The Tennessee Titans traveled to Indianapolis to take on the Colts this Sunday in a week 12 matchup of division rivals. This was another hard-hitting defensive struggle bewtween these two teams, which the came out on top. Here is what we learned from this game:
1. You can't stop him and barely can contain him: Andrew Luck looked pretty bad for most of the game. He was overthrowing receivers, and getting sacked and hurried for most of the game until the 4th quarter. Luck led his team on a defining drive with his arm and his legs.
2. Do less, not more: Ryan Fitzpatrick got into trouble when he tried making big plays and not trusting his playmakers like Chris Johnson and Kendall Hunter. That lack of trust today probably cost his team the game.
3. Offensive line not a strength?: The Titans defensive line completely exposed the Colts offensive line by sacking Luck five times on the day. The Colts did protect Luck better in their final drive but going forward their offensive line needs to block better on pass plays and also create better holes for the running backs to go through. Especially, if this team wants to be more of a power football team.
4. No top targets: Both Luck and Fitzpatrick were missing a key receiver and it showed. Andrew Luck is still searching for a primary target to go to since Reggie Wayne went down. Coby Fleener caught a couple of balls as well as T.Y. Hilton but their offense has looked stagnant and out of rythym since Wayne went down for the season. In the Titans case, they lost Delanie Walker in the middle of the game with concussion like symptoms, but with out him being in the game, the Titans young receivers were doubled and were put in tougher positions to make plays.
5. One more win: And the Indiapolis Colts will clinch their division for the first time in three years and also a playoff spot. For the Titans, this loss really hurts their playoff chances and they will need to win their last three games and get a lot of help from the teams ahead of them.