Luck Self Implodes, Titans Take Full Advantage

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  1. ThaBayouChef

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    AFC South Battle: Titans @ Colts

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    It was a tough game for Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts, who have now dropped 3 of their last 4 against this Tennessee Titan team. The QB never seemed to get on track and he appeared to be rattled by a tough Titans defense. On the flip side QB Zac Dysert, former backup to Luck, played a game of ball control and keep away all day long. While his numbers won't jump out of the chart on you, he never turned it over and spread the ball around to 6 different options throughout the game.

    The game started with the Titans making good on two long Doug Martin rushes of 70 yards combined. That would eventually lead to a goal line TD for RB Ray Rice, his first of the day. It was the kind of start the Titans and, more importantly their QB, needed. On the following possession, Indianapolis would look unstoppable. Andrew Luck looked very crisp and marched his team right down the field. That, however; would end once they reached the goal line. On a first down play, Luck would drop back to pass and look for his big target Dwayne Allen. Titans LB Zach Brown read the play perfectly, shadowed Allen, and was right there when Luck made the pass. He picked it and Tennessee was back in business. On their second drive, the Titans looked just as good. Dysert made a couple good throws, but once again it was D. Martin who led the Titans offense down the field. They got down to about the Colts 15 yard line when Dysert completed his first TD as a Titan, and WR Stevie Johnson caught his first TD as a Titan. The Titans went up 14-0 on the Colts and held that score going into the break.

    Speaking of breaks, the Colts were just never able to catch one. In one of the wackiest plays I've ever personally seen in Madden, the Titans would catch a huge break. The Titans were forced to punt inside Colts territory for the second time on the day and figured the punt would once again net only 20 yards or so. The gunner, however; got down there very quick and attempted to field the ball inside the 5 yard line. He did so, but not before the ball supposedly hit the Colts defender trying to block him. The Titans would take over at the 4 yard line, and Ray Rice would once again punch it in to make it 21-7 Titans. Sometimes a little "luck" never hurts I don't guess? The Colts would not be able to put together anything meaningful on offense after that and the Titans would go onto win by the score of 21-7 in this key early season divisional rivalry.


    Key Stats:

    - Titans D forces 7 turnovers, 6 INTs by A. Luck
    - Titans D also sacked Luck 3 times in the game, which brings their season total to 8.
    - QB Zac Dysert was injured late in the game with a tricep strain. Rookie Rafael Olivera came in as backup and
    completed a huge 3rd down conversion for the Titans which allowed them to run clock. X-Rays are pending
    for Dysert.

    Player of the Game:

    - RB Doug Martin: 18 carries, 142 yards

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    GG thafuture3886 , see you in Tennessee!​
     
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  2. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    WOW! Titans D is fo reel! Nice win, Loren. I have a feeling it's going to be another tight race between the four of us...
     
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  3. ThaBayouChef

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    No doubt! Definitely should be.
     
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