Nashville, TN -- It was a coming out party for two of the Titans' newest members to open this 2017 season. Gerald Hodges, who the team could not come to terms with this past offseason after being acquired from the Brooklyn Vikings and eventually had the franchise tag slapped onto him, and newly acquired TE Jordan Cameron would come up huge in critical moments of this game. Let's first start off in the beginning. The Titans would open the game with the ball after the Colts won the toss and defered. After a couple run plays, QB Geno Smith would drop back to pass and made an errand throw that would be picked off by DB Cortez Allen. The Colts found themselves with an early golden opportunity inside the Titans 30 yard line. Defensively, Tennessee knew that if they had any chance of winning this game they would have to do two things; stop Bernard Pierce on the ground, and limit the big plays by Andrew Luck through the air. They got off to a good start. On one of his very first passes, Luck would be picked off by LB Gerald Hodges and the Titans would be right back in business. The Titans next possession wouldn't last very long, however; because RB Denton Milleson got popped and Indy would recover the fumble. Luck would then lead his team down the field and eventually find TE Coby Fleener for the 15 yard score to put the Colts up 7-0 in the 1st. On their next drive, the Titans would come out swinging. Geno seemed to be revitalized and finally started making some plays. He led his team all the way down to the goal line and as time expired in the 1st quarter FB Chris Pressley would punch it in to even the score at 7-7. The biggest play in the second quarter would come on a 4th and inches with the Titans possessing the ball at the Colts 10 yard line. Coach Marvin Lewis decided to play it risky and opted to go for it. Wrong move. Smith tried pitching it to Milleson and he was met immediately in the backfield by Bjoern Werner. The Colts held tight, at least for now. Later in their drive, Andrew Luck would again be picked off by LB Gerald Hodges and that gave the Titans one more opportunity. With only 9 seconds left Smith found Cameron across the middle that got his team down to the 30 yard line of the Colts. Young kicker, Peyton Leoni, would come on and successfully attempt the 47 yard field goal to put the Titans up 10-7. The Colts would open the second half with the ball and not waste any time. As low scoring as the first half was, we would quickly make up for the lack of points here in the 3rd quarter. Indy would kick the scoring off when RB Bernard Pierce would reach pay dirt and give his team a 14-10 lead. That, however; would not last long as it only took the Titans offense about a minute or two to drive right back down the field and retake the lead 17-14. Both teams would add two more TD's here and we would have a 24-21 game with the Titans leading heading deep into the 4th. This was a very close and contested ball game and it could have gone either way. With 5 minutes left to play, the Titans found themselves facing a 3rd and 9 from the Colts 15 yard line. Tennessee knew they could not give the Colts the ball back with only a 6 point lead. Luckily for them, QB Kirk Cousins found Jordan Cameron with single coverage over the middle for the TD. The score was now 31-21 with under 5 to play. Indy did not give up, however; as they would score with just over a minute to play pulling the game closer 31-28. The onsides kick would not work in their favor though and the Tennessee Titans would take this key early matchup, 31-28. Key Stats: *Tennessee held RB Pierce to only 44 yards on 15 carries. He did find the endzone 2 times however. *Tennessee won the turnover battler +2. *QB Geno Smith went down late in the game with an injury. His replacement Kirk Cousins came in and went 3 for 3 passing for 28 yards, including the eventual game winning TD. Player of the Game: TE - Jordan Cameron: 7 receptions, 98 yards, 3 TDs ..... Welcome to Tennessee Mr. Cameron!