Colts vs. Titans Rating, Outcomes: Indianapolis Protection, Particular Groups shut Tennessee within the second half
The formula for success for the Colts this season has been simple: set up a strong running game, take care of the football, and rely on a strong defense. That's exactly what they did in their 34:17 win over the Titans on Thursday Night Football.
Birthday boy Nyheim Hines, who had a career best of 115 meters, led the way to Indianapolis. 70 yards and a frenzied touchdown on 12 carrries and 45 yards and a receiving touchdown on five catches.
Philip Rivers also quietly played a crucial role, completing 29 of 39 passes (74.4 percent) for 308 yards. Rivers did a great job taking care of the football and managed to take some deep punches too. Most of these went to freshman Michael Pittman Jr., who had seven catches for 101 yards.
While the offensive was solid, Indianapolis defenses and special teams were the most important factors in the victory. The Titans were kept goalless in the second half, playing 20 games for 55 yards on their first three estates. Those three trips ended with a 17 yard punt by Trevor Daniel, a blocked punt by E.J. Smith, who was led by T.J. Carrie for a touchdown and a missed 44-yard field goal attempt by Stephen Gostkowski. The Colts took the ball into the end zone after all three games, turning a 17-13 half-time deficit into a 34-17 lead with 9:21 remaining.
The chances were there for the titans. They looked great on their inaugural run, marching 67 yards in six games for a touchdown on a 5-yard pass from Ryan Tannehill to D & # 39; onta Foreman. Gostkowski hit a 50-yarder and a close end Jonnu Smith made a devious jet sweep for a 1-yard TD run to score 17 points in the first half against the vaunted Colts defense. Derrick Henry had another solid game, running the ball 19 times for 103 yards.
Tennessee's defense, meanwhile, brought two stops down, including a stand on the goal line when the Colts first had possession in the second half. But the game was turned upside down by the first three titans who started halfway. Suddenly in a big hole, Tennessee's offense was chasing the game instead of dictating it. This made it harder for the Titans to get the ball to its abrupt retreat, forcing their game manager QB to come out of its shell. Tannehill finished the game with a 15-of-27 pass (55.6 percent) for 147 yards and a TD. He went 5 of 13 for 40 yards in the second half.
With the win, the Colts (6-3) now hold the tiebreaker over the Titans (6-3) for the first time in the AFC South.
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Colts vs. Titans score
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11:20 p.m. – FINAL: Colts 34, Titans 17.
11:12 p.m. – Colts Punt. Rigoberto Sanchez hits for the first time tonight and the Titans get the ball to play at their 16 yard line, 3:01. Backup QB Logan Woodside replaces Tannehill.
11:05 p.m. – TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Tannehills Pass on the fourth descent sails out of bounds. Colts take over at their 12-yard line, 6:52 remaining.
10:56 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Jacoby Brissett arrives for Rivers and takes the QB sneak for a 2 yard TD. Colts slide their lead to 34-17 with 9:21 remaining.
Rivers help set up the game with this 40 yard pass for rookie Wideout Michael Pittman Jr. at the start of the ride.
10:48 p.m. – WIDE RIGHT. Gostkowski misses from 44 yards and the Colts take over their 26-yard line at 12:11 in the fourth quarter. The hard end of the drive to Tennessee after a stopping penalty set her back
10:39 p.m. – END OF 3Q: Colts 27, Titans 17. Tennessee has it, first and 10 at its 40 yard line, to start the fourth quarter.
10:33 p.m. – PUNT BLOCK, TOUCHDOWN COLTS. E.J. Speed gets in and knocks down Daniels Kahn. T.J. Carrie retrieves it and runs into the end zone. Suddenly the Colts extended their lead to 27-17, 1:52 remains in the third quarter.
10:26 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Hines hits it from 2 meters away and now the Colts are leading 20-17 at 2:51 in the third quarter.
10:22 p.m. – Titans sting. Tennesse didn't have much room to work and the Colts put the ball back in a great field position after a punt – just 17 yards from Trevor Daniels' foot – on the Tennessee 27-yard line at 4:09 in the third quarter.
10:17 p.m. – TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Colts hit the 1-yard line in first possession of the second half, but Wilkins is crammed in fourth and gate. Titans take over at their 1-yard line, leaving 7:24 in the third quarter.
9:50 p.m. – HALF: Titans 17, Stallions 13. Blankenship connects from 43 yards when time is up to bring Indianapolis' deficit to 17-13 at the end of the half.
Decent job by Rivers in getting Indianapolis in gate position including that third and long conversion. But Sack forced him to tip the ball with 1 second on the clock to set up Blankenship.
9.40 p.m. – 2-minute warning. Colts have two remaining timeouts, runner-up and seventh at their 38-yard line.
9:35 p.m. – TOUCHDOWN TITANS. Jonnu Smith trots on a devious jet sweep for the 1-yard TD. Tennessee leads 17-10 with 2:54 in the first half.
9:19 pm – TOUCHDOWN, COLTS. Rivers hands it off to Nyheim Hines, who takes it up for the 13 yard score to tie it, 10-10 at 7:49 in the second quarter. This is going to be a nice little birthday present from Hines.
9:09 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, TITANS. Stephen Gostkowski hits a 50-yarder to extend Tennessee's lead to 10-3. In the first half there is still 11:12.
The Titans may have stalled, but they have started to involve Derrick Henry more into this ride, including that 20-yard run on the right.
9:01 p.m. – END OF 1Q: Titans 7, Colts 3. Tennessee has it, second and second on its 34-yard line.
8:56 p.m. – FIELD TARGET, COLTS. Jordan Wilkins hesitates on a sloping route and drops Philip Rivers' pass to third, leaving Indianapolis content with a 24-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship. Titans lead 7-3 with 36 seconds in the first quarter.
8:48 p.m. – Titans go three and go. So nothing hurt for Indianapolis after not converting in fourth place. Colts get the ball back at their 25-yard line at 5:06 am to play in the first quarter.
8:41 p.m. – TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Colts convert a fourth downward attempt but cannot convert a second as Malcom Butler pauses in fourth and 1st place. The Titans take over at their 29-yard line, 6:54 in the first quarter.
8:29 pm – TOUCHDOWN, TITANS. A lovely first ride for Ryan Tannehill as he takes Tennessee across the field and concludes it with a 5 yard pass to D & # 39; onta Foreman. Titans lead 7-0 with 11:50 in the first quarter. Six games, 67 yards on the Scoring Drive.
8:22 pm – – Colts win the roll and decide to move. Titans get the opening start.
(All times ET)
Start time for & # 39; Thursday Night Football & # 39;
- Date: Thursday November 12th
- Kick-off time: 8:20 p.m. ET
All Thursday night games during the 2020 NFL season begin at 8:20 p.m. ET, now with more TV options thanks to the inclusion of Fox on the show.
NFL week 10 schedule
Below is the full schedule for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL season.
Thursday November 12th
|game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Stallions among titans||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL Network, fuboTV|
Sunday 15th November
|game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Texans at Browns||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Washington at Lions||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Buccaneers with Panthers||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Eagles with giants||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Jaguars at Packers||1 p.m.||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bills at Cardinals||4:05 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Chargers at Dolphins||4:05 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Broncos at Raiders||4:05 pm||CBS, fuboTV|
|Seahawks at Rams||4:25 pm||Fox, fuboTV|
|Bengals at Steelers||4:25 pm||Fox, fuboTV|
|49ers at Saints||4:25 pm||Fox, fuboTV|
|Ravens with patriots||8:20 pm||NBC, fuboTV|
Monday November 16
|game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Vikings with bears||8.15 p.m.||ESPN, fuboTV|