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Titans-Dolphins game still scheduled to be played in Miami despite hurricane

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NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The NFL is still planning on holding the Titans game against the Dolphins in Miami.

Officials could decide to change things because of Hurricane Matthew, but as of right now, the Titans will fly to Miami on Saturday.

The Dolphins sent out a tweet Friday morning saying the game will be played at Hard Rock Stadium at 1 p.m. Sunday.

The Titans have put plans in place in case the game is moved from Miami to Nashville or another city.

Earlier in the week, head coach Mike Mularkey said he has family in Fort Lauderdale that he's concerned about.

"They're evacuating all the way through Jacksonville, so it's gotta be a big one to be doing that," Mularkey said.

Wide receiver Rishard Matthews, who just spent four seasons playing for the Dolphins, also has friends and family in the area.

"My girlfriend and her family's from West Palm, so hopefully everything is going to be OK," Matthews said. "I just pray and hope everybody is safe after everything passes by."

As for the players, they said that they don't care where they play and that they first and foremost care about the safety of the people in Florida.

"I don't care, man. We could go to Amsterdam; I don't really care where we play, I just wanna play ball. I'll be wherever I need to be on Sunday, and I'll be in the position I need to be at, and I will play as hard as I possibly can," said tackle Taylor Lewan.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota said Mularkey addressed the team about the possibility that the game could be moved.

"Whatever happens, happens, and we'll be prepared for that," Mariota said.

Back in 2004, the Titans game in Miami was moved up one day to avoid Hurricane Ivan, which was bearing down in the area. The Titans won that game 17-7.

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