Indianapolis Colts rally late to defeat Tennessee Titans, 34-26
The Indianapolis Colts saw a lead disappear and needed another fourth quarter comeback but managed to defeat the Tennessee Titans 34-26 Sunday afternoon.
The Colts needed Andrew Luck heroics and a big defensive play late, but managed to find a way to win in Tennessee. The Colts saw an 11 point lead evaporate on Sunday afternoon, the second time a double-digit lead fell apart in as many weeks. But down three, Luck led a go-ahead touchdown drive ending with a pass to tight end Jack Doyle.
The Titans had just under two minutes to try and take the lead. Marcus Mariota dropped back only to have T.Y. McGill smack the ball out of his hands. Robert Mathis scooped it up and returned it for a touchdown, sealing victory for the Colts. The Titans would go on to score a field goal, but
The biggest surprise of the afternoon was the Colts offense, which was decimated by injuries. Monster games from T.Y. Hilton and Doyle helped carry the team in this win. Hilton finished with seven receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown . Doyle had nine receptions for 78 yards and the go-ahead touchdown.
Adam Vinatieri broke the record for most consecutive field goals in a row that was previously held by former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt. The new record currently sits at 43, which is ironically Vinatieri’s age.
The Colts still have plenty of issues and this win doesn’t do much to cover them up either. They managed to find a way to win against a team that was begging to let them do so and this should have been a blowout win.
The Colts notched their first AFC South win of the season and extended their win streak over the Titans to 10 straight.
Up next, the Colts host the Kansas City Chiefs on October 30th.