TEN
Tennessee (14-1-1)
Titans
45
TIE
45
Indianapolis (11-4-1)
Colts
IND

Indianapolis, IN – At times, a game can be so impactful that it defines a teams season. On Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts welcomed the Tennessee Titans into Lucas Oil Stadium for what was a thriller from kickoff to the final whistle of an overtime tie.

Yes, a tie. Five quarters was not enough for the two teams that combined for 90 total points, over 1300 yards, a whopping 6 turnovers, all with 100% red zone efficiency while maintaining the discipline of only 57 combined penalty yards (only 5 of which came for your Titans). In what was pegged as the 2K OLF game of the week and an important early divisional showdown came up with everyone wondering if either of these teams would have anything left in the tank for the next 14 matches on their schedules.

The Titans trailed for the bulk of the game, as the Colts took the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and never looked back on the big plays. Despite scoring six touchdowns, they only made 1 trip to the red zone. The Titans however, took a more methodical driving approach as they matched Indianapolis score for score by using the bruising Derrick Henry at running back. Henry marched for a whopping 222 yards and 3 touchdowns on 28 carries and added another 6 catches for 43 yards through the air.

The passing game with Marcus Mariota struggled for a second week, as the ball hawking Colts defense was able to pick him off 4 times. There was however some silver lining to the rough showing, as rookie wide receiver Lamarcus Chris lead all Titans receivers with 6 catches for 87 yards and his first professional touchdown in the regular season. Backup tight end A.J. Derby would go on to snag the second Mariota touchdown of the day, his only reception in a crucial 4th quarter drive that sent the game to overtime.

A goal line stand in overtime kept the Colts from clinching it, and Marcus Mariota patiently drove the team down to the other end for a Ryan Succop kick that left not enough time remaining for any Indianapolis sudden death answer.

Some notable stats from the game:

  • Both teams combined to punt only 5 times in 5 quarters of football, 3 for Indianapolis and just 2 for Brett Kern.
  • Nyheim Hines housed the opening kickoff a whopping 103 yards without being touched.
  • Derrick Henry broke 13 tackles on the day.

Next week, Tennessee is off to Kansas City to meet the Chiefs while the Indianapolis Colts will head west to face the Oakland Raiders. Both teams are now 1-0-1 on the year.

TEAM STATS

Penalties
1 3
Penalty yards
5 52
Total first downs
22 8
3rd down efficiency
9 - 15 , 60.0% 2 - 6 , 33.3%
4th down effiency
1 - 1 , 100.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
2 point conversion
0 - 0 , 0.0% 0 - 0 , 0.0%
Trips to red zone
5 1
Red zone touchdowns
5 0
Red zone field goals
0 1
Red zone efficiency
100.0% 100.0%
Defensive sacks
1 1
Defensive forced fumbles
0 0
Defensive F.F. recovered
0 0

Stats

AWAY STATS
HOME STATS
Passing
Tennessee Titans
Player
qbr
com/att
pct
yds
td
int
sck
M.Mariota 63.2 19 / 32 59.4 234 2 4 1
Rushing
Tennessee Titans
Player
att
yds
lng
td
avg
big
yac
D.Henry 28 222 49 3 7.9 3 15
M.Mariota 12 63 11 1 5.3 0 1
D.Lewis 2 9 5 0 4.5 0 4
L.Chris 1 4 4 0 4.0 0 3
C.Davis 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 2
M.Wallace 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Receiving
Tennessee Titans
Player
rec
yds
avg
td
yac
lng
drop
L.Chris 6 87 14.5 1 1 36 0
D.Henry 6 43 7.2 0 56 23 0
M.Wallace 2 39 19.5 0 16 20 0
D.Walker 2 35 17.5 0 4 26 0
A.Derby 1 16 16.0 1 2 16 0
C.Davis 2 14 7.0 0 4 11 2
Defense
Tennessee Titans
Player
tckl
sck
pdef
int
int yds
td
ff
ffr
R.Evans 3 1.0 0 1 -2 0 0 0
L.Ryan 1 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M.Butler 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Correa 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L.Sims 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
W.Woodyard 7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Byard 1 0.0 0 1 21 0 0 0
K.Vaccaro 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0
A.Jackson 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Hankins 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Cyprien 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K.Oldham 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Myrick 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B.Orakpo 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Tennessee Titans
Player
fg
fg pct
lng
xp
xp pct
50+
50+ pct
R.Succop 1 / 1 100.0 43 6 / 6 100.0 0 / 0 0.0
Punting
Tennessee Titans
Player
punts
yds
avg
tb
in20
lng
blk
B.Kern 2 83 37.5 0 1 45 0