Tennessee Titans VS Indianapolis Colts: A Forgotten Hype


Dec 2, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) drops back to hand off against the Houston Texans during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US Presswire

Amongst the Tennessee Titans struggles and the success found by the Indianapolis Colts, there seems to be a large hype that has been forgotten by nearly everyone. This game marks the first time that the Titans’ QB Jake Locker and Colts’ QB Andrew Luck will meet “on the field of battle.”

A Titans offense that could best described as impotent seems to have stolen all wind from the hype sail. Instead, the Colts are the focus of discussion, having

Dec 2, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) during the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Colts won 35-33. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

had an impressive season for a team that finished last in the NFL last year. How insane is it that they could be making it to the playoffs this year? They deserve the talk, certainly, but come on, who isn’t at least a little excited to see two young QB’s, who could be battling it out in the AFC South for the next decade, face off on Sunday?

Sure, the Titans offense has been bad, but with another week under their belt with the changes that have come under a new OC, the Titans could put up a much better show this week. The fact that the offensive line is in shambles does undercut that idea a bit, but if the Titans are as good at finding decent offensive lineman late in the draft as they like to think they are, it might not be as horrible as people may expect.

As a Titans fan, one has to hope so. It’s been a rough year for all of us, watching the Titans perform far below our expectations. Seeing Jake Locker beat Andrew Luck could be the one really great moment as a fan this year. We’ve been shamed so much by our rivals, having just one thing to rub in their face would be nice.

Especially when it’s the Colts. I mean, how unfair is it? They went right from Peyton Manning to Andrew Luck. We’ve had to wait nearly a decade to find our next Steve McNair. At least now, I think we’ve got him.

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