Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans hosted the AFC South rival Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football with a playoff spot at stake and lost by a score of 33-17 in the 2018 regular season finale.
On Indianapolis’ opening possession, Colts QB Andrew Luck marched his team 92 yards down the field for a scoring drive. Luck threw a 17-yard pass to Colts RB Nyheim Hines, a 24-yard toss to Colts WR Dontrelle Inman, an 18-yard ball to Colts WR T.Y. Hilton, and a 13-yard strike to Colts TE Eric Ebron. Ultimately, Luck connected with Inman for an 11-yard touchdown and a 7-0 Colts lead.
Early in the second quarter, Indianapolis tacked on a second score as Luck threw a nine-yard touchdown to Ebron to go ahead, 14-0. On the Colts’ next possession, Luck’s first pass was immediately intercepted by LB Jayon Brown and ran into the endzone for a 22-yard pick-six. Tennessee got on the board, 14-7.
Later in the second quarter, after a Colts field goal, the Titans tacked on a 38-yard field goal to cut Indianapolis’ lead to one score heading into halftime, 17-10.
On the Colts first drive of the second half, Luck constructed a 68-yard scoring drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown pass to Colts TE Ryan Hewitt and a 24-10 Indianapolis lead. Later in the third quarter, the Titans inched closer with a quick two play scoring drive that encapsulated 55 yards. RB Derrick Henry rushed once for 33 yards, and QB Blaine Gabbert tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to TE Luke Stocker as Tennessee made it a one-score game again, 24-17.
In the fourth quarter, with the Titans driving, Gabbert threw an interception to Colts CB Kenny Moore II. Indianapolis capitalized on the turnover with a 25-yard field goal to increase the lead, 27-17. Colts RB Marlon Mack also added an eight-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter. Tennessee was unable to overcome the deficit, and fell to Indianapolis by a final score of 33-17.
Tennessee Titans 17, Indianapolis Colts 33
Week 17 | Sunday, December 30th, 2018 | 7:20pm CT | Nissan Stadium