Back in October when the Tennessee Titans were scheduled to play the Indianapolis Colts for the first time this season, the underlying theme of the game was the Titans’ 11-game losing streak to their AFC South rival.
The Titans eventually got that monkey off their backs with a 36-22 Monday Night Football win at Nissan Stadium.
Now, as the Titans and Colts prepare for the return meeting, there are a couple other ugly specters haunting the Titans in his rivalry. They have never beaten Andrew Luck – and won’t get the chance to do that this year as Luck has been shut down for the season. But the Titans do have the chance to take care of pesky little fact that they have never won at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Tennessee is 0-9 in that House that Peyton Built since it opened in 2009.
The Titans say they are more focused on the Colts than the site of the game.
“As long as we play to the best of our abilities I feel like we should take care of them. It has been a long time, so we definitely want to experience that,” linebacker Avery Williamson said.
Williamson admits that the win in October was a big moment for the Titans in the series against the Colts.
“It was definitely a huge win when it happened just to get that off our backs,” Williamson said. “In my whole career I’ve been here, we’d never beat the Colts, so to finally do that that was a big accomplishment.”
Defensive end Jurrell Casey said the Titans have to find ways to take care of business against AFC South foes the Colts and Texans coming up. At 6-4, Tennessee now trails Jacksonville by a game in the division, despite their win in hand against the Jaguars earlier this season.
A slip-up against the Colts or Texans, both of whom are playing with backup quarterbacks, would potentially derailed the Titans’ divisional hopes
“We’ve got Indy coming up, and then we’ve got the Texans after that – two division opponents,” Casey said. “If we take care of them, at the end of the day everything is still in our control. As long as we take care of the rest of these games everything is still out there for us to go get it.”