Indianapolis Colts Game Recap: Week 6 at Tennessee Titans
The Colts got off to a hot start for the third straight week, but they couldn’t close it out in the second half as they fell to the Titans 36-22.
Indianapolis held a 15-10 lead at halftime against the Seahawks, were leading 16-6 after three quarters against the 49ers, and lead 13-9 against the Titans at halftime of tonight’s game. However, they needed an overtime win over San Francisco to avoid going 0-3 in those games.
The Colts came into tonight with an opportunity to move into a tie for first place in the AFC South, but will now be alone in last place after tonight’s loss in Tennessee.
Jacoby Brissett had a solid performance again tonight with 212 yards passing and a touchdown, but he came up inches short on a fourth-and-short play that ended up deciding the game.
The Colts bottled up the Titans’ running game for most of the game before allowing a 72-yard touchdown run after the game had already been decided. Without that long run, the Titans managed less than 3 yards per carry.
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The pass defense really struggled in the second half and gave up a 53-yard touchdown pass that put the Titans up for good 29-22. The Colts gave up 9.2 yards per pass play, and they have a lot of work to do in that area moving forward.
On the bright side, John Simon had a heck of a night as he returned a Marcus Mariota interception for a touchdown and added a sack brining his season total to 3.
The Colts need to figure out how to show up in the second half of games this season if they want to keep pace in a division that currently doesn’t have a single team over .500.