INDIANAPOLIS – Curious on some key numbers ahead of the Week 11 matchup between the Colts (4-5) and Titans (5-5)?
Here are 10 numbers to keep an eye on with the Colts and Titans meeting at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday:
The number of wins the Titans have at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ever. It's amazing the struggles the Titans have had of late with the Colts. The Titans have lost 15 of 16 against the Colts, and have never beaten Andrew Luck. When does such a losing streak becoming a mental jump that the Titans have to clear in order to stake a claim to the top of the AFC South?
The number of touchdowns Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw last week in Tennessee's 47-25 victory over the Packers. Mariota took home the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week award last week after his four-touchdown, no-interception performance versus Green Bay. The Titans have one of the NFL's most dangerous rushing attacks, but no one should be sleeping on the right arm of Mariota.
The number of catches Jack Doyle had in the first meeting with the Titans, which is a career-high. In that comeback victory over the Titans, the Colts relied big time on Doyle. With skill players named Allen, Dorsett and Moncrief sidelined, Doyle had a career-afternoon against the team that originally signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2013.
The number of sacks the Titans have in 2016, the fourth most in the NFL. Off the edge, the Titans have veteran rushers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. In the interior, Jurrell Casey is a Pro Bowl caliber presence. The Titans sacked Andrew Luck just twice in the October meeting and this Indy line will have Jack Mewhort back in the lineup.
The number of points the Titans have averaged in each of the past six weeks, the highest in the NFL. The Titans have also scored at least 26 points in six straight weeks, the first time they've done that since 2003. Tennessee is a rare team built to run the football, but that doesn't mean they play low-scoring games. This is an explosive offense led by one of the league's better offensive lines.
The number of big plays the Titans have this year, the third most in the NFL. In the run game, the Titans have 38 plays of at least 10 yards. In the pass game, the Titans have 22 plays of at least 25 yards. A Pro Bowl receiver isn't on the Titans roster, yet that hasn't slowed down the chunks they've achieved through the air in 2016.
The length of DeMarco Murray's opening-play touchdown run in last week's win over the Packers. Murray is the NFL's second-leading rusher and is also the Titans' second-leading receiver. This is Murray's third different team in as many years, but he clearly looks at home with Tennessee's offense.
The quarterback rating for Andrew Luck had back in Week Seven against the Titans, the fifth highest of his career. Luck was spectacular in Week Seven. He did it with so many new faces at the skill positions, too. Luck goes into the final seven games of the season with a career-high 63.7 percent completion percentage.
The number of receiving yards that Titans tight end Delanie Walker had last week. Walker is the Titans' leading receiver and his production is one of the highest for an individual tight end in relation to the other pass catching options on his team. The last time the Colts were at Lucas Oil Stadium they really struggled in controlling Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce.
The number of rushing yards Frank Gore has through nine games this season. Gore is on pace for 1,052 yards in 2016, with a current pace of 4.1 yards per carry over the course of 16 attempts per game. Gore says he feels fresh. The Colts are able to watch his reps thanks to Robert Turbin providing the necessary relief.