The Titans will look to keep the momentum rolling in Week 8 when they travel to face their AFC South rivals, the Colts, in a pivotal game.
Week 7 suggested the only legitimate threat the Tennessee Titans face to dominate the AFC South is the suddenly surging Indianapolis Colts, who suddenly find themselves at 3-4 after knocking off the San Francisco 49ers in a deluge of rain on Sunday Night Football and have won three of their last four contests.
For Tennessee, winners of three straight and coming off a demolishing of the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7, this upcoming road contest against division rivals is a chance to make a statement.
The AFC South belongs to the Titans. No one else.
Fortunately for Tennessee, Indianapolis is awfully shorthanded in the secondary, already without safety Julian Blackmon for the rest of the year and dealing with banged-up cornerbacks, Rock Ya-Sin and Xavier Rhodes.
Perhaps that plays right into wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones.
Titans vs. Colts odds Week 8
Even though the Titans could easily be heavily favored for this matchup, the oddsmakers over at WynnBET actually list head coach Matt Vrabel’s squad as 1.5-point underdogs for this road bout at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Two potential reasons for this. One, Tennessee could have something of a letdown “trap” game after such an impressive victory over Kansas City. Two, home teams are usually given three points anyway, and the Colts have managed to find ways to win as of late.
Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be shocking to see the line move in favor of the Titans as the week moves along.
Tennessee’s moneyline for this bout is +100, while the over/under is 49.5.
Titans vs. Colts prediction Week 8
It might not be surprising to see Brown, Jones and quarterback Ryan Tannehill get off to a slow start, and one has to also take into account the Colts run defense this season, allowing an average of 4.2 yards per carry, is pretty good and might make life difficult on running back Derrick Henry.
At least for a while.
But all Tennessee has to do is what the Niners failed to do last Sunday: go after Indianapolis’ questionable secondary with any sort of regularity. Tannehill was able to do this with relative ease against the Chiefs, and one could make the argument the Colts’ defensive backfield has just as many headaches going on there, too.
If this approach pans out, it wouldn’t be shocking at all to see the Titans come away with yet another victory, pushing their win streak to four games in a row and getting the team out to a division-commanding 6-2 record.
Let’s predict a statement 28-17 victory for Tennessee in this one.