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A Quick Look: Tennessee Titans @ Indianapolis Colts

Intro: The Colts (4-5) will return from their bye week with a home AFC South contest against the Tennessee Titans (5-5). Here’s a “Quick Look” of the Colts and Titans meeting up in Week 11.


INDIANAPOLIS – The last time the Colts and Titans met at Lucas Oil Stadium?

Your quarterbacks were Josh Freeman, Ryan Lindley, Zach Mettenberger and Alex Tanney.

With Andrew Luck and Marcus Mariota sidelined in Week 17 of 2015, last year's regular season finale was pretty anti-climatic.

The stakes are slightly higher in this year's meeting at Lucas Oil.

Tennessee comes into Week 11 off a dominant victory over the Green Bay Packers.

The Titans are 5-5 and definitely in the AFC South mix with the stretch run rapidly approaching.

Mariota has really bounced back from a subpar afternoon when these teams previously met on Oct. 23.

In the last three weeks, Mariota is 64-of-91 (70.3%) for 9 TDs and 2 INTs, with a rating of 124.7.

The play of the second-year quarterback has helped the Titans turn into one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Over the last six weeks, the Titans lead the league in points per game (33.7).

The Titans continue to get after the quarterback (28 sacks) and protect theirs very well (just 14 sacks allowed).

Sunday's meeting from a Colts' standpoint should look much different personnel wise from earlier this year.

In the Colts' 34-26 victory over the Titans four weeks ago, the Colts were without Dwayne Allen, Donte Moncrief, Jacoby Brissett, Jack Mewhort and Henry Anderson.

The Colts have beaten the Titans 15 out of the last 16 times. Chuck Pagano has never lost to the Titans.*2016 Record: *5-5, 2nd place in the AFC South.

*Head Coach: *Mike Mularkey, head coach (5th season as an NFL head coach, 2nd season as Titans head coach, 23-44 overall regular season).

*2016 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 6th (366.2); Rushing, 3rd (146.7); Passing, 21st (219.5). Defense – Overall, 17th (388.1); Rushing, 8th (146.0); Passing, 24th (240.1).

2016 Leading Passer: Marcus Mariota (203-of-317 comp., 2,482 yards, 64.0 pct., 21 TDs, 8 INTs, 99.6 rating).

*2016 Leading Rusher: *DeMarco Murray (191 carries, 930 yards, 8 TDs).

2016 Leading Receiver: *Delanie Walker (42 receptions, 571 yards, 5 TDs).2016 Leading Sacker:*  Brian Orakpo (9.0).2016 Turnover Breakdown:  Minus 3 (tied for 21st in the NFL).

2016 NFL Draft Results: It was a pretty entertaining draft for the new GM Jon Robinson. Trading back from No. 1 overall, the Titans then moved from the No. 15 spot, selecting in the 8th position. The Titans took Michigan State offensive tackle Jack Conklin with the 8th overall pick. With a bevy of picks, the Titans added a pair of defensive front guys in Round Two, before turning some heads later in the round. With the 45th overall pick, the Titans selected Alabama running back Derrick Henry. After nine weeks, Henry has 252 rushing yards on 62 carries.

2015 Review:A new era of Titans' football was ushered in with Marcus Mariota's impressive NFL debut. That Week One victory was the highlight of the entire 2015 campaign. The Titans finished 3-13 with Mariota's rookie season cut short due to injury. Following the season, the Titans brought in new GM Jon Robinson. Tennessee did retain interim head coach Mike Mularkey for his fifth overall season has an NFL head coach. Last time in Playoffs:  2008 season. Lost to the Baltimore Ravens, 13-10, in the AFC 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.

2016 Pro Bowl Selections: DT-Jurrell Casey and TE-Delanie Walker.

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