Could Marcus Mariota miss multiple games?

The Titans' franchise quarterback could return from a strained hamstring to face the Colts (2-3) on "Monday Night Football" next week at Nissan Stadium, coach Mike Mularkey said Sunday. He disputed a report from NFL Network that Mariota originally was expected to need two to four weeks to recover from an injury he suffered Oct. 1 at Houston.

"You can listen to NFL Network or you can listen to me," Mularkey said after the Titans' 16-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. "When I say day to day, I tell you like it is."

Mariota was expected to be a game-time decision against the Dolphins but was "not real close" to playing, Mularkey said. The game against the Colts will be two weeks from the day Mariota was injured.