Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts: Staff predictions for Week 2
Our staff has made their predictions for the Tennessee Titans’ Week 2 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.
The staff at Titan Sized has made their picks and predictions for the Week 2 game between the Tennessee Titans versus the Indianapolis Colts.
For the Titans’ Week 1 game, our staff was split down the middle, but we have a different story this week. The Colts not having Andrew Luck behind center is a serious downgrade, and our staff is rightfully taking that into consideration.
Staff picks records
Will Lomas (0-1)
Michael Moraitis (1-0)
John Lowell (0-1)
Shaun Calderon (1-0)
Vance Ellis (0-0)
Will Lomas (Co-expert)
The Tennessee Titans have had a tough time beating the Indianapolis Colts over the last two decades… except when they got to play Jacoby Brissett. Look, I know that Quenton Nelson is good and that the Colts have a good coaching staff, but outside of that they are worse at most — if not every — position than the Cleveland Browns.
I’m not saying to expect to win by 30. What I am saying is that the Colts were a pick in the end zone on a nothing-to-lose drive against the Chargers from losing by 15. Not even a fully healthy Chargers either, as LAC was missing their starting linebackers, Derwin James, and don’t have Corey Liuget, who was one of their top run defenders in 2018.
Based off of what we have actually seen so far in the NFL, the Titans should be heavy favorites.
Final score: Titans 28, Colts 17
Michael Moraitis (Co-expert)
I simply don’t get the media’s love affair with Jacoby Brissett. I understand his 5-13 career record has a lot to do with the lackluster team around him in 2017, but really, what has he proven?
Nothing, and aside from a late push in Week 1 against the Chargers, Brissett did not have that good of a game. He simply can’t beat teams on his own, and if not for Marlon Mack exploding last week, the Colts get blown out in LA.
I expect the Titans to keep Mack in check, much like they did Nick Chubb last Sunday. Once that happens, Brissett will once again be exposed as a quarterback who can’t carry his team. Derrick Henry will feast, Marcus Mariota will thrive off play action, and the Titans will get a convincing win over the Colts in Week 2.
Final score: Titans 27, Colts 13
John Lowell (Contributor)
The Tennessee Titans win this game at home on an emotional day for Titans fans. At halftime, the organization will retire the jerseys of quarterback Steve McNair and running back Eddie George.
The energy at Nissan Stadium will be electric, and with the momentum they carry from their Week 1 victory in Cleveland, the Titans should beat an Andrew Luck-less Colts team.
The Colts are not designed to beat the Titans without Luck, and the Titans should be able to finally implement their utopian game plan — playing from ahead and feeding Derrick Henry.
Final score: Titans 24, Colts 17
Shaun Calderon (Contributor)
On Sunday, the Tennessee Titans have a chance to go up two and a half games on a division rival — a rival that they’ve often struggled to beat in years past. The Colts may have a new quarterback under center this year, but they still have a formidable roster all together as they showed last week against the Chargers.
However, as good as the Colts looked last week, The Titans looked great against the hype train from Cleveland in their season opener. The Titans defense had five sacks, three interceptions, one pick-six, and one safety. I expect the Titans to have similar production against a weaker Colts offense.
This Titans team is going to have an unbelievable atmosphere inside Nissan stadium on Sunday as the crowd will be naturally hyped for the home opener, along with the jersey retirements of Titans legends Steve McNair and Eddie George.
I expect Mariota to make a statement to the home fans that doubted him in this one, while the defense does their usual thing.
Final score: Titans 24, Colts 13
Vance Ellis (Contributor)
This will be a very important week for the Tennessee Titans. The division rival Indianapolis Colts are coming to town and it should be a very exciting matchup. Sadly, I am taking the Colts to win this one.
One thing that will be costly to the Titans is Marcus Mariota’s play. Week 1 he was solid, but I don’t see that happening in back-to-back weeks. The edge for Indianapolis is definitely their impressive offensive line, one of the best in the NFL.
Getting pressure on Colts QB Jacoby Brissett will be critical for the Titans, but beating that line is a tall order. It should be an exciting division matchup.
Final score: Colts 27, Titans 20