Robert Mathis suspended four games for PED use.

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts best defender made a huge mistake and will miss the first four games of the season.

The Tennessee Titans have just had a major stroke of luck. The opening four games for the Titans (Kansas City, Dallas, Cincinnati, Indianapolis) is comprised of three 2013 playoff teams and a Dallas Cowboys team that has a very good offense. However, with a four-game suspension to their best defensive player, the Colts just became a lot more beatable.

In the last two years, the Titans have (on average) lost to the Colts by less than five points per game. That essentially almost always boiled down to a big Donald Brown run. However the Colts are not the team that the media is making them out to be and the Titans now have a very winnable game on the road against Indy.

Lets look at what has happened over the past year:

-Donald Brown AKA Titans kryptonite is now gone.

-Reggie Wayne is another year older and is coming off of an ACL tear, an injury notorious for damaging production a year after the injury.

-They lost their starting center.

-They traded a first round pick for Trent Richardson who has looked terrible ever since the move.

-The Colts had a terrible draft by their own admission. Well, not their own admission, but the fine folks over at Stampede Blue gave it a resounding 'F'.

-Now Robert Mathis, the driving force on a mediocre defense, is suspended the first four games of the season.

I'm not saying the Colts are going to go 6-10, but the gap between the Titans and Colts is not as wide as some would expect and with new coaching and a decent draft there is room to be optimistic.

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