Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts head to Tennessee to take on the Titans in a game that pales in comparison to the match up it used to be.
Remember the days of Peyton Manning and Steve McNair—the epic battles, the high-powered offenses, the near-constant jockeying for a spot on the All Pro team or for MVP votes. These two teams are hoping Luck and Jake Locker eventually step into those shoes, but this game just doesn't have the luster it used to.
The Colts (3-3) are outperforming many expectations for their season and much of that has to do with the play of their rookie passer. It certainly couldn't be many of the players around him on offense who (save Reggie Wayne) have disappointed in support of Luck.
The Colts defense, however, has improved under the watchful gaze of Chuck Pagano and Greg Manusky. The Colts have gotten after the passer in their new 3-4 front and will certainly try to harass whoever is under center for the Titans.
Tennessee (3-4) is going to re-evaluate Locker this week who has been sitting with injury. Even if Locker is healthy, however, Hasselbeck may be the better option for the Titans in 2012. The savvy veteran has the team on a two-game winning streak and Chris Johnson has had a resurgence now that teams can't shut down the passing game so easily.
The Titans' best asset is their underrated twin tackles—Michael Roos and David Stewart. How that tandem protects the quarterback (whoever is undercenter) will determine who wins this game.
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