Sunday, January 2, 2011
AFC South halftime report
By Paul Kuharsky
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Colts can survive just fine if the game keeps moving like this, though the game has the shape and feel the Titans prefer.
Indy is up 13-6 even as the Titans have done reasonably well eating up clock and forcing Adam Vinatieri to be involved. A 61-yard field goal attempt by Rob Bironas at the end of the half almost backfired, as Antoine Bethea didn’t miss an end-to-end touchdown return of the miss by too far, though a penalty would have undone it.
Overall, Tennessee’s not done much to threaten the end zone. The Titans are likely going to give up enough yards for the Colts to rely on more Vinatieri if their offense can’t find an occasional touchdown as it did with a quick 7-yard screen to Reggie Wayne.
I suspect they’ll be able to play keep-away with the lead, and it could grow early as the Colts have the opening possession of the third quarter.
The Jaguars are down a field goal at the half in Houston and rooting for the Titans to find a big play or two.
The favorites are still the favorites and still have the lead in both games, but the improbable Colts lose, Jags win scenario still has a lot of life.