You simply cannot overlook the first divisional game of the 2014 season when deciding the most important games of the Titans' 2014 schedule. It's multiplied even more when you see that it's Andrew Luck and the Colts.
This game will mark the third-straight road opponent that made the playoffs in 2013 for the Titans. It's a tall task for a team that will be made up of a lot of new faces, including maybe even a new starting quarterback by this point.
The Colts have to be the early favorite to win the AFC South, and John Glennon of the Tennessean has the Colts as the favorite in the division. Luck is going to continue to blossom into an elite quarterback, and Lucas Oil Stadium has become a very tough place to play as the opposition.
It's hard to predict this game right now due in large part to the fluidity of the Titans' current quarterback situation.
Will Jake Locker being playing at the high level early on that he was playing at last season? Will he even still be the starter? These are just a couple questions that we'll have answers to when this game comes up on the schedule.
This could potentially set the tone for the division race based on who walks away from this game with the win. The Titans stand to gain a little bit more if they could somehow manage to steal a valuable road win within the division.
It can be argued that these teams are much more evenly matched despite the Colts' recent domination of the series. The four-straight losses the Titans have against the Colts have come by a combined 21 points.
If the Titans win this game, then consider the first quarter of the season a mild success, at the very least.