The Miami Dolphins return to action this weekend after a very eventful bye week. The Dolphins will face the Tennessee Titans in a Week 6 contest, marking the first game at the helm of the club for interim head coach Dan Campbell. Will the Dolphins be able to turn around a season that has gone every way but right for a pre-season dark horse Super Bowl contender?
Miami spent the bye week making drastic changes. After former head coach Joe Philbin was fired and Campbell was appointed to the interim position, the team also fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle, replacing him with Lou Anarumo, who was promoted from the defensive backs coach position. The team also hired Al Saunders as a senior offensive assistant, as well as adjusting some of the position coaches on both sides of the ball.
Campbell did not stop at just making coaching changes. In not-quite-a-week as a head coach in the NFL, Campbell has looked to drastically change the Dolphins. He has made practices more physical, using things like the Oklahoma drill and first-team offense versus first-team defense sessions to increase the aggressiveness and energy of practice. He re-arranged the locker room, putting the grouping the offense and defense together by position. Everything Campbell can do to try to shake up the Dolphins he is trying.
Now it will be up to the players to come out with the aggressiveness the new coach wants. It will be up to the players to execute. And it will be up to the players to actually make plays that will excite a fan base that is already ready to give up on the season and that will lead to victories.
Below, you will find all of the information you need to watch the game.
Dolphins (1-3) at Titans (1-3)
Sunday, October 17
Game time: 1pm ET
Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Weather: 63°F, Sunny
TV channel: CBS (506Sports.com for full listings)
TV Announcers: Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker
Radio Network: Full Miami Dolphins Radio Network stations
Online streaming: NFLSundayTicket.TV is available for people who cannot get DIRECTV service in their area. It has a cost, depending on how you want to stream the games, but it is the easiest way to get the games if you cannot get the full NFL Sunday Ticket package. NFL Game Pass is the league's official streaming service, though it is replays of the game and not available live.
Odds: Titans -1.5 | O/U: 43.5
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All-time Head-to-Head: Dolphins 18-16
Last Matchup: Titans 37-3 @ Miami (Week 10, 2012)
Current Streak: Titans 1 win (2012)
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2015 Dolphins Schedule
W1: Sep 13 - @ Washington Redskins - W - 17-10
W2: Sep 20 - @ Jacksonville Jaguars - L - 23-20
W3: Sep 27 - vs. Buffalo Bills - L - 41-14
W4: Oct 4 - vs. New York Jets (London) - L - 27-14
W6: Oct 18 - @ Tennessee Titans
W7: Oct 25 - vs. Houston Texans
W8: Oct 29 - @ New England Patriots (TNF)
W9: Nov 8 - @ Buffalo Bills
W10: Nov 15 - @ Philadelphia Eagles
W11: Nov 22 - vs. Dallas Cowboys
W12: Nov 29 - @ New York Jets
W13: Dec 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens
W14: Dec 14 - vs. New York Giants (MNF)
W15: Dec 20 - @ San Diego Chargers
W16: Dec 27 - vs. Indianapolis Colts
W17: Jan 3 - vs. New England Patriots