The Tennessee Titans collapse in the second half and lose to the Indianapolis Colts, and that’s very bad news for the Titans moving forward.
The Tennessee Titans didn’t need to beat the Indianapolis Colts, but a win would’ve given the Titans a huge advantage moving forward. Unfortunately, the Titans didn’t just lose to the Colts; they were effectively blown out after collapsing in the second half.
The Titans lost by 17 points, 34-17, but after having a pretty solid first half, everything fell apart in the second half. The Titans led the Colts at halftime 17-14, but the Colts came for blood and forced the Titans’ special teams to play offense for the Colts.
The Titans special teams virtually gave the Colts 14 points to open the second half after new punter Trevor Daniel kicked a 17-yard punt from the endzone and gave the Colts great field position, which ended in a touchdown. Daniel followed that up with having his next punt blocked, which was scooped and scored.
After recently having a three-point lead, the Titans were all of a sudden down by double-digits early in the second half. It didn’t look like a comeback was in sight as Ryan Tannehill also completely collapsed after a pretty dominant first quarter.
Tannehill had a hot start by throwing for over 50 yards in the first quarter and getting the Titans into the endzone early, but he finished the night with a total of 147 passing yards after not being able to do virtually anything through the air for the final three quarters.
One positive you can take out of this game is that Derrick Henry had another 100-yard rushing game. Henry finished the night with 103 rushing yards on 19 carries and almost had as many total yards as Tannehill on the night.
The Titans now fall to 6-3, drop to second in the AFC South after losing the tiebreaker to the 6-3 Colts. Now, the Titans will have a few extra days to rest and prepare for its next game against the Baltimore Ravens.