• Impact player: Chris Johnson was a player Miami keyed on throughout the week — yet it didn’t seem to matter early on. The Titans running back ran for 50 yards in the opening quarter, including a 17-yard sprint off left tackle into the end zone.
• Highlights: The Dolphins trailed 14-0 going into the second quarter. Looking for a highlight. Hold on. Well, the patriotic pregame show was pretty good. And the anthem performed by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Band from Fort Benning was spectacular.
• Lowlights: From Jorvorski Lane getting stuffed on a third-and-1 to Reggie Bush fumbling after a long gain (which led to Tennessee’s first touchdown), Miami’s run game was nothing special. The Dolphins didn’t do much to stop the run, either.
• Impact player: Ryan Tannehill didn’t do much for the Dolphins in the second (more on that later), but he sure helped out the Titans. Tannehill threw a pair of interceptions that both led to scores — one directly when former UM linebacker Colin McCarthy snapped one up at the 49 and went up the left sideline to make it 21-0. Tannehill’s second pick — this one hauled in by Akeem Ayers — led to a field goal and a 24-3 halftime deficit.
• Highlights: Tannehill went 7 of 8 for 72 yards on Miami’s only sustained drive of the half — one capped off by Dan Carpenter’s 40-yard field goal. Yeah, that’s it.
• Lowlights: Those who did show up at Sun Life Stadium booed as the Dolphins took a knee and went into the first half down three touchdowns to a Tennessee team that lost to Chicago 51-20 last week.
• Impact player: Jake Locker moved the Titans down the field very crisply on their first possession of the half as Tennessee opened things up with a 12-play, 85-yard drive capped by Locker’s 26-yard TD pass to Jared Cook.
• Highlights: Titans center Kevin Matthews responded to being placed on the Dolphins’ “Kiss Cam” by pointing it out to offensive tackle Mike Otto. As the two watched themselves on the JumboTron, Matthews kissed his hand and placed it on Otto’s cheek. The Titans could afford to goof around; they were up 28 points at the time.
• Lowlights: If the Dolphins hoped to get back into the game, the Titans took them completely out of it on the opening drive. The worst part of Tennessee’s touchdown drive came on third-and-1 from the 49 when Locker chucked a 28-yard pass to Kenny Britt.
• Impact player: Tennessee kicker Rod Bironas didn’t play much of a factor early on but scored all of Tennessee’s points in the fourth. Bironas connected from 38 yards before hitting from 53 yards.
• Highlights: The announcement of the two-minute warning drew a round of mock applause from those hardy souls who braved the Dolphins’ performance and stuck around. That was followed by boos — aimed, we assume, at the Dolphins — when Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck took a knee on first down — with two minutes left — to kill the clock and signify this day was close to being mercifully over.
• Lowlights: Tannehill’s third interception came after back-to-back incompletions. A few plays later, Sean Smith dropped an interception and Tennessee booted a long field goal. It was that kind of a day.