Dolphins' four-fold mission

Tuesday, November 4, 2003 at 1:00am

1. Let the defense dictate. The Dolphins' calling card is a defense that features plenty of superstars. Miami must get some pressure on Steve McNair, and could well do so with Pro Bowler Jason Taylor and unheralded Adewale Ogunleye, who already has nine sacks this year, at defensive end.

2. Pick a QB and stick with him. Brian Griese or Jay Fiedler? Dave Wannstedt announced that Griese will get the start against the Titans. The Dolphins are 1-1 with Griese starting for Fiedler, who has a sprained knee. With Griese getting the call Sunday, Wannstedt shouldn't be too quick to change his mind and yank him for the other.

3. Keep seeing red. The Dolphins are one of the better defensive teams in the AFC in the red zone, allowing just five touchdowns in 24 possessions inside their 20. They'll have to be on top of their game in order to keep McNair and the Titans at bay.

4. Get into the Chambers. Chris Chambers has become the go-to guy for Miami this season, leading the club with 31 catches, including six touchdown receptions. The Titans' revamped secondary, which likely gets Samari Rolle back from injury, will have to make sure Chambers is accounted for.

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