Titans rally to upset Dolphins 28-27 on Monday Night Football: Live updates, highlights, stats and reaction

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Will Levis and Titans overcome 14-point deficit in final 3:00 to stun Dolphins on Monday Night Football.

The Athletic NFL Staff

December 12, 2023 at 8:01 AM EST

 Live updates, highlights, stats and reaction

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Titans shock Dolphins 28-27 on MNF: Final stats and updated standings

NFL Week 14 best and worst coaching decisions

Dan Quinn continued his schematic evolution with a simple but effective adjustment against the Eagles. Sean McVay made some major schematic adjustments in the offseason that proved to be useful for the Rams’ offense. The Jets’ defense embarrassed another high-level quarterback. And the Dolphins opened the door for a historic Titans comeback.

We’ll get into all this and more in this week’s best and worst coaching decisions.

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 Cowboys’ Dan Quinn contains A.J. Brown


NFL Week 14 best and worst coaching decisions: Cowboys’ Dan Quinn contains A.J. Brown

Remarkable Titans comeback

The Titans trailed 27-13 with less than 3:00 to play then rallied for a 28-27 win over the Dolphins.

Per TruMedia, Tennessee is the only team this century to overcome at least a 14-point deficit in the final three minutes of a game and win in regulation.

Checking in on Will Levis' night

Rookie QB Will Levis completed 23 of 38 passes for 327 yards and one touchdown with an interception for an 86.2 rating.

Titans pull off upset of Dolphins

Harold Landry. Trifecta of sacks for him, the last to win it. Titans blow their chance to move into top-5 range for the next draft. Will Levis doesn't seem to mind.

Derrick Henry gives Titans the lead

The Titans take the lead on a 4-yard touchdown rush by Derrick Henry, his second score of the game.

Henry has now rushed for multiple touchdowns in three straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL.

Three straight games with 18+ PPR points for Derrick Henry

Derrick Henry had a notable fantasy scoring slump in Weeks 10-11, as he posted only 8.4 PPR points in those games, but he’s bounced back in a major way since then, as he has posted 18+ PPR points in his last three games and scored two rushing touchdowns in each of those contests.

Titans take lead late

A couple big mistakes. Not quite enough in the area of self-preservation. But Will Levis is showing tonight why the Titans are going to be building around him.

Betting public not expecting a comeback

Miami is up 27-21 with just over two minutes left and has one of the best defenses in the league, which is why the Dolphins are still listed as a 5.5-point favorite in live in-game betting at BetMGM, but the Titans passing success of late is making it look more and more like Tennessee can pull off the comeback.

Miami’s touchdown equals a win or a push for many bettors

Miami started this game as a 13.5-point favorite and was a 14-point favorite earlier in the week. It looked like Miami was not going to be able to cover this spread, but Raheem Mostert’s second rushing touchdown put the Dolphins up 27-13.

If that score holds up, the 13.5-point spread will be covered and the 14-point spread will be a push, but that all depends on if Miami’s defense shuts the Titans out for just under four more minutes.

Dolphins special teams at work

The Dolphins are in business after recovering this muffed punt.

Former Titans great Frank Wycheck dies at age 52

Frank Wycheck, one of the most popular players in Tennessee Titans history and a key figure in their most important play, has died at age 52.

The Wycheck family put out a statement saying Wycheck fell Saturday at his home in Chattanooga, Tenn., and “was found unresponsive that afternoon.”

Wycheck is survived by two adult daughters, Deanna and Madison, and three grandchildren, Leo, Stevie and August. No funeral arrangements have been announced yet. The family, per his wishes, will work with experts for brain injury and CTE research. He retired at age 32 after suffering several concussions in his career.

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Former Titans great Frank Wycheck dies at age 52


Former Titans great Frank Wycheck dies at age 52

Miami still a favorite at the end of the third quarter

The Miami Dolphins were a 20.5-point favorite earlier in this contest, but with Tennessee up 13-10 headed into the fourth quarter, Miami is listed at -3.5 points in live in-game betting at BetMGM

Titans take lead on FG after reversed TD

The Titans thought they took the lead on a diving touchdown catch by Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, but the play was reversed upon review and Tennessee had to settle for a go-ahead field goal instead.

The Titans’ lead is only 13-10, but keep this in mind: The Dolphins are 1-3 in games they trailed at any point in the fourth quarter this season.

Tyreek Hill is back in the game

It looked like Tyreek Hill was going to miss the rest of this game due to the ankle injury he suffered in the first quarter, but Hill has defied those expectations and is back in the contest.

Tyreek Hill returns

Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill (ankle) has returned to the game.

Tyreek Hill injury update

Tyreek Hill (ankle) has returned to the sideline with a shortage of equipment, so it appears his night is over.

Tyreek Hill update

Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill “wants to give it a go” according to the ESPN broadcast. He is questionable to return with an ankle injury.

Middling fantasy point totals in the first half of both matchups

This has not been a good night for Monday Night Miracles, as the fantasy point totals in the first half of these matchups have been less than stellar.

DeAndre Hopkins is one of the standouts, as his fantastic catch to set up a Titans field goal helped him score 10.2 PPR points.

Saquon Barkley’s touchdown also helped him hit the double-digit point territory, as he has 10.6 PPR points.

No Miami player has as many as eight PPR points, as Jaylen Waddle (7.4), Raheem Mostert (6.3), De’Von Achane (6.2), and Tua Tagovailoa (2.16) have all been held in check by the Titans defense. Tyreek Hill missed most of the first half after suffering an ankle injury and is questionable to return, so he may not add to his 3.3 PPR points.

Jayden Reed didn’t much through the air, but a rushing touchdown vaulted him to 13.4 PPR points.

Nowhere to go but up

We’re at halftime in both games of tonight’s Monday Night Football doubleheader.

The four teams are a combined 6-for-23 (26.1%) on third down with as many turnovers (four) as touchdowns (four).

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