Titans spoil Dolphins' stadium debut, win 21-10

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey decided his starters should play one series Thursday night, and for the defense, that meant a single snap.

The Titans forced and recovered a fumble on the game's first play, setting up a touchdown as they beat Miami 21-10 in the Dolphins' remodeled stadium.

Tennessee defensive end DaQuan Jones jarred the ball loose from Jay Ajayi, and Rashad Johnson recovered. Three plays later, rookie Derrick Henry scored on a 1-yard run, and that was the last action for almost all Titans first-teamers.

The game gave spectators their first chance to check out the $500 million renovation of the Dolphins' stadium, including a canopy and new video boards. Not many fans took advantage, though - the crowd totaled perhaps 20,000, meaning it was less than one-third full.

Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill didn't play. Most of the Dolphins' starters were held out, and coaches on both teams used the game to evaluate players trying to make the roster.

The Titans finished the exhibition season 3-1, and the Dolphins went 2-2. Both teams open the regular season Sept. 11, with Miami at Seattle, and Tennessee hosting Minnesota.

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