Costly mistakes hurt the Titans, as the Colts turned on the heat in the second half, 34-17
Tennessee- Missed field goals hurt the Titans, as they were defeated by the Colts 34-17.
The Titans started out the game against the Colts with some trickery. They faked a hand off on a kickoff to gash Indianapolis for a 40-yard gain. Six plays later, Ryan Tannehill threw a six-yard touchdown strike to put the Titans on the scoreboard first, 7-0. After the opening score, the Titans' offense was pretty flat. Going into the second quarter, the Titans tacked on a field goal to extend their lead over Indianapolis, 10-7. The Titans' defense allowed the Colts to go down the field and kick a field goal to tie the game up at 10-10.
Midway in the second quarter, Tannehill hit eight different players to march his team down the field and scored on a one yard touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith to go up 17-10. At the end of the break, the Titans was clinging onto a four point, 17-13.
In the second half, the Titans' offense stalled a bit, but their defense stopped the Colts on a fourth and goal mid way through the third quarter to keep their lead. However with two minutes left in the quarter, the defense collapsed and the Colts scored a touchdown to take the lead.
Things got worse for the Titans, as the Colts blocked a punt, recovered the ball, and took it to the house to extend their lead 27-17.
In the fourth quarter, the Titans missed a field goal, which could have cut the Colts' lead to a one possession game. After the miss, the Colts took it right down the field and scored a touchdown to make it a 34-17 victory.
Tannehill finished the game 15 out of 27, 147 yards, and 1 touchdown
Derrick Henry finished with 19 touches for 103 yards.