Who won the Titans vs Colts game | NFL Week 8
The Tennessee Titans needed overtime to defeat the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Ryan Tannehill had three touchdowns in the Titans 34-31 win.
The Tennessee Titans rattled off their fourth straight win in a tough divisional game in Indianapolis. Derrick Henry was limited by the Colts defense, but Randy Bullock’s overtime field goal gave the Titans the 34-31 win.
Both teams enjoyed a red hot October, and the Colts have got themselves back in the picture in the AFC South winning three of four leading up the the game with Tennessee. The Titans had won three straight since losing to the Jets back in Week 4.
Indy got off to a dream start, taking the opening possession of the game 82 yards for a touchdown. It took just two plays for the Colts to get the ball back after a Kenny Moore interception deep in Titans territory set up the second Indianapolis touchdown in the first eight minute of the game.
Tennessee’s offense was a no show for the first 10 minutes of the first quarter, until the Titans defense stopped the Colts on 4th down and Ryan Tannehill started looking for tight end Geoff Swaim.
Swaim brings the Titans offense to life
Swaim scored the Titans first touchdown on his third catch of the drive. The game took a wild turn shortly after when the Titans were driving, but faced a third and long on their own 45.
Tannehill’s pass was intercepted by Tyquan Lews who took the pick back 8 yards but fumbled giving possession back to the Titans and a first down. Tennessee needed just a play to punch a 57 yard catch and run by A.J. Brown into the end zone to tie the game up at 14.
The Colts responded well with a field goal right after the heart breaking touchdown to end the first half. Tennessee would take their first lead out of the half time break with a 14-play 75 yard drive capped off by Nick Westbrook-Ikhine’s five yard touchdown catch.
Colts battle back after fumbling the interception
Indy punched right back right before the third quarter ended when Wentz hit Jack Doyle on a five yard touchdown reception to take the 24-21 lead.
The fourth quarter got wild, especially late. A Titans field goal early in the quarter evened the game up. The Colts took the ball over from their own 8 yard line with under two minutes to go in the quarter, but on the first play of the dive Wentz threw a pick six and the Titans took a 31-24 lead with just 1:26 to go in the game.
Once again Wentz and the Colts defied odds and drove down the field and scored a game tying touchdown with 22 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
Wentz's pick six looked like the end of Colts road
After exchanging punts for the first two drives of overtime, Wentz threw and interception in Indy territory that set up a four play drive that ended with a game-winning 44 yard Randy Bullock game winning field goal.
Tannehill threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns but also tossed two picks, while Derrick Henry never got going. He ended the night with 68 yards on 28 carries.
This was the first time the Titans didn’t rely on King Henry to lead them to victory. It wasn’t pretty at times, but the Titans proved they can win games even when their MVP candidate has an off day.
Tennessee improved to 6-2 and has a commanding lead over the Colts and the rest of the AFC South