Here’s a rundown of what we can expect from the Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans in our Thursday Night NFL Preview!
Overview of the Colts
QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 227 yards last week. Has 3 TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Ten. with 2 TD passes, 0 INTs & 105+ rating. Has 17 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 109 rating in 9 career games vs. Ten. Needs 4 passing yards to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (61,361) for 5th-most all-time. RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) rushed for TD last week. Has 70+ scrim. yards in 3 of 4 road games this season. Has 4 rush TDs, tied 3rd-most among rookies. RB NYHEIM HINES rushed for TD in the last meeting. Has a rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. WR T.Y. HILTON had TD catch in last road meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ten. WR ZACH PASCAL had 5 catches for 55 yards in Week 9. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Set career-highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (109) in last meeting. Rookie WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had career-high 56 rec. yards last week. WR MARCUS JOHNSON had 55 rec. yards in the last meeting.
LB DARIUS LEONARD led the team with season-high 15 tackles & had TFL & FR last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had 12 tackles & 2 sacks in the last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Ten with sack. Has 4 sacks, 2 INTs & FF in 4 career games vs. Ten. LB BOBBY OKEREKE had 9 tackles & FR last week. Had sack & FF in last meeting. LB ANTHONY WALKER had FF in last meeting. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 5 tackles & 1st FF of the season in Week Aims for his 3rd in row on TNF with sack. DE DENICO AUTRY aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 3 sacks & FF in his past 2 vs. Ten. DE AL-QUADIN MUHAMMAD had sack last week.
Overview of the Titans
QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 158 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104.9 rating last week, his 16th game with 2+ TD passes since 2019, 2nd-most in NFL (RUSSELL WILSON – 18). Aims for his 6th in row with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131.2 rating in the last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 115+ rating. Has 19 TDs (18 pass, 1 rush) vs. 1 INT for 125.6 rating in his past 6 at home. RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 68 yards last week. Has 8 rush TDs in his past 6. Rushed for 149 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with rush TD. Has 559 scrimmage yards (186.3 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. division. Has 5 rush TDs in his past 2 on TNF. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 843 rush yards & tied-3rd with 8 rush TDs. WR A.J. BROWN had 4 catches for 101 yards & TD last week. Aims for 6th in row with rec. TD. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past TE JONNU SMITH had TD catch in Week 9. Aims for 3rd in a row in primetime with rec. TD. Ties for the lead among TEs with 6 rec. TDs.
LB JAYON BROWN had 10 tackles, sack, FF & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Ind. with PD. LB HAROLD LANDRY had sack & PD in Week 9. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Ind. with sack. DE JEFFERY SIMMONS had FF, FR & PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD. DB DESMOND KING had 63-yard FR-TD last week in Ten. debut. S KEVIN BYARD aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had INT in last meeting.
What Do I Expect
The Colts (5-3) are entering this Week 10 matchup after a disappointing loss against the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens defense was just too strong in comparison. The Colts were unable to score in the second half. The Titans (6-2) are currently leading the AFC Southern Division. After two consecutive losses against Pittsburgh and Cincinnati, they pulled a 24-17 win against the Chicago Bears last week. This victory put the Titans in first in the AFC South.
I expect the Titans to win this convincingly. The Colts defence was off to a red hot start but they’ve come back down to earth more recently and Jonnu Smith needs to get me some fantasy points so. No, but seriously, the Titans have a ton of offensive firepower and the Colts just lack that oomph factor to really kick them into a higher gear. You could place that on Rivers who seems have had all of his athleticism sapped away but these are two teams who should provide some adequate Thursday night entertainment.
That wraps up this Thursday night preview for the Colts and Titans, give me any suggestions for things you want to see in future previews, what you think of my opinions and what you think of this game in the comments!
Can’t leave you without a prediction that’ll be horrifically wrong: Colts 20 – 31 Titans
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