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Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts Pick & Prediction, Sun Oct 31 01:00 PM

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TV: CBS
Logo Tennessee Titans
VS
Logo Indianapolis Colts
50
OPENNER
-3.5

49o -110
CURRENT
-3 -110

+140
MONEYLINE
-160

34
SCORE
31

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It’s an AFC South showdown between the two top teams. The Tennessee Titans head to Indianapolis for their second game of the year. In their first meeting, the Titans won the game 25-16. This second game could be tougher for the Titans though, especially because the Colts are on a roll. Can the Titans sweep the Colts in this Sunday morning matchup?

The Indianapolis Colts have won two straight games after their loss to the Ravens. After beating the Texans and the 49ers, the Colts prepare to take on the Titans. Tennessee isn’t an easy team to beat though, and many have tried. Slowing down the freight train, Derrick Henry is something every defense struggles with. The question is can the Colts shut him down on Sunday?

Titans vs. Colts Point Spread, Total and Money Line Odds

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Titans (-122) vs. Colts (+102)

SPREAD: Titans +1.5 (-110) vs. Colts +1.5 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 49 (-110) vs. Under 49 (-110)

Titans vs. Colts Betting Preview for NFL Week 8

The Titans have yet again found a way to be one of the most dominant forces in the NFL. Derrick Henry is only a mere 131 yards away from rushing for 1,000 yards already. We’re only in Week 8 and Henry is terrorizing opposing defenses each week. The best part is that the rest of the offense is getting in on it too. Ryan Tannehill even scored a rushing touchdown last week.

The Colts’ defense is slightly tougher to rush against than the Chiefs though. Tennessee will likely need to rely on their passing just a little more. This shouldn’t be too big of a problem because Julio Jones should be returning. If the Titans get the passing game going, the Colts will have no chance to stop Derrick Henry.

Heading into this game, the Colts need to understand that the end goal for the Titans is running the ball. If they rush heavy early on to stop the run, Tennessee will just beat them in the second half. The good news for the Colts is that they’ve seen this happen plenty of times. In nearly every game for the Titans, the plan remains the same.

On the offensive side of the ball, the Colts need to take advantage of the Titans’ secondary. They have a lot of injuries to defensive backs that the Colts can exploit. Using Michael Pittman Jr. to stretch the defense will definitely help them out. If they can turn this into a shootout, Derrick Henry will become a non-factor.

Titans vs. Colts Prediction

Titans 28 - Colts 24

It’s hard to think of a team that can beat the Titans right now. They just finished with an incredible win over the Chiefs and their running game is impeccable. The only question is whether they can successfully stick to the game plan. They did so against the Bills and Chiefs, so we can’t doubt them here.

The Colts’ problem is that they have no answer for Derrick Henry. Even if he’s shut down early in the game, he just gets better as the game goes on. For the Titans to lose it takes an incredibly strong rushing defense. The Colts allow an average of 111 yards rushing per game, this falls right into Tennessee’s plans.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Titans average 34:08 minutes of the time of possession.

2. In their last three meetings, the Tennessee Titans are 2-1.

3. The Tennessee Titans are 5-1 ATS in their last six games.

Best Bet: Tennessee Titans -1.5

PREDICTION
Tennessee Titans
24
27
Indianapolis Colts

Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts Recap OCT 31TH 2021

Randy Bullock converted a 44-yard field goal with 4:03 left in overtime Sunday, lifting the Tennessee Titans to a 34-31 win over the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis.

Bullock's kick came four plays after Kevin Byard intercepted Carson Wentz and returned it to the Colts' 32 with 5:48 remaining. Bullock's second game-winner of the year improved Tennessee to 6-2 and gave it a three-game lead over the Colts (3-5) in the AFC South, plus the tiebreaker of a season sweep.

Wentz completed 27 of 51 passes for 231 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. His first interception in 213 passes occurred with 1:26 remaining in regulation as he tried to avoid a safety and threw a left-handed pass that Elijah Molden grabbed and returned two yards for a score.

But Indianapolis forced overtime when Jonathan Taylor scored on a 1-yard run with 22 seconds left in regulation, one play after Tennessee committed a 42-yard pass interference penalty in the end zone.

Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill hit on 23 of 33 passes for 265 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry was held to 68 yards on 28 carries.

Indianapolis nearly buried Tennessee in the first quarter. It started the game with a 14-play, 82-yard drive that Wentz capped with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Pittman. Then the duo connected again from the 7, one play after Tannehill tossed an interception.

But the Titans found traction after their defense came up with a fourth-down stop at their 46 late in the first. A 60-yard drive ended with Tannehill's 6-yard scoring strike to Geoff Swaim at the 12:07 mark of the second quarter.

Another Tannehill interception set up the tying Tennessee score. That's because Tyquan Lewis fumbled at the end of the return and tight end Anthony Firkser recovered. On the next play, a short pass to A.J. Brown turned into a 57-yard touchdown as he made a man miss and raced down the right side.

The Colts regained the lead on the half's last play as Michael Badgley converted a 34-yard field goal.

The teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter before Bullock nailed a 46-yard field goal to tie the game at 24-24 early in the fourth.

--Field Level Media

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