Despite losing three straight, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts are still within a game of the AFC South leaders, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Facing the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night, we are getting to the point in the season where the phrase must-win comes into play.
The Titans aren't out of the playoff hunt either, but losing five straight after starting the season 5-2 just seems like they don't have the heart to stay in the hunt.
The big matchup of the game is Reggie Wayne against Cortland Finnegan. The Titans stud corner gained notoriety this season by getting under the skin of Andre Johnson, and Wayne is very familiar with his style of play.
If Finnegan can take Wayne out of the game, it could spell trouble for Manning because he hasn't found another go-to guy due to injuries.