Thursday Night Football Preview: Colts vs Titans
By Matthew Wieselthier
It took a while, but we finally have a seriously important Thursday Night Football Game. This week, the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) visit the Tennessee Titans (4-5) in a crucial AFC South matchup.
Since beating the previously undefeated Denver Broncos in Week 7, the Colts haven’t looked the same, escaping Houston with a comeback win versus the Texans in Week 9 and getting demolished at home by the St. Louis Rams. The Colts look to expand the running game with Trent Richardson and Donald Brown, but in the end this team relies on their QB, Andrew Luck. Luck has been sacked 7 times in the past two games and has been running for his life all season with his pocket collapsing. He has also had a great deal of issues since losing his favorite WR Reggie Wayne to a season-ending ACL injury.
The Titans are right on the outside of the playoff picture in the AFC at the moment. Their big issue has been the health of their quarterback. A 3-1 start to the season with QB Jake Locker is just a thing of the past. Locker has been on and off the bench with injuries and his replacement, former Bills starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, has not been a suitable replacement. The team does have one offensive thing to be happy with, and that comes in the revival of their star RB Chris Johnson, who has started to come back to life this season.
Both teams are in need for a win. The Titans to stay in the AFC Wild Card Race and the Colts to raise their confidence back up since their upset of the Broncos. The Colts will leave the Volunteer State with a victory in this AFC South matchup, 27-17.
Matthew Wieselthier is the Sports Director at WPOB 88.5 FM, Plainview. He is also the PA announcer at all sporting events at POBJFKHS. You can follow him on twitter at @wieselsports66.