Titans-Colts Game Notes



·         The official kickoff temperature was 93 degrees, making the contest the team's hottest game in the "Titans era" (1999-present) and tied for the franchise's third-hottest game of all-time. The previous high in the Titans era was 89 degrees on four separate occasions: Sept. 25, 2016 against Oakland; Oct. 8, 2017 at Miami; Sept. 9, 2018 at Miami; and Sept. 23, 2018 at Jacksonville.

·         Since the franchise's founding in 1960, the only games as hot or hotter were the following: 96 degrees at the Los Angeles Raiders on Sept. 11, 1983; 94 degrees at Atlanta on Sept. 9, 1990; 93 degrees against Buffalo on Oct. 7, 1962; and 93 degrees against the New York Jets on Sept. 14, 1965.

·         For the second consecutive week, the Titans won the turnover battle. After taking the ball away three times with no turnovers in Week 1, they had two takeaways and no turnovers against the Colts.

·         The Titans scored touchdowns on both of their possessions in the red zone against the Colts. They have scored five touchdowns in six trips to the red zone in two games.

·         The Titans defense allowed 121 net passing yards, the fewest by a Titans opponent since the Bills had 79 net passing yards in Buffalo on Oct. 7, 2018. 


·         Credited with a team-high 10 tackles and added a pass defensed.


·         In the first quarter, he recorded his 100th career reception on a six-yard grab. He reached the benchmark in his 29th career game. Since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger, wide receivers Kendall Wright (22 games) and Ernest Givins (24) are the only other players to hit 100 receptions with the Titans/Oilers within their first 29 games.

·         Recorded a 25-yard catch in the third quarter that led to a Titans touchdown on the next play.


·         Led the team with 81 rushing yards on 15 carries (5.4 avg.) and added 12 yards on a pair of receptions.

·         It was his sixth consecutive game with at least 80 rushing yards, dating back to the final four games of 2018.

·         Posted a one-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. It gave him two rushing touchdowns in 2019 and 24 rushing touchdowns in his four-year career.

·         Henry's score in the third quarter was his 11th total touchdown (10 rushing) in a seven-game span, dating back to the end of the 2018 campaign.


·         Notched his first career fumble recovery, falling on the ball after it was lost by Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett in the third quarter. It led to a Titans field goal on the ensuing possession.

·         Credited with his first sack of the season (zero yards) in the fourth quarter. The play gave him 5.5 career sacks in two seasons.


·         Recorded his first career sack in the first quarter, dropping Jacoby Brissett for a seven-yard loss.


·         Completed 19 of 28 passes for 154 yards and one touchdown without throwing an interception. He added 32 rushing yards on five attempts.

·         With a passer rating of 133.3 at Cleveland in Week 1 and 93.5 against Indianapolis, he opened the season with consecutive passer ratings of 90-plus for the first time since his rookie campaign of 2015.

·         Completed a one-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter to offensive lineman David Quessenberry, who lined up as eligible on the play.

·         Completed a 25-yard pass to wide receiver Corey Davis in the third quarter that led to a Titans touchdown on the next play.


·         Recorded his first career reception for a touchdown on the first play of the second quarter. He reported as eligible and caught Marcus Mariota's touchdown toss in the back of the end zone. 


·         Recorded his second interception of the season and the 15th interception of his career, picking off a pass from Jacoby Brissett to T.Y. Hilton late in the second quarter. Ryan also notched an interception in the season opener at Cleveland. It marks the third time in his seven-year career with interceptions in consecutive games.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts in their 2019 home opener at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donald Page)

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