The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans take the field on Thursday night to open Week 11 of the season. The Colts still have firm control of the AFC South division, but would like to extend that lead over second-place Tennessee. The Titans will be at home, with NFL Network on the coverage as kickoff is set for 8:25 pm ET.
Thur, Nov. 14th, 2013 @ 8:25pm ET
LP Field, Nashville, TN
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The Colts were very surprisingly beat by St. Louis in Week 10. But it wasn’t simply the fact that they were defeated, it was the fact that Indianapolis was dominated by the Rams. Nothing went right for Andrew Luck and company, dropping 38-8. It’s certainly a rude awakening for the Colts, who are a team that many feel has the potential to challenge for the AFC. But consistency is what’s highly valued and Indianapolis has lost that a bit of late.
But the Titans might have lost quarterback Jake Locker for the season due to a possible Lisfranc injury to his foot. That is a big blow to Tennessee, though for them to challenge in the AFC South would still have been a longshot even with him.
Indianapolis and Tennessee will play each other twice over the course of the next three weeks, so the division has the potential of being wrapped up by the Colts with a couple of wins because Houston and Jacksonville are too far back.
Looking ahead at this one, Luck threw an uncharacteristic three interceptions against St. Louis, which paved the way for the blowout loss. Luck was hit quite a few times yesterday, and his durability this season will be very important.
But what was perhaps most surprising was the fact that Indianapolis gained just 18 yards on the ground. The Colts need to run the ball better.