Tennessee Titans @Indianapolis Colts Match Preview
Titans by 1-6 · November 29 2020 - 8:20 pm · Lucas Oil Stadium
The Colts welcome the Tennessee Titans to Indianapolis on Sunday for a repeat of the game that took place in Nashville just two weeks ago. That day, the Colts ended up winning 34-17 after trailing 17-13 at half time. Tennessee will be looking for revenge for that reverse, especially as the two teams are locked together with 7-3 records at the top of the AFC South. Sunday’s game could go a long way towards defining these teams’ seasons, so fans should be treated to something of a spectacle.
Outcome is Crucial to AFC South
The two teams will be feeling confident ahead of this game, as they both head into this clash on the back of victories last weekend. They also both came from behind to secure their wins. The Colts trailed Green Bay Packers by 14 points at half time, but ended up winning 34-31 after overtime. The Titans were trailing the Baltimore Ravens by four points at the halfway point before coming back to win. They also needed overtime for their 30-24 victory.
It was a Derrick Henry 29-yard carry that secured that victory. The Titans running back ran for 103 yards against the Colts in their last meeting, which was an average outing for him, but he was still the only player to run for 100 yards or more against Indianapolis this season. The Colts will need to stop Henry if they want to win on Sunday.
The Colts carry plenty of offensive threats of their own. Quarterback Phillip Rivers has completed 239 of 349 passes this season for 2,683 yards and 14 touchdowns. He has been intercepted eight times and sacked nine times. But Titans QB Ryan Tannehill is arguably in stronger form. Tannehill has completed 204 of 312 passes, for 2,387 yards and 22 touchdowns. He has thrown just four interceptions and been sacked 11 times. The outcome of the game could depend on which of those two performs better. The Colts are strong against the pass, though, having intercepted opposing QBs 12 times, the third most in the NFL. The Titans have committed just five turnovers all season, an impressive stat.
Whoever wins this game gains a crucial edge in the battle to lead the AFC South. A Colts win means they sweep the season series. A Titans win puts the Colts in a tricky position, though, due to tiebreakers involving other potential teams.
Our Pick: Titans to win by 1-6
Our tip for this game is that the Titans will gain that crucial edge in the AFC South by picking up a narrow victory. We’re backing Derrick Henry to have one of his outstanding performances and lead his team to a close win. That will give Tennessee the advantage when it comes to winning the AFC South and heading into the play-offs in a strong position. Odds of +430 at 888Sport on that outcome also look very tempting to us, given the recent form of the two teams.
Our pick: Titans to win by 1-6 @ +430 with 888Sport