It’s time to move on from the unfortunate loss in the opener to the Chargers. Now we look ahead to a team that won by 30 in week one. What do the Colts have to do to beat their division rivals?
The Colts play their second consecutive game on the road to start out the 2019 season. They play the Titans in week two, a team that just blasted the Browns by 30. How do the Colts prevent that from happening, and how do they clean up the mistakes from last week?
First off, it starts with the defense. The Titans offense isn’t anything groundbreaking. They didn’t beat the Browns because of their offense. Marcus Mariota can get frazzled under pressure. Hit him hard a couple of times in the pocket and he starts to get inaccurate.
The defense has to play better than what they did a week ago. Allowing over 400 yards of total offense won’t cut it. Their pass rush was actually pretty good. But they have to tackle better and they have to cover better in the secondary.
On offense, the Colts have to keep the run game going. Marlon Mack is a big key in this game. The Titans like to stop the run on defense. The Colts’ offensive line has to win the line of scrimmage and open up holes for Mack like they did a week ago.
This should actually be a pretty close game. These two teams were fighting in the last game of the season a year ago for the right to make the playoffs. The Colts prevailed, and then beat the Texans a week later. This game should have similar intensity.
As long as the Colts clean up their mistakes on special teams, they have a chance in this game. It’s going to be a fun divisional matchup early in the season.