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A Quick Look: Indianapolis Colts @ Tennessee Titans

Intro: The Colts (10-5) will close out the 2014 regular season this weekend with a trip to Tennessee (2-13). The Colts have won 10 of their last 11 meetings with the Titans.


INDIANAPOLIS – In each of the last two seasons, the Colts road contests in Nashville have delivered some must see action for the visiting fan base.

Back in 2012, the Colts were searching for their first road win of the season when they traveled to Tennessee on October 28.

A late fourth-quarter touchdown drive from the Colts sent a matchup between 3-4 teams to overtime.

The Colts committed ground attack in overtime set up Vick Ballard's corkscrew flip into the end zone for the game-winning 19-yard touchdown catch.

Last year's game in Tennessee came off a short week in which the Colts had just lost 38-8 at home to the Rams.

Down 17-6 at halftime, the Colts were looking at back-to-back losses and losing their lead atop the AFC South.

A 17-point third quarter changed that right around and the Colts would hold on from there for a key Thursday night victory.

The anticipation for this year's trip to Nashville doesn't hold anywhere near the same magnitude of the two previous meetings.

With a revolving door at the quarterback position, the Titans have been in a spiral this season.

They come into Sunday having lost nine in a row.

Their ninth straight loss came last Thursday in Jacksonville with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst back under center.

Earlier this year it was Whitehurst who started against the Colts and struggled in the Titans 41-17 loss to close out the month of September.

In that game both Reggie Wayne (119) and T.Y. Hilton (105) eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark.

Playoff implications on Sunday for the Colts remain to be seen with the No. 3 or 4 seed still in play.

With a win, the Colts would sweep the AFC South for a second straight season.


*2014 Record: *2-13, fourth in the AFC South.                     

*Head Coach: *Ken Whisenhunt, 1st season as Titans head coach and 7th season as NFL head coach (47-64 in the regular season and 4-2 in the playoffs).

*2014 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 29th (311.1); Rushing, 28th (87.0); Passing, 20st (224.1) Defense – Overall, 29th (372.7); Rushing, 31st (142.1); Passing, 11th (230.6).

2014 Leading Passer: Charlie Whitehurst (starter) (93-of-157 comp., 1,254 yards, 59.2 pct., 8 TDs, 7 INTs).

*2014 Leading Rusher: *Bishop Sankey (148 carries, 551 yards, 2 TDs).

*2014 Leading Receiver: *Delanie Walker (56 receptions, 847 yards, 4 TDs).

2014 Leading Sacker:  Derrick Morgan (6.5).

2014 Turnover Breakdown:  Minus 9 (tied for 27th)

2014 NFL Draft Results:  After selecting offensive guard Chance Warmack in the top 10 of last year's draft, the Titans chose offensive tackle Taylor Lewan out of Michigan in May. One of the more intriguing picks of the draft came when the Titans took Washington running back Bishop Sankey in the second round. Sankey has emerged as the Titans leading rusher.

*2013 Review: *The Titans got off to a promising start in 2014 with a 3-1 record during September. Tennessee then dropped three straight games to eventual playoff teams and couldn't climb back over .500 the rest of the season. Head coach Mike Munchak was fired after his third season at the helm. The Titans also lost Pro Bowl corner Alterraun Verner to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free agency.

Last time in Playoffs: 2008 season. Lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 13-10, in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

*Last time in Super Bowl: *1999 season. Lost to the St. Louis Rams, 23-16, in Super Bowl XXXIV.

*Super Bowl Championships: *None.

2014 Pro Bowl Selections: CB-Alterraun Verner.

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