It all comes down to this. This is a win or go home game for the Colts. A win puts them in the playoffs, while a loss means they stay home for the long offseason ahead.
This is the biggest game of the season. The Colts travel to Tennessee to play a win and you’re in game. Whoever wins this Sunday night matchup goes to the playoffs. This game will be much different than the first game between these two teams.
In Indianapolis, the Colts dominated the Titans. They blew them out 38-10. The game was never close. The Colts defense was smothering and didn’t let the Titans do anything offensively. On offense, the Colts couldn’t be stopped and only stopped themselves when they didn’t score.
The Titans had to go through some adversity as well. Their defensive coordinator was sent to the hospital in the middle of the game. That clearly had some effect on them. But it wasn’t a big enough effect to have them lose as badly as they did.
Sunday night will be a whole different game however. Both teams are playing better than they were in the first matchup. The Colts have won eight of their last nine and the Titans have won their last four. Both teams will come ready to play.
The Titans have questions at quarterback though. Marcus Mariota might be sidelined with an injury, so it could be Blaine Gabbert who takes the field. He played a little bit in the first matchup between these two teams as well. It will be a major story up until the game starts.
This will be the game of the weekend for sure. Both teams will also know if they have a chance to win the division, since Houston plays earlier. If Houston loses, whoever win this game, hosts a playoff game.