NFL Power Rankings - Week 5: Several teams making a jump

NFL Power Rankings - Week 5: Several teams making a jump

It wasn't the prettiest of games but the Miami Dolphins will certainly take it. Here are three bold predictions for the game. They rank last in the National Football League in points (8.3) and yards (249) per game, yards per play (4.2) and third-down conversion (21 percent).

The Titans are expected to start Matt Cassel at quarterback in place of an injured Marcus Mariota for their Week 5 game Sunday at the Dolphins, ESPN reports. My guess is he'll play and as long as he doesn't tweak anything. Cassel led a 48-28 victory, going 30 of 43 for 415 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Name SearchWatch Service' Corey Davis and safety Johnathan Cyprien, who are both still out of the lineup. Demarco Murray was held out of practice a couple of days, but that could be more to do with his workload and age. Meanwhile, the Titans were absolutely helpless to stop the Texans a week ago. Although it's too early for the Dolphins to push the panic button, Salguero wanted some urgency from the team's designated playmakers to do the jobs.

Since going 4 for 4 on field goals to begin the season against the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, the 11-year pro has missed five of seven attempts, plus an extra point the past two games. Loud chants of "We Want Moore" have gone up during two straight possessions (the backup is Matt Moore.) Cutler disgustedly threw a screen pass down in the ground at the end of one possession, and then followed it up with an terrible interception right after the chanting in another.

The problem is, over the last two weeks the Miami offense has produced a total of six points. Another poor game from Cutler could prove them to be correct.

The Dolphins (1-2) are reeling after a 20-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 4. A win against the Dolphins would help fix it. Reese said. "Brandon Weeden comes in here and knows what he has to do is he has to conform exactly to whatever it is they want".

After pulling off a nice, come from behind, win in his first outing with the Fins, Jay Cutler has hit a solid, brick wall. Cassel completed 16 of his 26 pass attempts for 150 yards and one touchdown.

The 6-foot-1 Tankersley supplanted veteran Byron Maxwell, who might be back in the starting lineup this week because Xavien Howard is nursing a shoulder injury.

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