- Play Calling: The Titans offense struggled for the second straight game. The offensive line struggled as did Titans QB Marcus Mariota. The Titans only took control of the game when they started running the ball.
- Personnel Utilization: The Colts have few consistent targets in the passing game as WRs T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief and Chester Rogers are for the most part unreliable and absent in the passing game. However, the Colts used tight end Jack Doyle well.
- The Titans settled on RB Derrick Henry to run the ball down the stretch. Henry’s 79 yards rushing all came in the fourth quarter. They also used running back Demarco Murray to catch passes, including the go-ahead score late. The Titans were not able to put together consistent drives together during the game because of a lack of a run game and down field passing attack.
- Game Plan: The Titans defense disrupted the Colts all game along with constant QB pressure and generally solid secondary play. The offensive gameplan left a lot to be desired.
- In-Game Adjustment: The Colts did not make successful adjustments to their protection schemes. They don’t have a strong offensive line, but did little to prevent QB Jacoby Brissett from being sacked eight times.
- The Titans even though down late in the game, didn’t panic and continued to remain patient and ran the ball with success late in the game. They ran for 79 yards in the fourth quarter after having had only 15 yards rushing in the first three quarters. This powered them to victory on Sunday. They should have started using Henry sooner.
- Clock Management: The Titans were able to run out the clock behind Derrick Henry’s running to seal the road win for the Titans. It was an effective “4 minute offense” that ran out the clock.
- What We Didn’t Like: The Colts have had leads in the fourth quarter in five of the last six games and have won only once.