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Tennessee's challenge now proving defensive performance in Miami preview of coming attractions

The Tennessee Titans went from being on record pace for most points allowed in an NFL season to stifling the Miami Dolphins with their best defensive performance in nearly a year.

Now they must prove that was no fluke.

The Titans had allowed at least 30 points in seven of their first nine games and an average of 34.2 points, which put them on target to pass the 511 points allowed by the Baltimore Colts in 1981. After a 37-3 win in Miami, they still remain on pace for allowing the most points in franchise history.

Defensive back Jason McCourty hopes a light bulb clicked on and stays on for the rest of the season for the Titans (4-6), who visit Jacksonville (1-9) on Sunday.

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