Two difficult teams to figure out will face off in Week 11 in a game that could put one of them in first place or push the other into the playoff conversation.
Tennessee has beaten some good teams this season and comes off a dominant upset win over the New England Patriots. But they also have some terrible losses against lesser teams, making them a true wild card in the playoff picture.
They have had solid, but inconsistent performances on offense and defense. It is enough to know they can beat anybody, but keep many people from betting the college tuition on them.
Should the Texans’ 6-game winning streak come to an end this week, Tennessee could grab a share of first place in the AFC North in coach Mike Vrabel’s inaugural season as head coach.
Indianapolis’ Frank Reich has designs on making the playoffs in his first head coaching campaign, too. With Andrew Luck at the helm running Reich’s innovative offensive schemes, the Colts can’t be taken lightly against any opponent, either.
All Indianapolis has done is overcome injuries to Luck’s top two receivers and the Colts’ only veteran rusher to post four victories and keep them within sight of a wild card position.
Besides Luck’s return from last season’s shoulder injury, Indianapolis’ surprising position in the standings can be contributed to a massive and unexpected improvement in the protection of their star passer.
Low key additions to the roster and a decent draft are helped by Reich’s quick-release offensive strategy. But the bottom line is the most-sacked quarterback in history has remained mostly upright and enjoyed his first career sack-less game in Week 9.
Injuries and notes:
A groin injury put Colts’ defensive end Carroll Phillips on the injured reserve this week.
The team list backup tight ends Eric Swoope and Ryan Hewitt as questionable, but they are expected to play Sunday, along with several defensive players also listed as questionable.
Titans’ wide receiver Taywan Taylor is questionable after injuring his foot against the Patriots.
Right Tackle Jack Conklin is in the concussion protocol and linebacker Derick Morgan is dealing with a shoulder injury.
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Who will win the Colts-Titans game?
Indianapolis needed a late turnover to capture their third straight victory against a desperate Jaguars team coming off a bye. They beat the Bills and the Raiders before that, giving up 28 points to Jon Gruden’s team.
Tennessee will provide a bigger test than any of the Colts’ last three opponents. Unless, of course, they revert to playing a letdown game after their big win of Week 10.
Final score: Colts 31, Titans 28