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Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the Indianapolis Colts


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Here's a look at the Colts.

Record: 4-5.

Last game: Beat the Jaguars, 29-26.

Points for/against: 28.9 ppg/26.6 ppg.

NFL rankings:

Offense: 9th overall, 379.8 ypg (16th rushing, 12th passing).

Defense: 23rd overall, 328.0 ypg (14th rushing, 24th passing).

Head coach: Frank Reich.



QB: Andrew Luck (246-of-371, 2,472 yards, 26 TDs, 9 INTs, 98.4 rating).

Top RBs: Marlon Mack (78 rush, 410 yards, 3 TDs), Jordan Wilkins (53 rush, 288 yards, 0 TDs).

Top WRs: WR Chester Rogers (32 catches, 295 yards, 1 TD); WR T.Y. Hilton (29 catches, 430 yards, 4 TDs); RB Nyheim Hines (37 catches, 206 yards, 2 TDs).

TE: Eric Ebron (39 catches 463 yards, 9 TD).


Sacks: LB Darius Leonard (4), DE Jabaal Sheard (4), DT Margus Hunt (4).

Leading tackler: LB Darius Leonard (64).

Interceptions: CB Kenny Moore (2).

Take/Give: plus-3.

Kicker: Adam Vinatieri (14-17 FGs).

Punter: Rigoberto Sanchez (46.0).

Last meeting: November 26, 2017: Titans 20, Colts 16.

Titans connections:

-Colts TE Jack Doyle was originally signed by the Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2013.

-Colts nose tackle Al Woods played for the Titans from 2014-16.

-Colts receiver Zach Pascal spent a portion of the 2017 season on the Titans practice squad.

Injury Report

-S Clayton Geathers (knee).

-TE Ryan Hewitt (ankle).

-S Malik Hooker (hip).

-S Mike Mitchell (calf).

-TE Erik Swoope (knee).

-LB Anthony Walker (neck).

-CB Nate Hairston (ankle).

-G/C Quenton Nelson (back).

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on how much he brings up the fact Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is undefeated against the Titans:

"We talked about it this morning. We talked about how well they're playing, and the fact that they've won three games in a row, outscoring opponents, I think, in that time 100-something to 39. 29 points a game, everything they've done, the amount of turnovers they've created, how good they are in third down. Quarterback has only been hit nine times in four games. Some quarterbacks get hit nine times in a game, or a half. They are really protecting him. He never stares at a rusher, ever. His eyes are downfield. Some of those, where he used to scramble, he's stepping up and he's still looking for guys. So, he's extending plays, but he's extending them to throw, and that really is creating a lot of conversions for them on third down. Then after all that stuff, he's never lost to the Titans. They hopefully were very aware of the success that he's had against this organization."

Colts coach Frank Reich on the Titans defense:

"Really disciplined. They're really multiple. They're more multiple than any team that we've played. They have more fronts, and coverages, and more blitzes than the other teams that we've played. That's a part of their DNA and they do it really well. One of the potential problems with doing all that, is missed communications and blown assignments when you try to do too much. You can tell how well-coached they are. They blow very few coverages in spite of the fact of how multiple they are, and also very few penalties. You really have to earn it versus this defense. You have to earn it. They make you earn it and that's what we'll have to do." looks back at the all-time series with the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photos)

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