Titans still have playoff hopes and will look to win out the rest of the season starting with a win in Indianapolis on Sunday. The Titans are 7-6 and just fell short of upsetting the Saints last weekend in Nashville. The Titans basically have to win out the last three games of the season, which is a very doable feat, in order to make the playoffs. Their biggest challenge will come during the final game of the regular season when they face the division champions, the Houston Texans, in Houston. The Titans are just taking it a game at a time though, and that leads us to the Colts.
The Titans should stomp the Colts on Sunday with great ease. That doesn’t mean they will.
The Colts sport two of the leagues most dangerous ends in Mathis and Freeney. With a gimpy Hasselbeck that might cause a bit of disruption for a Titans passing game that has really fallen off of late. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Jake Locker make an appearance in this game. Hasselbeck has quite the history of injuries and I can easily see him aggravating his calf injury, giving way to Jake Locker taking over for the second consecutive game.
The Titans defense has been playing great ball since McCarthy has taken over the MLB position with the injury to Barrett Ruud. Their biggest problem has been stopping opposing teams run game. The Titans have probably spent most of the week focusing on stopping the run game as the Colts are hardly frightening with Orlovsky behind center. The Titans defense will basically be back to full health with McCourty returning from his concussion which should make it that much easier for them to call blitzes in an effort to limit the run game and force turnovers.
Titans 35 – Colts 14
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