Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts- 9/28/14
Tennessee Titans (1-2) at Indianapolis Colts (1-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Lucas Oil Stadium)
The Line: Indianapolis Colts -6.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Titans and Colts meet up in Indianapolis on Sunday as these two AFC South division rivals look to reach the .500 mark on the season.
The Tennessee Titans are in a free fall right now after dropping back to back games in pretty convincing fashion and now have to take to the road to face off against one of the leagues better teams who is looking to make amends for an 0-2 start. To add injury to insult the Titans could be without Jake Locker behind centre who continues to battle a right wrist ailment and if he is unable to go the Titans will be forced to start Charlie Whitehurst or Zach Mettenberger, both of which are undesirable options. Tennessee was picked by many to be a dark horse team in the AFC this season and everything was taking shape in their season opening win against the Chiefs but since then they have been quiet and are starting to look like the also rans they were a season ago. The Titans do have some talent in the form of Justin Hunter, Kendall Wright, and Delanie Walker but their run game has let them down so far this year as neither Bishop Sankey nor Shonn Greene has been able to secure the starter’s role and as such they haven’t been able to put up points over the last two weeks. The saving grace for Tennessee has been their defense and while they have given up 50+ points over the last two weeks they have the fifth best D in the league and should be able to keep this one within reason.
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The Colts were dealt a tough blow to start the season as they had to face the Broncos and Eagles in successive weeks and while they were competitive in both matchups they came out on the losing end of each. Indy more than made up for their 0-2 start with an absolute thrashing against the Jags last week and now they return home looking to give the fans at Lucas Oil something to cheer about in another divisional show down against Tennessee. This is still Indy’s division to lose despite the lackluster start and to me they are clearly the class of the AFC South and should very well be in the running come playoff time to reach the Super Bowl as AFC representatives. The running attack led by Ahmad Bradshaw still needs work and wide out Hakeem Nicks needs to prove his worth but ultimately the Colts are a much better team and I think if Locker is out this game gets out of hand. Nonetheless, Locker won’t be at 100% meaning the Titans will go to the ground a bit more which scares me as the Colts should be able to score at will. Take Indy here to cover and take this one by double digits.