It’s starting to heat up in Naptown as the Colts are riding a three-game hot streak heading into Sunday’s game. After starting 1-5, Indy is now 4-5 and have thrown their hat into the playoff ring, making them an intriguing team to watch moving forward. Here we will look into some of the critical stats and numbers heading into this week’s divisional matchup.

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Andrew Luck is 9-0 against the Titans in his career, a dominant stretch. This stretch is one game behind John Elway (10-0 vs. NE) for best record against an opposing team. Despite past success, this is a different Tennessee team who beat the Colts twice in 2017 and are coming off drumming of the New England Patriots last week.

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Smashville Domination
Tennessee Titans defensive end Jurrell Casey (99) and Tennessee Titans linebacker Harold Landry (58) sack New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) during Tennessee’s 34-10 win over New England on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (Austin Anthony/Daily News via AP) ORG XMIT: KYBOW209

Again, these aren’t the Titans Luck is used to seeing, as they hold the number one scoring defense in the NFL heading into week 11. Paired with a healthy Marcus Mariota, they provide an intimidating opponent for the Colts at home. However, Indy’s offense is coming off a three-game stretch where they faced two of the top three defenses heading into that game, so if any team is going to knock the Titans off their throne, it will the boys in blue.

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Nov 11, 2018; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Eric Ebron (85) dives into the end zone for a touchdown in the first half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

Andrew Luck loves his tight ends, and I’m guessing they love him too. The Colts lead the league in TD passes to TE with 15, more than half of Lucks 26 season total. His favorite target? Eric Ebron with nine TD receptions, and one rushing TD, on the year. Frank Reich employs this stacked TE group incredibly well this year, and look for that to continue this weekend.

If you didn’t already know, there were two ShoeStats articles this week! Check out our ShoeStats Streaks Edition to see the two historic streaks the Colts are tracking down in 2018.

Every divisional game for the Colts are de facto elimination games as their poor start makes the margin for error incredibly thin. The AFC South is often the but of jokes in the NFL, but it quickly turned into one of the most competitive divisions in the AFC. The Colts need to take care of business at home for any hope of playing deep into January.

Article by: Maxx Hotton
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