Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts

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This season, Luck is being sacked a median of 1.1 instances per sport. Much more spectacular: the Colts quarterback has not been sacked in Indy’s final 4 video games and has been hit solely 9 instances over that span.
“Some quarterbacks get hit 9 instances in a sport, or a half,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel stated forward of his staff's sport towards the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday (midday, CBS).
Heck, Marcus Mariota was sacked 11 instances towards the Ravens in Week 6.
They're actually defending (Luck),” Vrabel stated. “He by no means stares at a rusher, ever. His eyes are downfield. A few of these, the place he used to scramble, he’s stepping up and he’s nonetheless in search of guys. So he’s extending performs, however he’s extending them to throw, and that basically is creating numerous conversions for them on third down. Then in any case that stuff, he’s by no means misplaced to the Titans. They hopefully have been very conscious of the success that he’s had towards this group.”
It is began with Quenton Nelson, whom the Colts drafted No. 6 total in 2018. In October, he grew to become the primary guard to be named the NFL’s Offensive Rookie of the Month. In November, NFL.com analyst Brian Baldinger stated Nelson was "already one of the best guard in soccer."


"They’ve all performed collectively, so it’s a constant group," Vrabel stated of Indy's offensive line. "They’re taking part in sq., staying inside out. They’re doing every little thing that you just’d ask an offensive line to do."
The Titans have solely 23 sacks, which ranks 19th within the league, however eight have come prior to now two video games. That surging cross rush might be put to the check Sunday.
“They’ve obtained an excellent O-line, and Andrew Luck’s taking part in Andrew Luck soccer," Jones stated. "Between him getting the ball out fast and them truly holding up in safety, you see the outcomes." 
It’s one thing the Titans have been reminded about this week. 
"I inform them rather a lot," Vrabel stated. "9 hits in 4 video games. I feel that that claims all of it." 
Right here’s a have a look at six issues to look at:
Mariota’s Scorching Streak
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has turned issues up a number of notches. In wins over the Cowboys and Patriots, Mariota accomplished 37-of-53 passes (69.9 %) for 468 yards, 4 touchdowns, no interceptions and a 122.2 passer score. Mariota has 290-plus yards in two of his previous three video games vs. the Colts. The Titans want Mariota to remain sizzling, however he’ll want some assist from his targets, together with receiver Corey Davis, who's coming off a monstrous sport.
Finish the (Dangerous) Luck
Coach Mike Vrabel didn’t beat across the bush – he advised his soccer staff this week that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is 9-Zero towards the Titans. None of these video games matter going into this Sunday’s contest, in fact. Tennessee’s problem is to discover a option to fluster Luck, one thing current opponents haven’t been in a position to do. Luck has thrown 26 TDs vs solely 9 INTs. He hasn’t been sacked prior to now 4 video games. The Titans made life depressing for Patriots QB Tom Brady on Sunday. Can they do the identical to Luck?
Run the Ball
Dion Lewis has been the staff’s most efficient again this season, and the Titans will want him on Sunday. However let’s not neglect how a lot success bruising working again Derrick Henry has had vs. the Colts in his profession. Henry ran for 131 yards and a landing in a Week 6 win vs. the Colts final season, and he racked up 79 yards within the second assembly. He averaged six-plus yards per carry in two video games vs. Indy final season. The Titans want to set up the run vs. the Colts, irrespective of who's toting the rock.
The Tight Ends
Titans tight finish Jonnu Smith has emerged in current weeks. Smith has touchdowns in back-to-back video games, and he’s taking part in like a man with renewed confidence. The Titans hope he’ll stick with it. However the protection faces a giant problem on the opposite aspect of the ball in Colts tight finish Eric Ebron. Not solely does Ebron lead the staff in catches (39) and receiving yards (463), however he additionally has 9 landing catches. Then there's Colts tight finish Jack Doyle, who's again after an damage and making performs once more himself. The Titans have performed a pleasant job vs. opposing tight ends this yr, they usually’ll have to defend the place effectively once more.
Particular Groups
The Titans are ranked No.1 within the NFL in kickoff returns, on the energy of a 35.9-yard common from return man Darius Jennings. Return man Adoree’ Jackson has additionally carried out effectively returning punts, and helped subject place, whereas kicker Ryan Succop and punter Brett Kern have been efficient. Jennings gave the Titans a spark on the opening kickoff vs. the Patriots, and in a sport vs. an AFC South the place the groups know one another so effectively, a giant play on particular groups could possibly be the distinction.
Third Down Effectivity
Courting again to Week 7’s matchup towards the Chargers, the Titans have proven nice enchancment on offense. One of many huge causes has been the staff’s success on third down. Since Week 7, the Titans offense has transformed 25 of its 41 makes an attempt on third down for a league-leading price of 61.Zero %. The Colts, in the meantime, have been practically as efficient because the Titans on third down – they're third within the NFL at 59.5 % since Week 7. How effectively every staff performs on third down might play a giant half within the ultimate consequence.
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