The Tennessee Titans faced the Indianapolis Colts two weeks ago, so they’re fresh on many minds. What can the Titans improve on from that game?
With the Tennessee Titans’ 34-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts coming only two weeks ago, Titans fans, players, and coaches still remember what went wrong in that game. There were a few things that went wrong, and if the Titans can fix some of those issues, then they’ll have a pretty good chance at winning on Sunday.
Both teams sit at 7-3 and will look to take sole possession of the AFC South with a win. The Titans lost its home game against the Colts, so if the Titans want to win the second matchup of the season, then they’ll have to do it in Indianapolis.
One big issue for the Titans came on the defensive side of the football. Some might say that was the main reason the Titans lost to the Colts. From a poor gameplan to poor execution, it was bad all around for the Titans’ defense.
The Colts receivers had quite a day against the Titans two weeks ago. Most of Philip Rivers‘ 308 passing yards came on short passes with the receivers doing most of the leg work.
If the Titans want to nip that in the bud, then they’ll have to come into Sunday’s game with a much more aggressive gameplan.
I don’t think it’s fair to blame the loss entirely on the defense, though. The offense struggled in certain areas and failed to keep up the Colts’ offense. Adjustments needed to be made on both sides of the football, and it looked like some of those adjustments were made against the Ravens.
We know that the Colts’ defense is elite, so it’s not easy to just point at an area where the Titans struggled and magically fix the issue. The Colts are going to look to repeat what they did defensively two weeks ago again on Sunday.
If the Titans want to overcome the elite Colts defense, they will need to get creative, but not too creative, and find ways to exploit the defense. We know the Titans can run the ball against the Colts, so they’ll need to use their success on the ground to their advantage with play-action passes to keep the defense guessing and hope they guess wrong a few times.
There’s no doubt this should be a fun game, and hopefully, the Titans can keep it fun for all four quarters and stay competitive for the full 60 minutes. The Titans and Colts kick off at Noon on Sunday for all of the AFC South marbles as we enter the final few weeks of the season.