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The Miami Dolphins finally play a game at Hard Rock Stadium, the first true home game for the team this year. Their last game in their home stadium was 52 days ago, in the Preseason Week 2 slate of game - and it is now Week 5 of the regular season. It has been a strange start to the season for the Dolphins.

Joining Miami in South Florida will be the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, who will be facing a “game-time decision” on whether or not starting quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is dealing with a hamstring issue, will be able to play. If he cannot go later today, the team will start Matt Cassel in his place.

Will the Dolphins bounce back after two less-than-spectacular performances in Weeks 3 and 4? Will the Titans come back after losing 57-14 last weekend?

This game could be the Dolphins debut for Rey Maualuga, who may find himself inserted into the starting lineup at middle linebacker. The Dolphins signed the veteran linebacker when rookie Raekwon McMillan was lost for the year with an ACL tear, but Maualuga has needed conditioning time, as well as time to recover from a hamstring issue. It appears the team will have him out on the field Sunday, and he should bolster a defense that has actually been pretty good early this season.

As always, we have everything you need to watch the game below:

Tennessee Titans (2-2) at Miami Dolphins (1-2)
Week 4
October 8, 2017

Game time: 1pm ET

Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Weather: 87˚F, Mostly Cloudy

TV Coverage: CBS; NFL Sunday Ticket Channel 706 - Titans at Dolphins in orange

TV Announcers: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

Radio Network: Full Miami Dolphins Radio Network stations

Online streaming: NFL Sunday Ticket (paid DirecTV service - one-week trial); NFL Game Pass (paid service - does not show the games live, but provides replays of the game and coaches film following the game)

Odds: Titans -2.5 | O/U: 43

All-time record: Dolphins 19-16 (regular season)

Most recent meeting: Dolphins 31-24 @ San Diego (2016 Week 10)

Streak: Titans win 1 (Week 5, 2016); 3-3 last 6 meetings

Enemy blog: Music City Miracles| Twitter: @TitansMCM

Phinsider on Twitter: @ThePhinsider

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Dolphins 2017 Schedule

Week 1 - BYE
Week 2 (Sep 17) - @ Los Angeles Chargers - W 19-17
Week 3 (Sep 24) - @ New York Jets - L 6-20
Week 4 (Oct 1) - vs. New Orleans Saints (London) - L 0-20
Week 5 (Oct 8) - vs. Tennessee Titans
Week 6 (Oct 15) - @ Atlanta Falcons
Week 7 (Oct 22) - vs. New York Jets
Week 8 (Oct 26) - @ Baltimore Ravens (TNF)
Week 9 (Nov 5) - vs. Oakland Raiders (SNF)
Week 10 (Nov 13) - @ Carolina Panthers (MNF)
Week 11 (Nov 19) - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Week 12 (Nov 26) - @ New England Patriots
Week 13 (Dec 3) - vs. Denver Broncos
Week 14 (Dec 11) - vs. New England Patriots (MNF)
Week 15 (Dec 17) - @ Buffalo Bills
Week 16 (Dec 24) - @ Kansas City Chiefs
Week 17 (Dec 31) - vs. Buffalo Bills