Titans-Colts Postgame Notes

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TEAM NOTES

·      The Titans' 19-10 victory over the Colts increased their current winning streak to four games. The Titans have had a winning streak of at least four games in each season since Mike Vrabel became head coach in 2018.

·      The win improved the Titans' record to 4-2 and kept them in sole possession of first place. They are ahead of the 3-3-1 second-place Colts and hold the tiebreaker with wins in both meetings this season.

·      The Titans own a five-game winning streak against the Colts.

·      The franchise earned its 200th win in the regular season during the team's "Titans era" (1999–present).

·      The announced attendance of 69,459 ranked second in team history for a game at Nissan Stadium. The only Titans game at their home venue with a larger announced crowd was 69,484 against the Chiefs on Oct. 24, 2021.

·      The win improved the Titans' record after the bye week to 5-0 under head coach Mike Vrabel.

·      Dating back to 2016, the Titans now own a seven-game winning streak in games after the bye and are currently tied with the Buffalo Bills for the longest such active streak in the NFL. The Bills return from their open date next week.

·      This marks the third consecutive season the Titans have been 4-2 or better after six games. They began the season 5-1 in 2020 and 4-2 in 2021.

·      Wide receiver Mason Kinsey and defensive back Josh Thompson became the 65th and 66th players to see action for the Titans in 2022.

·      With three takeaways (two interceptions and one fumble recovery) and one giveaway (one fumble), the Titans won the turnover battle for the third consecutive game. They increased their season turnover margin to plus-three and are plus-six in their past three contests.

·      The Titans had two penalties for 15 yards enforced against them. It was their best total in each category since a two-penalty, 15-yard outing against Jacksonville on Dec. 12, 2021.

·      The Titans scored 10 points off turnovers. In their two wins over the Colts in 2022, 24 of their 43 total points came after takeaways.

TEAM NOTES – OFFENSE

·      When the Titans ended a drive with a field goal in the first quarter, it ended a streak of 11 consecutive touchdowns in drives inside the red zone.

·      The Titans won the time-of-possession battle against the Colts, holding the ball for 31 minutes and 33 seconds. It was their second consecutive game with a higher time of possession than their opponent and their third such game of 2022.

TEAM NOTES – DEFENSE

·      The Titans shut out the Colts in the first half, marking the team's second game of 2022 in which they held their opponent scoreless in the first two quarters. They previously did so against the New York Giants on Sept. 11.

·      The Titans defense ended consecutive Indianapolis drives with interceptions in the second quarter, first by safety Andrew Adams and then by linebacker David Long Jr. It was the defense's first time with interceptions on consecutive series since the unit accomplished the feat against Jacksonville on Dec. 12, 2021.

·      The 292 yards allowed by the Titans was the best for the defense since allowing 256 yards to the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 2, 2022.

·      The 10 points allowed made up the lowest total of the season by a Titans opponent. The Titans have limited opponents to 17 points or less in each of the last three contests.

·      The Colts' 5.52 passing yards per attempt (44 attempts, 243 yards) was the lowest for a Titans opponent since allowing 5.26 passing yards per attempt (39 attempts, 205 yards) against the Miami Dolphins on Jan. 2, 2022.

S ANDREW ADAMS

·      Started at safety, tied for the team lead with a career-high 10 tackles and notched his first career interception return for a touchdown.

·      Recorded a 76-yard interception for a touchdown on a pass from Matt Ryan to Parris Campbell in the second quarter. It was his eighth career interception.

·      Posted the Titans' longest interception return since Zach Brown's 79-yard touchdown against Jacksonville on Dec. 30, 2012.

DL DENICO AUTRY

·      Totaled three tackles, including a sack, and added a pass defensed.

·      Recorded a four-yard sack of Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter. It was fifth sack of the season and gave him 44.5 career sacks.

·      Registered his third consecutive game with at least one sack.

·      Tallied his fifth career season with at least five sacks.

K RANDY BULLOCK

·      Was perfect on all four field goal attempts and his only extra point attempt. He made field goals from 27, 28, 38 and 48 yards. The four field goals tied his high since joining the Titans in 2021 (four at Seattle on Sept. 19, 2021).

·      Logged his sixth career game with four or more field goals.

·      With his second field goal of the game, he reached 200 career field goals, becoming the 10th active NFL kicker to reach the mark.

OLB BUD DUPREE

·      Totaled three tackles, including a sack.

·      Ended a Colts drive in the fourth quarter with a three-yard sack of Matt Ryan on third down. It was his second sack of the season and gave him 44.5 career sacks.

RB HASSAN HASKINS

·      Returned two kickoffs for 45 yards (22.5 avg.) and added one reception for five yards.

RB DERRICK HENRY

·      Rushed for 128 yards on 30 carries and added three receptions for 10 yards.

·      Helped seal the victory with a pair of first downs late in the fourth quarter—first on an 11-yard carry and then a 21-yarder.

·      Recorded a 23-yard run in the second quarter.

·      Increased his career total to 8,310 scrimmage yards to move past Ernest Givins (8,280) for fourth place on the franchise's all-time career scrimmage yards list. He trails only Eddie George (12,153), Chris Johnson (9,968) and Earl Campbell (9,292).

·      Logged his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game and his 31st career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season (28) and playoffs (three).

·      Registered his ninth career game with 30 or more rushing attempts, including seven such performances in the regular season and two in the playoffs.

RB DONTRELL HILLIARD

·      Started with Derrick Henry in a two-back set and had one rushing attempt for four yards.

WR CODY HOLLISTER

·      Tied his career high with two receptions and set a new career high with 32 receiving yards. It was his third career game with a pair of receptions (last at New England on Nov. 28, 2021). His previous single-game high for receiving yards was 22 at New England on Nov. 28, 2021.

·      Recorded the longest catch of his career on a 27-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill in the first quarter, leading to a Titans field goal. His previous long reception was a 22-yarder at New England on Nov. 28, 2021.

S AMANI HOOKER

·      Returned from injury to start and tie for the team lead with 10 tackles. He also notched a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.

·      Helped clinch the victory with a takeaway in the fourth quarter, when he was credited with his first career fumble recovery on a reception by Michael Pittman Jr. in Titans territory. Following the fumble recovery, the Titans offense was able to run out the final 3 minutes and 22 seconds of the fourth quarter.

·      His 10 tackles were his most in a game since a career-high 12 at the L.A. Rams on Nov. 7, 2021.

TE AUSTIN HOOPER

·      Led the team with 56 receiving yards and tied for the team lead with three receptions.

·      During a drive in the second half that ended with a field goal, he registered a 14-yard catch to convert a third-and-10 and made a 23-yard grab in traffic four plays later.

·      Added a juggling 19-yard reception to convert a third-and-six in the fourth quarter, leading to a Titans field goal.

ILB DAVID LONG JR.

·      Finished third on the defense with eight tackles and added an interception and two passes defensed.

·      Intercepted a Matt Ryan pass on third down in the second quarter. It was his fourth career interception and gave him two consecutive games with an interception.

CB TERRANCE MITCHELL

·      Credited with three tackles and a forced fumble.

·      Helped seal the victory with a forced fumble in the fourth quarter. On a reception by Michael Pittman Jr., he knocked the ball loose, and it was recovered by safety Amani Hooker. Following the takeaway, the Titans offense was able to run out the final 3 minutes and 22 seconds of the fourth quarter.

DT JEFFERY SIMMONS

·      Totaled six tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss.

·      Ended a Colts drive in the second quarter with a nine-yard sack of Matt Ryan on third down. He increased his season total to 4.5 sacks and his career total to 18 sacks.

·      Registered his second consecutive game with at least one sack.

P RYAN STONEHOUSE

·      Punted three times for a 54.7-yard average and a 39.0-yard net average.

·      Logged his sixth consecutive game to begin his career with a punting average of at least 52.0 yards.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

·      Completed 13 of 20 passes for 132 yards (83.8 passer rating). He added four rushing attempts for six yards, including an eight-yard run to convert a third-and-one.

DB JOSH THOMPSON

·      Made his NFL debut and led the team with two total special teams tackles.

WR ROBERT WOODS

·      Tied for the team lead with three receptions for 26 yards.

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