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Dolphins everyone expected show up first half in Tennessee

NASHVILLE -- The Miami Dolphins everyone expected to see this season -- a team with a pass rush, a team with a running game, a team with an attacking defense -- has shown up here this afternoon against the Tennessee Titans.

The Dolphins took the opening kickoff and marched for a touchdown. It was their first first-quarter touchdown and lead of the season.

The team got that score on a Jarvis Landry 22-yard run. That was the first rushing touchdown of the season for the Dolphins but Lamar Miller would add another. And for Miller, it was a fine half, as he gained 99 yards on 13 carries.

Miami leads, 17-3.

Miller had been average 11 carries per game before Sunday.

On defense, the Dolphins got four sacks of quarterback Marcus Mariota -- from Cameron Wake alone.

Wake, who hadn't had a sack all season, was dominant. Olivier Vernon also had a sack.

This team is playing with passion, with life. It started fast.

In other words, it has been doing everything it failed to do in four previous games. So far.