Dec 9 2012, Indianapolis, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeated Tennessee 27-23. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts: Reaction

A hot start and a 20-7 lead over the Indianapolis Colts at half, wasn’t enough for a win Sunday. The Tennessee Titans fell to the Colts 23-27 and move to (4-9) on the season, while Andrew Luck and the Colts move to (9-4).

The Tennessee Titans once again got our hopes up, only to eventually soil themselves sometime during halftime, and fall completely flat on their face in the second half and score a measly three points. Jake Locker and Kenny Britt came out especially hot against the Colts, Locker passing for over 200 yds and Britt accumulating 100 yds receiving in the first half. The defense was pressure Andrew Luck, and forcing turnovers. Luck threw two interceptions in the first half, one for pick six to Will Weatherspoon, and Luck was lucky that it wasn’t three, however Michael Griffin continued to let all of Titan nation down with another missed opportunity.

Then came the second half. Locker looked like a different quarterback, making multiple errant throws and decisions. The interception for a touchdown that was thrown on the Titans two yard line was absolutely unacceptable, and a game killer. With Locker struggling it would have been nice to lean on Chris Johnson, but he was a non-factor all game, the fact that there was one starter on the line, Michael Roos, played a big part in the lack of run game.

This Titans offense has to learn how to finish drives and score touchdowns. The Titans as a team need to learn how to close games out as well. Look back to when the Titans first played the Colts, they weren’t able to close the Colts out either in that game, and they came back and won in  OT. That game was a pivotal point in the Titans season. Both teams had records of (3-4), now the Colts lead the division, and the Titans are fighting for third place.


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