Clinging to a one-point lead, the Indianapolis Colts powered out an 11-play, 92-yard drive to score a decisive touchdown late in the fourth quarter and take firm control of the AFC South with a 22-14 win over the Tennessee Titans.
Beginning at their own eight-yard line, the Colts chewed up over six minutes of game clock as they drove downfield, capping the drive with four-yard touchdown run from Donald Brown with just two minutes remaining. Ryan Fitzpatrick's third interception of the day sealed the game on the ensuing Titans possession.
The Colts improve to 8-4 and have likely ensured a division crown, while the Titans fall to 5-7 and are now in danger of missing the postseason.
For the first time in over a month, the Colts were able to exit the first quarter with the lead. The team used a pair of Adam Vinatieri field goals to build an early 6-0 lead. It wouldn't last long, however, as Fitzpatrick led the Titans downfield on the first possession of the second quarter, going 4-of-5 and capping the drive with a one-yard touchdown run.
Trailing 12-7 in the third quarter, Fitzpatrick would record his second score when he hit Chris Johnson for a one-yard touchdown pass to regain the lead.
The Colts offense struggled to finish drives all day, settling for five field goals through the first three quarters. Vinatieri went 5-of-5 on his attempts, his fifth a 49-yarder to put Indianapolis up 15-14 late in the third quarter.
Did they cover?
The Colts came in favored by three points, according to Oddsshark.com, meaning they covered with the win.
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