Luck-y Colts, Host Struggling Titans in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sept 28thNoah Williams
Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts will look to record consecutive victories for the first time this season when they host the struggling Tennessee Titans in a Week 5 AFC South division matchup that looks more like a mismatch than anything else if you ask me.
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Date: September 28
Start Time: 1PM EST
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Lucas Oil Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Live Stream: NFL Sunday Ticket
Radio: NFL Audio Pass
Spread: Indianapolis -7.5
Last week the Titans and fans alike were were saddened when the news surfaced around about the passing of former Titans kicker Rob Bironas. Bironas remains the Titans all time points leader.
— Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) September 26, 2014
The Colts are 7.5 home favorites and are the far superior team, so if the Titants have any hopes of winning this game they will need to win the turnover battle. If the Titans allow Andrew Luck and the Colts offense to control the tempo of the game, the Colts will dominate this game. Click here for more NFL Sunday betting odds.
Bet Football Spreads Preview For Week 4 – Titans Vs. Colts
Indianapolis (1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS) steamrolled Jacksonville in its 44-17 Week 3 win to easily cash in as a 6-point road favorite and record their first victory of the season.
The Colts were led to victory by their gifted quarterback as Luck matched a career high with four touchdown passes while throwing for 370 yards in Indy’s commanding victory.
Luck completed 31 of 39 passes for a career-best 79.5 completion percentage while helping the Colts to its highest scoring output since 2007.
"It makes everything feel better," Luck said. "It’s good to have a win, but you realize it’s just one and we’ve got to get our home record back on track now."
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) September 25, 2014
Tennessee (1-2 SU, 1-2 ATS) was on the wrong end of a 33-7 loss against Cincinnati in Week 3 while failing to cover the spread as a 6.5-point road underdog.
The Bengals forced Titans quarterback Jake Locker into a dismal performance. Locker completed 17 for 34 passes for 185 yards with two interceptions in the loss. Locker has been picked off four times in the last two games while completing a pitiful 51.5 percent of his passes.
"Jake has to play better," Whisenhunt said after Sunday’s loss. "We all have to play better."
The Titans been outscored 59-17 in consecutive losses since laying a 26-10 smackdown on Kansas City in its 2014 regular season opener.
"What’s happening to us is when we have an opportunity to make a play, we’re not making it," Whisenhunt said. "We’re not making the catch. We’re not making the tackle. We’re not making the kick."
Game Analysis: Look, there’s no sense in beating around the bush with this pick, for several simple reasons.
First and foremost, the Colts are the better team on both sides of the ball. The also have the better starting quarterback in this matchup and have home-field advantage on their side. I advised NFL gamblers that last week’s Colts contest was an absolute lock – and I feel the exact same way about this week’s AFC South divisional battle.
Every time I start to have the slightest belief that Jake Locker is going to make it as a starter, I’m reminded why he’s never been much more than mediocre. Unfortunately for the Titans, Locker is not close to being the kind of caliber quarterback that Indy’s young Andrew Luck is, nor will he ever be.
Tennessee is 1-6-1 ATS in its last eight games and just 1-3-1 ATS in its last five games on the road while Indianapolis has gone 4-1 ATS in its last five home games.
I fully expect Luck and the Colts to get another fairly emphatic win in this Week 4 division battle, even if it isn’t as overpowering as their Week 3 rout of Jacksonville.