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Titans 37, Dolphins 3

CCC grad's return sparks Titans rout

MIAMI — Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy rose slowly after a violent hit and wobbled as he left the field. Three plays later he was back in the game and in the end zone, celebrating a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown.

McCarthy, a former Clearwater Central Catholic and Miami Hurricanes star, and his team's embattled defense bounced back with four takeaways leading to 20 points in a rout of the Dolphins.

"I just needed to settle down a little bit," McCarthy said of returning after tweaking his ankle. "I got turned a little bit. I just had to take a couple plays off, but I got back in there."

The Titans came in on pace to set an NFL record for points allowed in a season, but they picked off Ryan Tannehill three times and recovered a fumble by Reggie Bush to set up a touchdown.

Akeem Ayers deflected a throw to McCarthy, who sprinted along the sideline to score for a 21-0 lead.


Titans 37, Dolphins 3 11/11/12 [Last modified: Sunday, November 11, 2012 11:02pm]
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