Number Crunching: Colts/Titans Road Edition

Intro: Our “number crunching” series on Colts.com continues this week with a slew of numbers to watch in the Colts (2-4) hitting the road again on Sunday to take on the Titans (3-3).

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INDIANAPOLIS – Curious on some key numbers ahead of the Week Seven matchup between the Colts (2-4) and Titans (3-3)?

Here are 10 numbers to keep an eye on with the Colts and Titans kicking off at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday:


1

The NFL ranking for Jack Doyle in percentage of targets caught for tight ends. Doyle's 87 percent catch rate in 2016 (20-of-23) tops all tight ends with at least 12 targets. Doyle could very well see up to a double-digit number of targets come Sunday. With Dwayne Allen out, Doyle is now the second most experienced pass catcher for Andrew Luck.


3

The number of games the Colts have remaining until their bye week. The games left for the Colts until their bye are: at Tennessee, Kansas City and at Green Bay. For the Colts to feel good about the second half of the season, they need a record of at least 2-1, with three home divisional contests remaining after the bye.


4

The number of rushing touchdowns Frank Gore has had in two career games at Tennessee. With the injuries at the pass catching positions, the Colts are going to be leaning on Gore big time this weekend. Gore cracked that 100-yard mark against Houston. The 33-year-old running back is on pace to become the NFL's first 1,000-yard back at least his age since the 1984 season.


6

The number of sacks the Titans have had in each of the last two games. Dick LeBeau is a 79-year-old defensive coordinator still dialing up exotic schemes that are getting home to quarterbacks. The Titans defense has back-to-back games of six sacks apiece, marking the first time they have done that since 2010. With a change up on the offensive line coming with Jack Mewhort's injury, the Colts will be needing to protect the franchise without their best lineman this season.


9

The number of consecutive wins the Colts have had over the Titans. Andrew Luck has never lost to the Titans. Having said that, three of the last four games down in Nashville have been absolute thrillers. No need to remind any Titan about this stat. They know it quite well and now they are in the rare position of being higher than the Colts in the division.


13

The jersey number for T.Y. Hilton, the only starting pass catcher that Andrew Luck is expected to have this weekend. Tennessee is going to do everything they can to take away Indy's Pro Bowl receiver, forcing new guys to make plays for Andrew Luck.


23

The number of consecutive field goals Titans kicker Ryan Succop has made from less than 50 yards. We know about Adam Vinatieri's run with field goals, but Succop has been pretty solid himself.


41

The number of consecutive field goals made for Adam Vinatieri. As Vinny goes into Week Six, he's one more field goal away from tying Mike Vanderjagt for the most consecutive makes in NFL history. Nine of those 41 field goals have come from at least 50 yards.


805

The combined number of snaps Titans tackles Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan have played this season without allowing a sack or a quarterback hit. Tennessee spent first-round picks on their two tackles and they've lived up to the hype this season. This isn't great news for the Colts looking to get their pass rush going.


2011

The year the Titans last had a three-game winning streak. Like the Colts, this is a rare position for the Titans. They are coming into Week Six off back-to-back wins for the first time since 2013. With a win on Sunday, the Titans could be in first place of the AFC South. For different reasons, both teams have a lot at stake on Sunday---which hasn't been the case in all these recent meetings in Nashville.

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