The Colts have won three games in a row and they now control their own destiny as far as the playoffs are concerned. If they win this Sunday they will be the AFC South Champions with either a #3 or a #4 seed. The Titans have lost 7 of their last 8 games but they might be inspired to spoil the Colts’ season. They only lost by 2 points (30-28) in the first meeting between these teams just three weeks ago. Here is a look at the matchups in this game:
When the Colts have the ball: The Colts are going to come out throwing against the Titans. The Titans are giving up 251.7 yards passing per game so look for Manning to spread the ball around to Reggie Wayne, Pierre Garcon, Jacob Tamme and Blair White. Joseph Addai, Dominic Rhodes and Donald Brown will also be active running the ball but they will have to earn every yard against a Titans’ D that is only allowing 3.9 yards per carry.
When the Titans have the ball: The Colts need to key on stopping Chris Johnson and it won’t be easy as the Colts are giving up 132.1 yards rushing per game and 4.7 yards per carry. The Colts can force Kerry Collins into making big mistakes if they can get a good pass rush on him this Sunday. But, the Colts will need to key on stopping Kenny Britt (who has been outstanding this year) and TE Jared Cook who is developing into one of Kerry Collins’ favorite targets.
PREDICTION: COLTS 30, TITANS 23