Ryan Tannehill has brought the Tennessee Titans back to life.
After a 2-4 start, Tannehill has guided the Titans to a 4-1 mark over the last five games, keeping the team alive in the playoff picture.He’s been outstanding in his short time as the starter, but can he deliver against the Colts? Indianapolis has owned the Titans for the past several years. However, no T.Y. Hilton, no Eric Ebron, and no Marlon Mack — this is setting up to become a situation that the Titans must take advantage of.
The Colts also sit at 6-5 in the exact same situation as the Titans, but Jacoby Brissett is going to have to keep Indy ticking on Sunday afternoon with a skeleton crew. Expect Jonathan Williams to carry the load again for the Colts, who has been great in place of Mack. Back to back 100 yard games has been the formula for Frank Reich, who will look to replicate that success against Dean Pees’ front on Sunday.
Despite those injuries, Tennessee enters the weekend as a road underdog. The Colts are favored by two points, while the total sits at 43 points. This line opened as high as 2.5, but has been pushed down to 2 over the last couple of days.
The Titans are 2-3 on the road this year, putting up a dud of an effort on their last road trip to Carolina. Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games — each of those games going over the projected total.
A big challenge for the Titans on Sunday will be conquering the Colts’ 7th ranked rush defense. Derrick Henry has been rolling in the last two games, but will face a much stiffer test this week. Can Ryan Tannehill make up the difference?
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