Series History between Titans and Colts
Nashville, TN – This week’s game will mark the 49th all-time contest between the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts. The Colts lead the series 32-16.
In the first meeting of 2018, played on November 18th at Lucas Oil Stadium, Andrew Luck totaled 297 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Colts to a 38-10 victory. Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota left the game in the second quarter due to an elbow injury.
Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half at Nissan Stadium on October 16th, 2017. (Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports)
The last time the Titans and Colts met at Nissan Stadium was Monday night, October 16th, 2017, when the Titans snapped the Colts’ 11-game winning streak in the series with a 36-22 victory.
The Titans scored 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a 53-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to Taywan Taylor that broke a 22-22 tie.
In 2017, the Titans swept the season series with the Colts for the first time since 2002. Prior to 2017, the Colts swept the season series every year from 2012 through 2016.
The Titans and Colts have met only once in the postseason, a 19-16 Titans victory in a Divisional Playoff game in the RCA Dome on January 16th, 1999. Eddie George rushed for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run to help lead Tennessee during its run to Super Bowl XXXIV.
Three years later, in 2002, the NFL realigned, and the AFC South was created. The Titans moved from the AFC Central, and the Colts moved from the AFC East to form half of the new division.
The teams first clashed in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger. The then-Baltimore Colts defeated the then-Houston Oilers 24-20 during the Colts’ run to a Super Bowl V Championship.
Most Recent Matchups
2016 Week 11 • Nov. 20, 2016 • Titans 17 at COLTS 24
The Colts score the game’s first 21 points, but the Titans battle back to score 17 unanswered. Trailing by seven points, the Titans are stopped on fourth-and-one at the Indianapolis 19-yard line inside final three minutes. Marcus Mariota passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns, including a 34-yarder to Tajaé Sharpe.
Rishard Matthews catches nine passes for 122 yards. Andrew Luck passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns.
Luck completes two 50-yard passes and one 49-yard attempt.
2017 Week 6 • Oct. 16, 2017 • Colts 22 at TITANS 36
In a Monday night game, Marcus Mariota passes for 306 yards and a touchdown, and Ryan Succop connects on five field goals. Mariota’s 53-yard touchdown pass to receiver Taywan Taylor breaks a 22-22 tie in the fourth quarter, and Derrick Henry’s 72-yard touchdown run seals the victory.
Henry totals 131 yards on 19 carries, and DeMarco Murray adds 40 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Titans defense limits the Colts and quarterback Jacoby Brissett to 22 percent on third down in the game and 111 total yards in the second half. Colts linebacker John Simon scores on a 26-yard interception return.
2017 Week 12 • Nov. 26, 2017 • TITANS 20 at Colts 16
DeMarco Murray scores the go-ahead touchdown on a one-yard run with 5:59 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Titans erase a 10-point deficit in the second half. The Titans defense sacks Jacoby Brissett eight times, tied for the third-highest single-game sack total in Titans/Oilers history.
Led by Derrick Henry (79 rushing yards in the game), the Titans collect 89 of their 92 total rushing yards in the fourth quarter. Kevin Byard recovers a fumble on the Indianapolis four-yard line to set up a touchdown.
2018 Week 11 • Nov. 18, 2018 • Titans 10 at COLTS 38 • 5-5
Andrew Luck completes 23 of 29 passes for 297 yards with three touchdowns, no interceptions and a 143.8 passer rating. The Colts outscore the Titans 24-3 in the first half. Blaine Gabbert finishes the game at quarterback for the Titans after Marcus Mariota leaves in the second quarter with an elbow injury.
The Colts defense records two interceptions and five sacks. Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton totals 155 yards and two scores.