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Tennessee Titans vs. Indianapolis Colts History – Clarksville Online

By October 1, 2022October 4th, 2022Sports events

Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts have played in 55 games all-time, including the playoffs. The Colts lead the series 35-20.

After splitting the series in 2019 and 2020, the Titans won both games in 2021. The Colts swept the Titans every year from 2012 to 2016, until 2017 when the Titans swept the season series for the first time since 2002.

In the first meeting of 2021 (September 26), the Titans won 25-16 at Nissan Stadium. Ryan Tannehill completed three touchdown passes and Derrick Henry rushed for 113 yards to help the Titans earn their second straight victory over the Colts.

In the 2021 rematch at Lucas Oil Stadium (October 31), the game went to overtime before an interception by safety Kevin Byard put kicker Randy Bullock in position for a game-winning 44-yard field goal to carry the Titans at 34-31 wins. It was a costly win, however, as Henry suffered an injury that would see him miss the rest of the regular season.

The Titans and Colts have met only once in the playoffs, a 19-16 Titans victory in a divisional playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 16, 1999. Eddie George rushed for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run to help lead Tennessee in its run to Super Bowl XXXIV.

Three years later, in 2002, the NFL realigned and the AFC South was created. The Titans left AFC Central and the Colts left AFC East to form half of the new division.

The teams first played each other in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger. The then Baltimore Colts defeated the then Houston Oilers 24-20 in the Colts’ run to a Super Bowl V championship.

Most recent matches

2020 Week 10 • Nov. 12, 2020 • COLTS 34 to Titans 17

The Indianapolis Colts score the last 24 points of the game to defeat the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football. The Titans’ second half featured three straight possessions ending in a 17-yard punt, a punt blocked by the Colts for a touchdown, and a field goal miss, leading directly to 21 total points for the Colts.

Colts quarterback Philip Rivers passes for 308 yards and a touchdown, while running back Nyheim Hines has 115 yards from scrimmage (70 rushing, 45 receiving) and two total touchdowns. Derrick Henry rushes for 103 yards on 19 carries.

2020 Week 12 • Nov 29, 2020 • TITANS 45 to Colts 26

In a 7-3 battle, the Tennessee Titans win to take the lead in AFC South. Derrick Henry has 178 yards on 27 rushing attempts and in the first half alone he had 140 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Titans score touchdowns on five of their six possessions in the first half. After the Indianapolis Colts tied the score at 14-14 in the second quarter, the Titans scored the next 24 points.

AJ Brown (98 receiving yards) scores on a 69-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter and adds a 42-yard touchdown return on an onside Colts kickoff attempt in the fourth quarter. The Titans have 449 yards, including 229 rushing yards.

2021 Week 3 • September 26, 2021 • Colts 16 to TITANS 25

Ryan Tannehill passes for 197 yards and completes touchdown passes to running back Jeremy McNichols and wide receivers Nick Westbrook-Ikhine and Chester Rogers. Derrick Henry rushes for 113 yards and adds another 31 receiving yards. Tannehill is the victim of two Colts interceptions.

The Titans defense limits the Colts to 265 total yards, three third conversions on 12 attempts and a 66.7 passer rating by Carson Wentz. Outside linebacker Ola Adeniyi leads the Titans with a career-high 1.5 sacks.

2021 Week 8 • Oct. 31, 2021 • TITANS 34 to Colts 31 (OT)

Randy Bullock provided the winning score with a 44-yard field goal in overtime that was set up by Kevin Byard’s interception of a Carson Wentz pass. The Titans overcame a 14-0 deficit early in the second quarter. Ryan Tannehill completes three touchdown passes, including a 57-yard one to AJ Brown. Brown has 155 yards on 10 catches.

Elijah Molden’s interception and two-yard touchdown return gave the Titans the lead late in the fourth quarter, but the Colts responded with a touchdown with 22 seconds left to force overtime.