Gase pointed out Tannehill perfectly dropped the pass to the hash 47 yards downfield, and Stills did the rest by catching the ball despite tight coverage and running into the end zone from there.
"Just couldn't feel my fingers", Mariota said.
The first delay lasted almost two hours and occurred with 1:11 left in the second quarter.
The Miami Dolphins overcame two weather delays to win the longest American Football game since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger in their season opener on Sunday (Monday NZ time).
We will have to see if Mariota goes back in again, or if Tennessee leaves this one in the hands of its backup Gabbert.
Lightning forced two delays of about two hours each Sunday, and it took Miami more than seven hours to complete a 27-20 victory. The 98-yard drive was Miami's longest since 1989. That game lasted five hours, 16 minutes. The touchdown toss was Tannehill's first since the 2016 season, due to multiple season-ending injuries over his previous two campaigns.
On Mariota's first interception of the game, picked by the Dolphins' Reshad Jones, Titans left tackle Taylor Lewan also was hurt when Dolphins defensive lineman Andre Branch hit Lewan hard during the return. The teams went to the locker room during the delay and stayed on the field for halftime, which was shortened to 3½ minutes. But we have to give special praise to the fans who remained. "And I'm going, 'We're playing a game.' I think it was 5 o'clock".
The Dolphins had stellar contributions from Jones (two interceptions), Stills (two touchdown catches) and Frank Gore (61 yards in nine carries). Lewan was removed from the game following the play.
Walker had four receptions for 52 yards before leaving.