Titans defensive back Dane Cruikshank basically came in untouched for the block, with the ball bouncing to cornerback Tye Smith, who scooped it up and returned it 63 yards for a touchdown. Jacoby Brissett can hardly say the same. Instead, the 46-year-old kicker missed the first one wide right and had the second blocked after kicking it low and left. Key number two about the Titans receivers.
The touchdown helped the Titans top 30 points for the third straight week and put the game out of reach. Losing 4 of 5 isn't going to get you into the playoffs.More news: Hunt for pair after miracle outback rescue
The Colts offense ran three plays after that turnover. Brissett finished Sunday's game completing 25-of-40 passes for 319 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for a 74.9 overall passer rating. Fast forward two minutes, and the Titans have a 14-point lead. Two of his field goals were blocked, and Vinatieri missed his first try of the day from 55 yards.
For awhile, they delivered.
There were some important lessons we learned about the Tennessee Titans during their Week 13 win against the Indianapolis Colts.More news: Wintry weather wreaks holiday weekend havoc across much of the U.S.
" "CHUNK PLAYS": The primary ingredient missing from the Colts' Week 12 loss to the Texans was a lack of success down the field in the passing game; Indy defines a "chunk" passing play as a throw that nets at least 16 yards, and Indy that night was shut out in that category".
The Colts recorded a season-high six sacks along along with two forced fumbles in those first three quarters, but even the stout defense fell apart late. He was filling in for an injured Kenny Moore (ankle).More news: HIV rate continues decline to record low in British Columbia: Health Ministry