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Old 12-03-2003, 10:19 PM   #1
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Wow what a great matchup. What are you guys thoughts on it? Who will win? Cant wait to watch this one
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:06 AM   #2
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Tennessee should win, and rather easily - the last three times the Colts played the Titans/Oilers on the road, they lost all three games by at least ten points; plus Indianapolis does not play well in outdoor, natural-grass games.

The Colts haven't finished ahead of the Titans in the standings since they have been in Tennessee, and that should hold up this year as well after Sunday's result.

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Old 12-04-2003, 09:04 AM   #3
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And it's a big game, Manning likes to crawl into a hole during those.
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:39 AM   #4
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I think Indy will beat them if Manning doesn't throw any interceptions.
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Old 12-04-2003, 11:55 AM   #5
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Watching both teams play last weekend I would give the edge to Indy. Tenn seems to have lost that 3rd down magic that served them so well during their incredible plus 30 point run. It could be that McNair's injury is hurting more than he is letting on. Neither team looked esp. good however. But for Brady throwing two rather ugly picks, the Colts loose in a blow out. I guess I would give Tenn a slight edge playing at home, on turf. It should be interesting.
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Old 12-04-2003, 12:42 PM   #6
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Did anyone notice last week when Manning called plays last week most of them were from the shotgun?? It was interesting


anyway ... id give the edge to the Titans since McNair can do more than just pass he can run too. We could say McNair and Manning are equal at the passing game but the Colts D have to look out for QB draws and scrambles
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Old 12-04-2003, 03:19 PM   #7
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The more desperate team wins. If the Titans lose, they de facto lose the division, being essentially two games back (would be swept in season series).

Titans will win.

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Old 12-04-2003, 08:41 PM   #8
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do u think the Titan secondary will be able to contain the Colts' WRs ?
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Old 12-04-2003, 10:00 PM   #9
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They've done it before. No reason to think the Titans are in any real trouble, to be honest, as long as McNair is 80%. After seeing the Colts vs the Pats last week, I have no trouble suggesting that the Colts defense is wildly overrated. Wildly.

McNair and pals will light up the Colts D.

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agreed
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Old 12-05-2003, 10:41 AM   #11
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I am not so sure about the Titan's secondary if Andre Dyson does not play at full speed. As soon as Dyson left the game in the 2nd half of last Monday night's game, the Jets were able to attack Tony Beckham. Beckham is just not good, he missed a 3rd and 18 tackle against the Patriots early in season when Titans were up 27-24 late in the game, and he has given up tons of plays over the last 2 years when either Rolle or Dyson have been hurt.

Then to mention that Kearse has missed the last 2 games, and the titan's pass rush was just not good last Monday night. Finally add to the mix that starting middle linebacker, Rocky Calmus, has a broken leg and won't play....this does not look good.

Titans are money at home, and of course I will pick them to win, but it will be a shootout come Sunday, much like we saw in the Pats vs. Colts game last weekend.

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And it's a big game, Manning likes to crawl into a hole during those.
So much for that -- Indy pulled a surprising road win over an equally-tough Titans team.
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Special teams killed the Titans.

Oy.

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