An important matchup in the AFC South as the division-leading Titans have the chance to sweep the Colts and pretty much tie up the division at the season’s halfway point. Can a resurgent Colts side halt this Titans impressive run, or will King Henry & Co run over Indy again?
The Titans are on one hell of a two-game stretch. After beating last year’s AFC runners up Buffalo on a game-winning 4th down stand, they then went into Arrowhead and proceeded to kick the crap out of the reigning back to back AFC champion Chiefs, holding Mahomes and the heralded KC offense to only 3 points! Derrick Henry is still the be-all and end-all of this Titans attack, but Ryan Tannehill should be able to enjoy a clean pocket, as the Colts rank inside the bottom three in the NFL for pressure rate. Even with this though, don’t expect Tannehill to light it up through the air as he’s only had two games this season with north of 30 pass attempts.
Indy got a big win over the San Francisco 49ers on SNF in Week 7. Carson Wentz played well in conditions not conducive to passing the football, whilst Jonathan Taylor played very well in conditions made to run the football in. Taylor posted his fourth straight 100+ total yards game as he ran all over San Fran for 107 yards and a score in the win. JT has yet to play 50% or more of the offensive snaps in a game vs Tennessee in his career, but that’ll have to change if Indy are going to salvage a chance at the division with a win here.
Spread: Titans +2.5
Game Prediction: Colts 21-20 Titans
Best Bet: Ryan Tannehill under 31.5 passing attempts & Jonathan Taylor over 78.5 rushing yards @ 11/4 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]