Dec 9 2012, Indianapolis, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) argues an intentional grounding call during a game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans Lose to Indianapolis Colts Despite Strong First Half


It was a close game between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts, though the first half belonged largely to the Titans. It was a different story after halftime when the Colts came out and turned things around, eventually turning the score around and beating the Titans 27-23.

The Titans defense harassed the Colts better than they have any team this season, during the first half of the game. The second half saw them getting carved up by all of the Colts running backs.

Penalties were also a big problem, costing the Titans over 90 yards throughout the game, most of which came, once again, in the second half.

The Titans offense was once again a problem, though the first half was fairly good, having Locker pass for over 200 yards and Kenny Britt with over 100 yards receiving. It was, I can’t believe I have to say it again, the second half that they seemed to step off a cliff. Locker became sloppy with the ball throwing two interceptions, one being at the Titans own one and being returned for the quick TD. His last interception came while trying to rally the Titans on what would be their second to last drive.

While the Titans showed up to play in the first half, the Colts really took control in the second and left the Titans in their dust. It was a good performance by a Colts team who has had an amazing turn around and another lesson for a young Titans team who continues to disappoint fans after barely missing the playoffs last year.

It was certainly hard to watch a a Titans fan. One has to hope Locker looks over that tape and learns from those mistakes. This one should have been the Titans.

Luck 1 – Locker 0

 

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  • Modesto Koczwara

    This is absolutely sad. I knew they were going to lose in the second half since they practically blitzed on every play on D!

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Locker’s two picks and the 9 penalties are the combo that killed this team yesterday. Defense can only do so much.

      • Modesto Koczwara

        I agree somewhat, but when you blitz on every down that is a recipe for disaster. Although, I must admit I turned off the game when I saw the Titans do that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chase.maher Chase Maher

    Mad depressing…

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Frustrating too… Should have had that game, as well as a few others…