It can't get much worse for the Indianapolis Colts. A 62-7 humiliation at the hands of the New Orleans Saints in prime time last week has got to be the bottom of the barrel for the Peyton Manning-less and hopeless Colts.
The Tennessee Titans are also looking for a bounce-back game after a rough day against their division rival Houston Texans last Sunday. In the wake of a solid start to the season, the Titans have dropped their last two games and looked awful doing so.
Colts president Bill Polian said earlier this week that the team is staying the course and that they just need to execute better. But their problems go far beyond the fact that Peyton Manning isn't under center.
The most egregious failing is in the Colts secondary. With the exception of Jerraud Powers and Antoine Bethea, their other starters are well below average. Jacob Lacey's blown coverages and Terrence Johnson's missed tackles are becoming legendary.
While the Titans don't have scary weapons in the passing game with Kenny Britt on the sidelines, expect Matt Hasselbeck to test the Colts' suspect cornerbacks early and often.
Titans running back Chris Johnson has been a huge disappointment this year. After getting a fat contract in the offseason, he has stumbled out of the gate this year to a putrid 2.9 yards per carry average. A date with the undersized Colts defensive line may be just what he needs to get his season back on track.
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Updated Score: Colts- 10, Titans- 27