries, 11 yards, 1 touchdown)