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September 11, 2004|By Ken Murray

Tennessee at Miami

Time: 1 p.m.

Trends: The Dolphins are typically fast starters, but this season might be the exception. Losing RB Ricky Williams and WR David Boston rocked an offense that essentially has replaced them with Lamar Gordon and Marty Booker. This is basically the same Miami defense, however, that was shredded by the Titans, 31-7, in Nashville last November. Tennessee quarterback Steve McNair is 0-2 on the road against Miami with four interceptions and no touchdowns.

Attraction: RB Chris Brown gets his first crack at replacing departed Titans hero Eddie George after a solid preseason. The Titans are anxious to see how their new defensive front reacts. The Dolphins are still in the hands of quarterback Jay Fiedler, who has fought off four challengers to his starting job in the past five summers. Even though Fiedler is 35-17 as the Dolphins' starter, there is no guarantee he'll be the man next week.

- Ken Murray

Injury Report

TITANS: Out: WR Tyrone Calico (knee); LB Brad Kassell (Achilles). Questionable: LB Rocky Calmus (back); DE Carlos Hall (ankle); TE Erron Kinney (calf); DE Travis LaBoy (concussion); WR Jake Schifino (hamstring).

DOLPHINS: Out: DT Tim Bowens (back); RB Rob Konrad (thigh). Probable: RB Doug Easlick (hamstring); LB Derrick Pope (ankle); DT Bryan Robinson (hand); DT Dario Romero (ankle); LB Junior Seau (quadriceps); CB Patrick Surtain (groin); LB Zach Thomas (hip).

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