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Tennessee Titans keep ‘focusing on ourselves,’ clinch AFC South title with win over Miami Dolphins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans clinched the AFC South title following defeating the Miami Dolphins 34-three on Sunday.

Ryan Tannehill completed 13 of his 18 go tries for a hundred and twenty yards and two touchdowns towards his previous staff to enable the Titans secure their 2nd division title.

“Focusing on ourselves and what we have in entrance of us,” Tannehill stated about dealing with his previous staff. “I am grateful for my time in Miami. That was a unique time of my existence. I grew a whole lot there as a person and as a player.”

The Titans (eleven-5) have been AFC South champions in each of Tannehill’s entire seasons as the beginning quarterback. This is the very first time the Titans have won again-to-again titles since their very first 1960 and 1962 when they won AFL titles in their very first two seasons of existence as the Houston Oilers.

Tennessee arrived out on best in the division irrespective of getting rid of Derrick Henry, whose 937 dashing yards led the NFL when he experienced a fractured foot in 7 days 8. D’Onta Foreman’s 365 dashing yards aided fill in whilst Henry was absent.

“My solution was not to try out to fill large shoes,” Foreman stated. “Just go out there and play my game, do what I can do to enable the staff. Derrick is a excellent operating again. I assume he’s the most effective again in the league. To be capable to appear in and try out to enable this staff fill in where by he remaining off was a obstacle. I am a competitor and never ever needed any person to search at me like I couldn’t get the position finished.”

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Henry’s injury was a single of numerous that the Titans experienced. The Titans rostered 88 distinct players on game day this period. That is an NFL history.

The Titans are now three-one since they had the bye in 7 days 13 following consecutive losses to the Houston Texans and New England Patriots. The protection is peaking as proven by how they’ve held each of their opponents to considerably less than twenty points in each game since the bye week.

Tennessee is now the No. one seed in the AFC following the Kansas Town Chiefs (eleven-5) shed to the Cincinnati Bengals (10-6). The Titans can clinch the best seed in the meeting and a very first-round bye if they defeat the Texans (4-eleven) following Sunday at NRG Stadium.

“It really is great to go into following week figuring out that we do not have to worry about no one,” protection Kevin Byard stated. “We do not have to worry about if any person loses or nearly anything like that. If we go out there and deal with organization towards Houston we will have the a single seed. Typically the previous game of the year we are battling for something in any case so it truly is great to the previous week of the period battling to be the No. one seed.”