Colts, Titans seeking momentum as division chase takes shape
TENNESSEE (5-5) at INDIANAPOLIS (4-5)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Colts by 3 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 4-6, Indianapolis 4-4-1
SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 30-14
LAST MEETING - Colts beat Titans 34-26, Oct. 23
LAST WEEK - Titans beat Packers 47-25; Colts had bye, beat Packers 31-26 on Nov. 6
AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 16, Colts No. 24
TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (3), PASS (21).
TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (8), PASS (24).
COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (23), PASS (12).
COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (22), PASS (31).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have won four of last six overall but have lost 10 straight in series since beating Colts in October 2011. ... Tennessee has scored 35 or more points in three consecutive games, first time in single season in franchise history. ... Tennessee's last win at Indianapolis came Dec. 30, 2007 - before Lucas Oil Stadium opened in 2008. ... Five wins this season match Titans' total from last two seasons combined. ... QB Marcus Mariota has thrown NFL-high 17 TD passes over past six weeks. He's totaled NFL-record four TDs in six of first 22 career games. ... 2014 league rushing champ DeMarco Murray is No. 2 in NFL with 930 yards as he chases third career 1,000-yard season. Murray needs one TD run to break tie with Earl Campbell for most consecutive games with rushing score (five) in franchise history. ... OLB Brian Orakpo has team-high nine sacks after getting two last week vs. Aaron Rodgers. He needs one sack to become first Titans player to get 10 in one season since Jurrell Casey (2013). ... K Ryan Succop has made 29 consecutive field goals from less than 50 yards. ... Indianapolis will honor 10-year anniversary of 2006 Super Bowl championship with team members at halftime Sunday. ... Colts come off bye week looking for first back-to-back wins of season. Indy won Week 7 matchup when TE Jack Doyle caught 7-yard TD pass with 1:55 to go. ... Colts have allowed league-high 33 sacks. ... QB Andrew Luck is perfect 8-0 vs. Titans since entering league in 2012 and needs 261 yards to pass 1976 league MVP Bert Jones (17,653) for No. 3 on franchise's career list. ... K Adam Vinatieri has extended NFL record for most consecutive field goals to 44. Vinatieri broke Mike Vanderjagt's previous record (42) with two field goals at Tennessee. Vinatieri has made last nine field goals from 50 or more yards. ...RB Frank Gore will surpass Campbell, Leroy Kelly and Marshawn Lynch (74) on his next TD run. Gore needs 108 yards rushing to pass Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett for No. 8 on NFL's career list. ... Fantasy Tip: Colts have struggled to defend tight ends. Titans TE Delanie Walker had seven catches for 84 yards with one TD, all team highs, in first game vs. Indy, and had nine catches for 124 yards and another score last week vs. Packers. Easy call.
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