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Tennessee Titans history against Indianapolis Colts

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week’s game will mark the 45th all-time contest between the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts lead the series 30-14.

The Colts currently own a 10-game winning streak over the Titans, including sweeps in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The last time the Titans won was October 30th, 2011. The 10-game losing streak is the Titans’ longest current winless skid against any NFL team.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 28th, 2014. (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst (12) drops back to pass during the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on September 28th, 2014. (Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports)

The last time the Titans and Colts met at Lucas Oil Stadium was the 2015 finale (played on January 3rd, 2016), when Colts backup quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley got the best of the Titans and quarterbacks Zach Mettenberger and Alex Tanney.

Colts starter Andrew Luck and Titans starter Marcus Mariota were both sidelined with injuries. The Colts prevailed 30-24.

In the initial meeting of 2016, played at Nissan Stadium on October 23rd, the Colts won a tightly-contested battle by a final score of 34-26. The Titans scored 10 points in the fourth quarter to grab the lead, but their hopes were dashed when the Colts scored 14 points in the final two minutes.

Andrew Luck’s touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle gave the Colts the lead, and linebacker Robert Mathis added a 14-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

The Titans and Colts have met only once in the postseason, a 19-16 Titans victory in a Divisional Playoff game in the RCA Dome on January 16th, 1999. Eddie George rushed for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run to help lead Tennessee during its run to Super Bowl XXXIV.

The teams first clashed in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger. The then-Baltimore Colts defeated the then-Houston Oilers 24-20 during the Colts’ run to a Super Bowl V Championship.

Most Recent Matchups

2014 Week 4 • Sept. 28, 2014 • Titans 17 at COLTS 41
Andrew Luck passes for 393 yards and four touchdowns … Two Colts receivers go over 100 yards — Reggie Wayne (119) and T.Y. Hilton (105) … The Colts force three turnovers, including two interceptions by safety Mike Adams … Charlie Whitehurst starts at quarterback for the Titans in place of Jake Locker (wrist) and goes 12-of-23 for 177 yards, an interception and a touchdown pass to Delanie Walker.

2014 Week 17 • Dec. 28, 2014 • COLTS 27 at Titans 10
Colts quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Matt Hasselbeck combine for 315 passing yards and three touchdowns in the season finale … Colts tight end Coby Fleener catches a pair of touchdown passes … The Titans are outgained 378 yards to 192 and limited to a season-low nine first downs … Shonn Greene accounts for 94 of the Titans’ 142 rushing yards … The Colts sack Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst four times.

2015 Week 3 • Sept. 27, 2015 • COLTS 35 at Titans 33
The Colts erase a 27-14 deficit in the fourth quarter after losing a 14-0 lead earlier … Titans fullback Jalston Fowler scores a touchdown with 47 seconds remaining but is stopped on the two-point conversion attempt that would have tied the score … Marcus Mariota passes for franchise rookie record 367 yards … Colts safety Dwight Lowery records two interceptions, including one for a touchdown.

2015 Week 17 • Jan. 3, 2016 • Titans 24 at COLTS 30
In a battle of backup quarterbacks, Zach Mettenberger (five-of-13 for 38 yards) starts for the Titans and is replaced by Alex Tanney (10-of-14 for 99 yards) due to injury … Recently-signed quarterbacks Josh Freeman and Ryan Lindley play for the Colts, and each throw a touchdown pass, including a 57-yard strike from Freeman to tight end Coby Fleener … Colts linebacker Jerrell Freeman returns an interception 23 yards for a touchdown … The Titans score touchdowns on rushes by David Cobb and Mettenberger and a reception by Dorial Green-Beckham … Adam Vinatieri boots three field goals for the Colts.

2016 Week 7 • Oct. 3, 2016 • COLTS 34 at Titans 26
Andrew Luck’s third touchdown pass of the day, a seven-yard strike to tight end Jack Doyle, gives the Colts the lead with 1:55 remaining … On the ensuring Titans drive, linebacker Robert Mathis adds to the Colts late lead with a 14-yard fumble return for a touchdown…Luck passess for 353 yards, including 133 yards to receiver T.Y. Hilton … Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota throws for two touchdowns, including a 10-yarder to left tackle Taylor Lewan in the first quarter…DeMarco Murray rushes for 107 yards for the Titans.


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