Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Can Titans avoid 2nd-half collapse in Indy?
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since the Indianapolis Colts' 2012 revamp, the Tennessee Titans have figured out Indianapolis. For a half.
The Titans have led the Colts at the half three times. And three times they have blown the lead and lost.
Eleven, 13 and seven point leads at intermission have proven insufficient for the Titans against the Colts.
“We played really well in the first half of that game (two weeks ago),” offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “We need to find a way to finish. That’s two times in a row, two games I’ve called, where we need to find a way to put them away.
“I thought we moved the ball well in this last one, played pretty decent as an offense. We just need to find a way to score one more time in the third or fourth quarter.”
When the Colts came to Nashville on Nov. 14, they were coming off a 38-8 loss to St. Louis.
As the Titans head to Indianapolis, the Colts are coming off a 40-11 loss at Arizona.
Since Chuck Pagano became coach and Andrew Luck became quarterback, Indianapolis has not lost back-to-back games.
“Right now we’re at a point where we’ve got to go,” Titans safety Bernard Pollard said. “We can’t wait, we can’t compromise anything. We’ve got to play good football week-in and week-out. We don’t have time to let down. We’ve got to go.”