NFL Capsule: Titans at Dolphins

NFL Capsule: Titans at Dolphins

TENNESSEE (3-6) At MIAMI (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 3-6; Miami 4-4

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 18-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 29; Dolphins No. 15

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Titans 29-17, Nov. 14, 2010

LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Bears, 51-20; Dolphins lost at Colts, 23-20





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dolphins allowed Indianapolis to convert 13 of 19 third-down situations last week, but still rank third in league in that category, with opponents converting only 33 percent. Tennessee ranks second-worst at 45 percent. ... In two games against Titans, Brian Hartline has seven catches for 194 yards, average of 27.7 per reception. ... Dolphins haven't allowed 100-yard rusher in 22 consecutive games. Chris Johnson has run for more than 100 yards both times he has faced them, most recently November 2010. ... Over past six games, Johnson has rushed for 691 yards, second in NFL only to 727 yards by Minnesota's Adrian Peterson. ... Coming off 51-20 loss to Bears, Tennessee has allowed 308 points, most in NFL by far. ... They've been outscored by an average of 14 points per game, last in league. ... Titans have allowed 20 passing touchdowns, tied for most in league. ... Opposing quarterbacks have rating of 108.4, highest in league. ... Tennessee allowing 142 yards rushing per game, third worst. ... Titans off next week. It's latest bye they've ever had. ... Miami's Ryan Tannehill has thrown 98 consecutive passes without interception. ... Tannehill has thrown only five scoring passes, which ranks 32nd in league. ... Dolphins have 11 rushing touchdowns, one less than the NFL high. ... Miami's Brandon Fields leads league with punting average of 51.6 yards. ... Dolphins at home for first time since Oct. 14.


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The curious case of Alex Smith and the NFL Top 100 list

The curious case of Alex Smith and the NFL Top 100 list

Every offseason the NFL Network polls a number of current players to determine the Top 100 stars in the league.

It's a fun discussion topic during an otherwise slow time in the football calendar, and while the rankings carry no official meaning, it would be silly to dismiss the process altogether. After all, these are players voting for their fellow players. 

Over the last few seasons, the Redskins have seen a various number of their players make the list. Trent Williams is a mainstay, Jordan Reed made an appearance, and while he was playing in Washington, QB Kirk Cousins made the list. 

For example, in 2017, Cousins ranked 70th on the NFL Top 100. That same season, while quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, Smith came in at 81 on the list. 

Now Redskins QB, there is a bit of a mystery surrounding Smith.

The NFL has revealed numbers 100 to 11, and Smith hasn't made the list. Cousins, now a Viking, landed 94th, the first QB on the list.

Another 10 QBs have been named to the Top 100: Jimmy Garoppolo (90), Derek Carr (60), Philip Rivers (56), Case Keenum (51), Deshaun Watson (50), Jared Goff (38), Matt Stafford (31), Matt Ryan (29), Ben Roethlisberger (18) and Russell Wilson (11).

Smith had the best statistical season of his career in 2017, and he led the NFL in passer rating. He certainly belongs higher on the Top 100 than a number of the quarterbacks listed above, particularly young players without his track record of success like Keenum, Watson or Goff. 

But does Smith deserve a Top 10 ranking in the NFL?

For Smith to make the list, it will mean a Top 10 ranking. Consider too that Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers and Carson Wentz have not yet landed on the Top 100. All four of those players seem like locks for the Top 10, which will be revealed next Monday night on NFL Network. 

It might seem surprising for Smith to land in the Top 10 of the NFL Top 100, but it would make zero sense for him to be left off the list altogether. 


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Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst


Ravens agree to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst

The Ravens have their entire 2018 draft class locked up.

The team agreed to terms with first-round pick Hayden Hurst, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Hurst's rookie contract - like all first-round picks - is a four-year deal with a team option of a fifth year. According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the 25th overall pick is due $11.1 million. 

The 24-year old, who was a walk on at South Carolina at 21-years old after being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, finished his three-year career with 100 receptions, 1,281 yards and three touchdowns.

Standing at 6-foot-3, Hurst will be a nice addition to the TE corps with Nick Boyle and third-round draft pick Mark Andrews. 

Fellow first-round pick Lamar Jackson signed his rookie contract on June 5th.

Training camp kicks off for the Ravens July 19th.