Titans’ Derrick Henry uses his strength for big TD vs. Colts

Ross Houston
December 2, 2019

The Colts' loss on Sunday to the Titans doesn't completely dash Indy's playoff hopes, but now they'll need all kinds of help to get back into the playoff picture in the AFC, either within the AFC South Division or as a wild card. But all the Colts can control from this point is how they respond over their final four games; Reich said owner Jim Irsay challenged his team after the game to figure out a way to go 4-0 from this point to finish 10-6. Adam Vinatieri has missed kicks; the unit has botched the snap-hold and, on Sunday, they figured out a new way to fail to deliver in the clutch.

Sunday marked just the third time in Vinatieri's 24-year career that he missed three field goals in a game.

It was that kind of day. By way of his size, he has also been one of the most hard backs to tackle, and he showcased that mesmerizing blend of size and speed during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts when he scampered into the end zone.

The Colts racked up 391 yards of total offense, but Jacoby Brissett's two interceptions were absolute back-breakers.

Titans: Allowed five sacks in the first half but only one in the second half. They couldn't block on field goals for some reason, and as a result it was a 13-point swing.

Imagine saying at the beginning of the season that the Titans would finally exercise their demons against the Colts, and it would be thanks to Tannehill, Raymond, Cruikshank and Smith. He did not play in the second half. Indianapolis clearly missed T.Y. Hilton, who sat out with a calf injury. He was filling in for an injured Kenny Moore (ankle).

It was a breakthrough moment for the Titans and while stars like Henry, Byard and Ryan played their usual roles it was the afterthoughts on this roster the last time these two teams met back in week two that made the difference. The special teams were absolute trash the entire game, and have been all season.

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