By Karen Christensen // @ksc47
Colts 38 – Titans 10
The thrill of victory from last week’s win is totally forgotten after this bomb of a game by Tennessee.
The Titans started out slow and only showed any signs of life at the end of the fourth quarter. That’s when wide receiver Tajae Sharpe got the only Tennessee touchdown of the game with 1:49 left to play.
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota never looked confident in this game, and in fact, he threw several interceptions in the first half and was sacked four times. Mariota ended up having to leave by end of the first half with what ended up being a right elbow injury.
On the other hand, the Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was not sacked at all this game, in fact, was not even hit by the Titans.
The score at halftime was Colts 24, Titans 3. The Titans only score was a field goal by kicker Ryan Succop during the first quarter.
Titans’ back up quarterback Blaine Gabbert started out the second half by looking directly at Colts linebacker (Darius Leonard) and tossing the ball right into his hands. Seriously. Gabbert did not light the fire for his teammates with that mistake. By the end of the third quarter, the score was 31-3.
The Colts outplayed the Titans in every possible way and Luck was having an easy time of it. His o-line was definitely doing their job. Except for this one little bit of a mishap by Luck.
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 18, 2018
Luck isn’t as good of a wide receiver as he is a quarterback.
It was announced at halftime by Tennessee that the defensive coordinator Dean Pees had a medical problem and that he was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated. Head coach Mike Vrabel had taken over defensive play calls for the Titans. Seeing as last season Vrabel handled the defensive calls for his old team the Houston Texans, this shouldn’t have been too hard of a task. But from the looks of the Titans defense this game, it was too much.
The Tennessee Titans are now 5-5, back to being at 50%. Their next game will be November 26 in Houston against the Texans for Monday Night Football. The Titans really cannot stand to lose another divisional game if they want to make it to the playoffs.
The team’s quarterback has re-injured his elbow and the health of the defensive coordinator is in question. Tennessee needs another football miracle to make anything out of this 2018 season.
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