The Indianapolis Colts are starting the season 0-3 for the time in 10 years after failing to take the lead for 60 minutes against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
It was a hard-fought battle for the first three quarters. The offense struggled to sustain drives for the afternoon and counted on their defense forcing three turnovers to help keep the team in the game.
But, once it got into the fourth quarter, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry dominated the Colts’ defense. They had no answer for the two as they went on to lead Tennessee to two scoring drives to end the game. That was without A.J. Brown, who was ruled out early in the game, and Julio Jones, who didn’t finish the game.
The biggest deciding factor that helped influence the outcome of the game was when the Titans scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter and Mike Vrabel chose to go for the two-point conversion. Henry easily trotted into the endzone to put them up by nine. That made the attempted comeback by Indianapolis very hard to overcome because of how condensed the offensive playbook was for the day.
It was a rough outing for the organization and there wasn’t much promise that they could carry into Week 4. Here are my five takeaways from today’s loss: