The Colts play their divisional foe for the second time this year. Can they get the clean sweep of a team who is hot right now?
The Colts are coming off a disappointing loss to the Texans last Thursday night in Houston. That loss dropped them to 6-5 and made it so they no longer have control of the AFC South. Now they have to play a divisional foe that has won four of their last five games.
That divisional foe is the Tennessee Titans. They have played much better since making the switch to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback. In fact, the Titans are right back in it for a wild card spot. They too are 6-5. While the Colts hold the tiebreaker over them right now, that could change Sunday.
Indy holds that tiebreaker by virtue of a 19-17 victory in week two in Tennessee. Both teams were much different then than they are now however. While the Titans are looking up, the Colts are on a downslide. It’s an extremely critical game for both teams.
T.Y. Hilton will probably be another game-time decisions. He was dealing with tightness in his calf on Thursday, so he couldn’t run his full route tree. We saw how much the offense struggled without him on the field. They still will be without Marlon Mack as well.
Parris Campbell has a chance to play in this one. He has missed the last several weeks with a broken hand. Any guy the Colts get back can only help this team. Someone needs to step up in the receiving corp after that putrid effort in Houston.
The injury reports later in the week will give us more clarity on how this game might shake out. But it’s a do or die game for the Indianapolis Colts.