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Dolphins overcome 2 lightning delays to beat Titans 27-20

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Jakeem Grant won the longest game with the longest play.

Grant struck like lightning when he scored on a tiebreaking 102-yard kickoff return with 14 minutes to go, and the Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, beating the Tennessee Titans 27-20 Sunday.

Delays for lightning lasted a total of 3 hours, 59 minutes, and the game took 7 hours, 8 minutes to play. The previous longest game since 1970 was a Bears overtime victory against the Ravens in 2013 that took 5 hours, 16 minutes.

Grant's touchdown triggered a late flurry of big plays in a season opener that was lackluster for the first six hours.

After his score, Ryan Tannehill hit Kenny Stills deep for a 75-yard touchdown. Darius Jennings returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a Titans score, and they were driving when Miami's Reshad Jones helped to clinch the win with a 54-yard return after he intercepted Blaine Gabbert.

''I love the way we responded - the way we were able to overcome the delays, to come out with energy after sitting around,'' Tannehill said. ''To come away from this long day, this grind of a game, and get a win, it feels good.''

Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota threw two interceptions in the third quarter and then came out of the game with an elbow injury. Tight end Delanie Walker was carted off the field later in the period with a right leg injury, and tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a concussion, all of which meant a miserable start for Mike Vrabel in his head coaching debut.

Walker's injury appeared the most serious.

''I haven't seen him since he left the field,'' Vrabel said. ''Our thoughts and prayers are with him.''

Miami led 7-3 when the game was suspended for nearly two hours late in the first half. The teams went to the locker room during the delay and stayed on the field for halftime, which was shortened to 3 1/2 minutes.

Lightning forced a halt again midway through the third quarter, and the second stoppage lasted just over two hours. Perhaps 10,000 fans remained at the finish.

''That's the job we have - to make sure we play through whatever situation,'' Vrabel said. ''I felt we handled it well, but in the end we didn't do enough to win the game.''

Sandwiched between the delays was a brawl that started after Lewan appeared to be briefly knocked out . Jordan Phillips and Bobby McCain of Miami and Dion Lewis of Tennessee received offsetting unsportsmanlike conduct penalties for taunting, and Lewan missed the rest of the game.

Gabbert drove the Titans 75 yards to make the score 10-10, but Grant needed only 13 seconds to break the tie, splitting the coverage untouched and racing into the clear near midfield.

''I saw it was just him and the kicker,'' Miami coach Adam Gase said. ''I was going, `Please run by me.'''

Tannehill, playing for the first time since a knee injury in late 2016, went 20 for 28 for 230 yards with two scores and two interceptions.

''I left a lot out there,'' Tannehill said. ''There are a lot of plays I wanted to have back.''

INJURY REPORT

Titans: Mariota was hurt early in the third quarter when hit on the right side by William Hayes. Mariota missed one play, and then returned to throw two interceptions before again coming out of the lineup.

He said he couldn't feel his fingers or grip the ball well, and hinted he shouldn't have returned to the game.

''I'm not using it as an excuse, but I should have made sure I was making the best decision for the team,'' he said.

Teammate Adoree Jackson hurt his shoulder on a 26-yard punt return in the third quarter. ... LB Wesley Woodyard was shaken up and left the game in the third quarter.

FRACAS

Lewan was flattened on Andre Branch's blindside block during an interception return by Jones. Lewan sprawled face down on the turf, then suddenly sprang to his feet, and players exchanged words and shoves.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Dolphins receivers Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the national anthem, and defensive end Robert Quinn raised his right fist. They followed the same practice before preseason games. No Titans appeared to protest.

UP NEXT

The Dolphins play at the New York Jets next Sunday.

The Titans face Houston in their home opener next Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Lewis 33 RB
75 RuYds, RuTD, 35 ReYds, 5 RECs
16
FPTS
K. Stills 10 WR
106 ReYds, 2 ReTDs, 4 RECs
22
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:32
R.Succop 53 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
6
plays
45
yds
00:56
pos
20
27
Field Goal 4:35
J.Sanders 30 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
4
plays
0
yds
2:15
pos
17
27
Point After TD 10:11
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
17
24
Touchdown 10:22
J.Sanders kicks 59 yards from MIA 35 to TEN 6. D.Jennings for 94 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
16
24
Point After TD 10:22
J.Sanders extra point is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
10
24
Touchdown 10:33
R.Tannehill pass deep middle to K.Stills for 75 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
89
yds
1:17
pos
10
23
Point After TD 14:04
J.Sanders extra point is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
10
17
Touchdown 14:17
R.Succop kicks 67 yards from TEN 35 to MIA -2. J.Grant for 102 yards TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
10
16
Point After TD 14:17
R.Succop extra point is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
10
10
Touchdown 14:22
D.Lewis up the middle for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
4:48
pos
9
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:51
J.Sanders 27 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
6
plays
19
yds
2:37
pos
3
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:21
J.Sanders extra point is GOOD Center-J.Denney Holder-M.Haack.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 11:26
R.Tannehill pass short right to K.Stills for 10 yards TOUCHDOWN.
12
plays
98
yds
5:21
pos
3
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 10:29
R.Succop 47 yard field goal is GOOD Center-B.Brinkley Holder-B.Kern.
9
plays
37
yds
4:42
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 29:35 30:25
1st Downs 19 18
Rushing 4 7
Passing 13 9
Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Conv 6-14 2-10
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 336 343
Total Plays 67 58
Avg Gain 5.0 5.9
Net Yards Rushing 116 121
Rush Attempts 29 29
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 4.2
Net Yards Passing 220 222
Comp. - Att. 20-38 20-28
Yards Per Pass 5.8 7.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-8
Penalties - Yards 5-48 7-51
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 1 1
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 3 2
Punts - Avg 4-44.5 4-32.8
Return Yards 165 126
Punts - Returns 2-44 2-1
Kickoffs - Returns 2-121 2-125
Int. - Returns 2-0 3-0
Kicking 4/4 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-5 -20%
Goal to Go Eff. 1-2 -50% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Titans 0-1 3001720
Dolphins 1-0 0731727
220 PASS YDS 222
116 RUSH YDS 121
336 TOTAL YDS 343
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
B. Gabbert 7 QB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 117 0 1 47.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 234 0 2 47.0
B. Gabbert 11/22 117 0 1 2
M. Mariota 8 QB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 103 0 2 36.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.3% 206 0 4 36.2
M. Mariota 9/16 103 0 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Lewis 33 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 75 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
32 150 2
D. Lewis 16 75 1 26 16
D. Henry 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 52 0
D. Henry 10 26 0 5 2
M. Mariota 8 QB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
6 30 0
M. Mariota 3 15 0 7 1
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
C. Davis 84 WR
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
13 6 62 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 124 0
C. Davis 13 6 62 0 18 6
L. Stocker 88 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 37 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 74 0
L. Stocker 2 2 37 0 31 3
D. Lewis 33 RB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 35 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 70 0
D. Lewis 8 5 35 0 13 16
T. Sharpe 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 34 0
T. Sharpe 3 1 17 0 17 1
J. Smith 81 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 24 0
J. Smith 3 1 12 0 12 1
D. Henry 22 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 5 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 10 0
D. Henry 1 1 5 0 5 2
T. Taylor 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 0 0 0
T. Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
W. Woodyard 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-10 0 0.0
W. Woodyard 7-5 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
A. Jackson 4-0 0.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 0 0.0
L. Ryan 4-3 0.0 0 0
M. Butler 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
M. Butler 4-1 0.0 1 0
K. Vaccaro 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 2 0.0
K. Vaccaro 4-1 0.0 1 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Brown 3-1 0.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
K. Byard 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-8 0 0.0
J. Casey 2-4 0.0 0 0
D. Morgan 91 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Morgan 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Succop 4 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Succop 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Sims 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Correa 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 2.0
K. Correa 1-2 1.0 0 0
B. Logan 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
B. Logan 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Wallace 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
A. Wallace 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
B. Orakpo 0-2 0.0 0 0
W. Compton 51 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
W. Compton 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
4/4 4/4
R. Succop 2/2 53 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.8 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 44.8 8
B. Kern 4 44.8 4 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Jennings 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 60.5 94 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 60.5 94 2
D. Jennings 2 60.5 94 1
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Matthews 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 18.0 18 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 18.0 18 0
R. Matthews 1 18.0 18 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 26.0 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 26.0 26 0
A. Jackson 1 26.0 26 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Tannehill 17 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 230 2 2 89.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 460 4 4 89.9
R. Tannehill 20/28 230 2 2 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 21 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 61 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
18 122 0
F. Gore 9 61 0 21 6
K. Drake 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 96 0
K. Drake 14 48 0 16 5
A. Wilson 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
A. Wilson 2 7 0 5 3
R. Tannehill 17 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 8 0
R. Tannehill 4 4 0 4 17
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Stills 10 WR
22
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 106 2
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 212 4
K. Stills 5 4 106 2 75 22
J. Grant 19 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 5 38 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 10 76 0
J. Grant 7 5 38 0 13 3
A. Wilson 15 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 62 0
A. Wilson 4 3 31 0 21 3
D. Amendola 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 26 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 52 0
D. Amendola 6 4 26 0 8 2
K. Drake 32 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 36 0
K. Drake 4 3 18 0 10 5
M. Gesicki 86 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 11 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 22 0
M. Gesicki 2 1 11 0 11 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Alonso 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-0 2 0.0
K. Alonso 6-0 0.0 1 0
T. McDonald 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-2 0 0.0
T. McDonald 6-1 0.0 0 0
R. Jones 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-6 4 0.0
R. Jones 4-3 0.0 2 0
V. Taylor 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
V. Taylor 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Baker 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
J. Baker 3-3 0.0 0 0
R. McMillan 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
R. McMillan 3-3 0.0 0 0
M. Fitzpatrick 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-6 0 0.0
M. Fitzpatrick 3-3 0.0 0 0
C. Wake 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
C. Wake 2-2 0.0 0 0
A. Spence 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
A. Spence 2-2 0.0 0 0
X. Howard 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
X. Howard 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. McCain 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. McCain 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Godchaux 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
D. Godchaux 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Quinn 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-6 0 0.0
R. Quinn 1-3 0.0 0 0
A. Branch 50 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Branch 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Harris 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Harris 0-1 0.0 0 0
J. Phillips 97 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Phillips 0-1 0.0 0 0
C. Allen 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
C. Allen 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Sanders 7 K
9
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
4/4 6/6
J. Sanders 2/2 30 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Haack 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 53.8 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
8 53.8 0
M. Haack 4 53.8 0 65
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Grant 19 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 62.5 102 1
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 62.5 102 2
J. Grant 2 62.5 102 1
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Amendola 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 2.0 2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 2.0 2 0
D. Amendola 1 2.0 2 0
J. Grant 19 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 -1 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 -1.0 -1 0
J. Grant 1 -1.0 -1 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 35 4:42 9 37 FG
7:46 TEN 20 5:56 11 78 Downs
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:21 TEN 25 3:10 5 20 Punt
2:00 TEN 15 1:36 6 12 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:45 TEN 49 1:27 3 6 Punt
10:09 TEN 35 0:54 2 4 INT
4:05 TEN 25 4:48 9 75 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:04 TEN 25 2:25 6 17 Punt
8:55 TEN 43 2:43 6 16 INT
3:49 TEN 25 0:42 5 18 Downs
1:15 TEN 20 0:56 6 45 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:18 MIA 22 2:40 4 16 Punt
1:45 MIA 2 5:21 12 98 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:17 MIA 15 6:17 11 70 Downs
0:30 MIA 17 0:18 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIA 25 1:28 3 7 Punt
12:10 MIA 10 2:07 3 8 Punt
9:19 TEN 35 2:17 5 31 INT
6:47 TEN 28 2:37 6 19 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:45 MIA 11 1:17 4 89 TD
10:11 MIA 25 1:24 3 -5 INT
6:20 TEN 12 2:15 4 0 FG
3:11 TEN 43 2:00 3 0 Punt
0:11 TEN 47 0:11 1 0 Game