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Titans vs Colts

Right here’s a take a look at six issues to look at:
 
Mariota Bounce Back
After throwing 4 interceptions final Thursday in opposition to the Steelers, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariotais able to return to motion. He mentioned himself he needs to show the efficiency was a “fluke.” Mariota will face a Colts group he carried out effectively in opposition to again on October 16. Regardless of being restricted with a hamstring harm, Mariota threw for 306 yards and a landing within the first assembly. He’ll goal to bounce again on Sunday in Indy.
Dashing assault
Titans operating again DeMarco Murray stood at his locker this week and did his finest to clarify the inconsistencies within the Titans dashing assault this season. Certain, the numbers aren’t dangerous – the Titans are ranked 12th within the NFL, averaging 117.5 yards per sport. However the Titans haven’t eclipsed the 100-yard mark in six of their 10 video games, and in opposition to the Steelers managed simply 52 yards on the bottom. Some encouraging information: the Titans ran for 168 yards within the first assembly in opposition to the Colts, when Derrick Henry led the way in which with 131.

Get after Brissett
Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been sacked 35 occasions this season, however the Titans bought him to the bottom simply as soon as again within the first assembly. Coming off a three-sack sport of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, the Titans will look to get after Brissett extra on Sunday. On the season, the Titans have simply 17 sacks, led by linebacker Derrick Morgan’s six. Down the stretch, the group needs to disrupt extra video games with sacks.
Maintain T.Y. in examine
The Titans did an incredible job in opposition to Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton within the first assembly. On the season, Hilton has 725 receiving yards and three touchdowns on 36 catches, however he managed only one catch for 19 yards in opposition to the Titans on October 16. Per week after 299 passing yards and 4 touchdowns in opposition to the Steelers, the Titans secondary will look to clamp down within the Colts. However beware: Colts receiver Chester Rogers had a career-high 104 receiving yards and a landing final week.
 
Delanie Walker
Whereas making the rounds within the locker room this week, it was clear tight finish Delanie Walker continues to be upset in regards to the occasions of final Thursday. The Titans had been blown out, after all, however Walker additionally dropped a landing go in that sport. He’s nonetheless not completely satisfied about it. Search for Walker to bounce again in opposition to an Indianapolis group he’s had loads of success in opposition to prior to now. Walker has seven-plus catches in 4 of the final six video games in opposition to Indianapolis.
Finish the streak
The Titans snapped an 11-game dropping streak in opposition to the Colts in October, however there’s nonetheless some unfinished enterprise. Whereas lots of the faces have modified on this sequence, these ugly information stay: the Titans haven’t swept the Colts for the reason that 2002 season, and so they’ve by no means gained a sport at Lucas Oil Stadium. A win on Sunday would change that, however the Titans might want to play effectively in opposition to an Indianapolis group that’s performed its finest soccer of late.
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