We are just a day away from kickoff between the Titans (1-2) and the Colts (1-2) and we want to bring you the most coverage up the upcoming matchup. We recently seek out to our FanSided Network’s Indianapolis Colts’ site, NaptownsFinest.com for their insight of the game.
Titan Sized: Both the Titans and Colts are showing struggles this season to win games. What have been the struggles for Indianapolis?
Naptown’s Finest: The schedule has not been kind to the Colts at the beginning of the season. At Denver and home against the Philadelphia offense put a lot of pressure on the defense. Opening the season 0-2 was always very possible. The defense is going to struggle all year, especially with Robert Mathis on IR.
Andrew Luck struggled a bit through those first two games with his accuracy, but was very sharp last week versus the Jaguars. He has to play at an MVP level (which he’s doing) if the Colts are going to make a playoff run.
TS: Andrew Luck seems to have weapons all around him to go to in the air, Tell us about some of those receivers who can make an impact.
NFL Spin Zone
NF: Everyone knows about Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks. Wayne is still trying to find his game after tearing his ACL last season. Nicks has already found the end zone two more times than he did in 2013.
T.Y. Hilton is poised for a big year but has yet to have the explosive plays we’ve come to expect from him. Rookie Donte Moncrief is showing flashes of being a great receiver, but needs to be involved in more plays.
TS: Which player on offense and which on defense should the Titans watch for the most?
NF: On offense, I’d watch for either Ahmad Bradshaw or Dwayne Allen. Bradshaw is on fire and with the Titans porous run defense could put up big numbers Sunday. Allen is a matchup nightmare and has looked better each week, a breakout game is inevitable.
On defense, maybe corner Vontae Davis as he’s probably the Colts best active player. OLB Bjoern Werner is past due for a big game but hasn’t been able to get to the quarterback this season.
TS: What will be the key for Indianapolis to have a chance in beating Tennessee?
NF: Luck playing sharp and the Colts not overly relying on the run game. The offense is at its best when it spreads the defense out and attacks the bad matchups. Stopping the Titans rushing attack will be key too as passing has not been the Titans strength this season.