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Colts Vs. Titans Week 8 Matchup Preview

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Kickoff: Sunday at 1 pm EST at Lucas Oil Stadium

The Indianapolis Colts will host the Tennessee Titans this Sunday at 1 pm EST. The Tennessee Titans are 5-2 and sit at the top of the AFC South and the Indianapolis Colts are 3-4, second place in the AFC South. The Titans won the previous matchup at home against their division rival in week three with a final score of 25-16.

Key Numbers For The Titans

The Tennessee Titans’ offense enter Sunday’s matchup with 2,677 total yards (11th), 1589 from the air, and 1088 from the ground. They’ve scored on 44.7% of their drives totaling 193 points this season, good for 6th in the league. The Titans’ offense has lost 9 turnovers this season. The defense has allowed 2,638 total yards (22), 1915 from the air, and 723 from the ground. Opposing teams have scored on 39.5% of their drives, totaling 164 points, ranking 22nd in the league. The defense has notched 8 turnovers.

Players To Watch

QB Ryan Tannehill – The QB has thrown 7 touchdowns against 5 interceptions. He is completing 65.1% of his passes and averaging 248.1 yards per game –  11.7 yards per completion. Through the first 7 games of the season, his favorite target has been AJ Brown. He’s thrown to the wideout 43 times for 25 completions. The QB has run the ball 21 times for 139 yards, scoring 3 touchdowns.

RB Derrick Henry – The RB has gained 1,023 yards from scrimmage through the first 7 games of the season. He’s totaled 869 yards rushing and 154 yards receiving. He averages 124.1 yards per game and 4.5 yards per attempt. He’s carried the ball 191 times and scored 10 touchdowns.

LB Harold Landry – The LB has has 24 solo tackles, 7.5 sacks, 8 tackles for loss, and 13 QB hits, through 7 games. 

FS Kevin Byard – The FS has 24 solo tackles, 3 interceptions, and 1 fumble recovered for a touchdown.

Key Numbers For The Colts

The Indianapolis Colts’ offense heads into Sunday’s matchup with 2,500 total yards (14th), 1607 from the air, and 893 from the ground. They’ve scored on 41.9% of their drives totaling 169 points this season, currently 15th in the league. The Colts’ have lost 7 turnovers this season. The defense has allowed 2,479 total yards (15), 1702 from the air, and 777 from the ground. Opposing teams have scored on 35.1% of their drives, totaling 149 points, ranking 11th in the league. The defense has notched 16 turnovers, third in the league.

Players To Watch

QB Carson Wentz – The QB has thrown 11 touchdowns against 1 interception. He is completing 64.4% of his passes and averaging 242.1 yards per game –  12.0 yards per completion. Through the first 7 games of the season, his favorite target has been Michael Pittman. The QB has run the ball 22 times for 97 yards, scoring 1 touchdown. 

RB Jonathon Taylor – The RB has gained 792 yards from scrimmage through the first 7 games of the season. He’s totaled 579 yards rushing and 213 yards receiving. He averages 82.7 yards per game from the run – 5.5 yards per attempt, and 30.1 receiving yards. He’s carried the ball 105 times and has 6 total touchdowns. 

LB Darius Leonard – The LB has 30 solo tackles, 2 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles, and 2 tackles for a loss. 

DT DeForest Buckner – The DT has 19 solo tackles, 3 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, and 7 QB hits.

Expectations for Matchup

The 3-4 Colts have won three of their last 4 matchups after starting the season with three straight losses. The Colts are hoping to redeem their loss against the Titans when the two teams go head to head on Sunday. The Colts will be at home and are hoping for the potential return of starters Xavier Rhodes (CB), Braden Smith (RT), and T.Y Hilton (WR). With the potential return of their key starters, the 3-4 Colts are eager to stop the momentum of their Division Rivals.

The 5-2 Titans have won three straight games. Both the offense and defense put together dominant performances against the Kansas City Chiefs in their previous win. Derrick Henry and the offensive line have been extremely effective running the ball and expect to remain effective on Sunday. The Titans’ defense has recorded 17 sacks and expects to rely on their pass rush and dominant run game to keep control of the AFC South.

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