TV Schedule: Thursday, Nov. 14, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network
Stadium: LP Field
Weather: High 54, Low 36
Line: Indianapolis (-3)
After a tough loss to the St. Louis Rams in which they were blown out at home, the Indianapolis Colts look to regroup and come together to try and forget what had happened in week 10. Andrew Luck did not have a great game as the Colts scored just eight points in the rout. Luck, however, has been more than solid this season in his second year, accounting for 2,1198 yards and 14 touchdowns with T.Y. Hilton emerging as the top receiver in Reggie Wayne‘s absence. Hilton has racked up 663 yards and five touchdowns — both team-highs — this season and looks to be one of the best young wide outs in the league. Since the trade, Trent Richardson has not been what the Colts had expected him to be. He has rushed for 250 yards and just two touchdowns this season on just 2.8 yards per carry.
It was also a tough week for the Tennessee Titans in week 10 as they fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team their first win of the season — something that no one saw coming. Jake Locker was injured in the loss, adding insult to injury after a tough defeat. Ryan Fitzpatrick looks to take over at quarterback for the remainder of the season and will have his hands full trying to lead the 4-5 Titans to a playoff appearance. Kendall Wright has stepped into the role of top wide out, catching 50 passes for 580 yards and a touchdown while Nate Washington is a close second with 29 catches for 468 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Johnson has come on as of late, racking up 546 yards and two touchdowns on the season while rushing for over 100 yards for the first time on the season a couple weeks ago.
Defensively, the Colts have not been as solid of a group as they would like to have been this season. Ranking 22nd in the league in total yards allowed, the Colts have been worse in run defense than pass defense, ranking 26th in the league in rushing yards allowed. Tennessee ranks in the top-10 in most major defensive categories. Ranking 10th in points allowed and ninth in total yards allowed, the Titans have a solid defense. However, the Titans rank 21st in rushing yards allowed per game.
PREDICTION: Colts 27, Titans 20