NASHVILLE, Tenn. --The Titans (3-3) host the Indianapolis Colts (0-7) this week in the second of three consecutive home games. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The Colts are the Titans' second consecutive AFC South opponent. Last week, they hosted the now-first-place Houston Texans (4-3) but were unable to keep up in a 41-7 defeat. With their win, the Texans took sole possession of first place in the division. The Jaguars (1-5 entering Monday night's game vs. Baltimore) and Colts are in third and fourth place, respectively.
The Titans will be playing their 100th regular season game at LP Field this week. In the first 99 contests at the venue, which opened in 1999, the Titans are 62-37 (.626).
This week's game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Kevin Harlan will handle play-by-play duties, while Solomon Wilcots will provide analysis.
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will broadcast the game across the Mid-South with the "Voice of the Titans" Mike Keith, analyst Frank Wycheck, sideline reporter Cody Allison and gameday host Larry Stone.
Additionally, Sports USA will carry the national radio broadcast. Tom McCarthy (play-by-play), Ross Tucker (analyst) and Tony Graziani (sideline reporter) will have the call.
In last week's battle with the Texans, the Titans fell behind early and were never able to make up lost ground. The Texans scored 27 unanswered points before quarterback Matt Hasselbeck completed a five-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook for Tennessee's only score.
Texans quarterback Matt Schaub passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to victory. Meanwhile, running back Arian Foster delivered 115 rushing yards and 119 receiving yards and three total touchdowns.
Meanwhile, the Colts enter the week still looking for their first win in 2011. They traveled last week to New Orleans, where they lost to the Saints by a final score of 62-7.
Head coach Jim Caldwell's squad was dealt a significant blow prior to the season when it was learned quarterback Peyton Manning would be out indefinitely with a neck injury. He has been inactive in all seven of the Colts' games this season.
In Manning's absence, third-year signal caller Curtis Painter has started the last four contests. The former sixth-round draft pick from Purdue has passed for 873 yards, five touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 85.2 in 2011. Additionally, the Colts have former Titans quarterback Kerry Collins, who was signed just prior to the season. Collins, a 17-year veteran who was with the Titans from 2006 through 2010, started the first three games of 2011 before suffering a concussion against Pittsburgh on Sept. 25.
Fans attending the game are encouraged to participate in the "Undie Sunday" charitable drive benefitting the YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Shelter. The YWCA and the Titans are asking fans to provide much-needed new women's undergarments for shelter residents, including all sizes of underwear, bras and socks. Volunteers will be stationed at several drop sites around LP Field to collect donations.