AFC South Week 1 Recap: Titan Sized Spies Texans, Colts & Jaguars

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Indianapolis Colts (1-0) 21, Oakland Raiders 17

AFC South Week 1 Review: Titan Sized Spies Texans, Colts & Jaguars

Sep 8, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) runs off the field after the game against the Oakland Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts won 21-17. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

How many survivor pools were almost ruined with this game? If you’re a Titans enthusiast, then you would’ve gladly sacrificed your pool to see the Colts drop a home game to a potential cellar dweller. Almost doesn’t count though—the Colts held off the Raiders for a 21-17 victory.

Andrew Luck started his sophomore campaign strong with an 18-of-23 performance. Luck had 178 yards with two touchdowns. Safeties LaRon Landry and Antoine Bethea combined for 26 tackles with two pass deflections. The Colts were minutes away from losing this game before Luck scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 19-yard run with 5:20 left.

Could the Titans exploit the Colts defense with Jake Locker? Terrelle Pryor had 13 carries for 122 yards. Although Locker isn’t as much of a runner, he has the speed to make plays against the Chuck Pagano defense. Expect Shonn Greene to play a huge role in any potential matchup.

Check out an in-depth review of that game from Naptown’s Finest editor Evan Massey, here.

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