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Titans rally to beat Colts 20-16, snap losing streak at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry took it personally when Tennessee started slowly Sunday.

The two running backs made sure they finished with a flurry.

Henry delivered the body blows with five strong runs midway through the fourth quarter and Murray finally punched it in from 1 yard with 5:59 left, giving the Titans a 20-16 win and their first victory in 10 tries at Lucas Oil Stadium.

''Derrick came in and made some good runs,'' Marcus Mariota said. ''When you have a front like we do and you can lean on those guys, it's huge. Their abilities and the way they can dominate the line of scrimmage is huge.''

This was far from a dominant performance, though.

The Titans (7-4) finished with 276 total yards, and the first half was a debacle.

Mariota was picked off twice, the league's No. 12 rushing offense produced 9 yards on 11 carries, and all Tennessee could muster was two field goals.

During a 30-minute stretch, from late in the first quarter till late in the third, the Titans managed just one first down. And for the second straight game against the Colts (3-8), Tennessee trailed by 10 in the third quarter.

But the defense came up with eight sacks, the key fumble recovery late in the third quarter and kept it close enough to let the Murray-Henry combination to make a difference late.

All those shots eventually wore down Indy's defense - as it did six weeks earlier in Nashville when the Titans snapped an 11-game losing streak in the series.

This time, Tennessee got its first season sweep since 2002 and its first win since the Colts' stadium opened in 2008 . And now they have their best 11-game record since going 10-1 in 2008, a share of the AFC South lead with Jacksonville, and the current tiebreaker courtesy of a 37-16 road win over the Jaguars in Week 2.

''They did an outstanding job of stuffing us,'' coach Mike Mularkey said, referring to the Colts' run defense. ''We came in at halftime and made some adjustments. The guys took it personally that we didn't run the ball very well and it helped win the game for us.''

The Colts have lost three straight at home and five of six overall in frustratingly familiar fashion.

They took a 13-6 lead on Frank Gore's 14-yard run late in the first half and extended the lead to 16-6 on Adam Vinatieri's 42-yard field goal with 6:05 left in the third.

Then things slipped away.

Rookie running back Marlon Mack lost the ball on a pitch and Kevin Byard recovered the ball at the Colts' 4-yard line. After an offside penalty moved the ball to the 2, Mariota connected with Delanie Walker in the corner of the end zone to cut the deficit to 16-13 with 1:50 left.

Indy only picked up only one more first down.

''These are 60-minute ballgames. They are not 30 minutes; they are not 45 minutes. They are 60-minute games,'' coach Chuck Pagano said. ''Plenty of opportunities to put that team away, we didn't take advantage of those opportunities.''

Instead Murray and Henry handled the ball on 13 of the Titans' last 15 plays, including the TD run, before Mariota dropped to his knee three straight times to close it out.

KEY NUMBERS

Titans: Tennessee ran 28 times for 92 yards. ... Mariota was 17 of 25 for 184 yards with one TD. ... The Titans came up one sack short of matching the franchise record, which had been achieved twice previously, most recently in 1971 against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Colts: Frank Gore ran 17 times for 62 yards and one touchdown, the 77th of his career to tie Tony Dorsett for No. 22 on the league's career list. ... Tight end Jack Doyle had seven catches for 94 yards. ... The Colts have blown double-digit second-half leads four times this season. ... Indy has allowed 47 sacks this season, three more than it gave up all of last season.

INJURIES

Titans: Receiver Rishard Mathews missed the game with a hamstring injury. Walker, left tackle Taylor Lewan and linebacker Jayon Brown all left briefly but returned. Safety Da'Norris Searcy hurt his ankle in the second half and did not return. Mularkey said he believes it's not serious.

Colts: Cornerback Rashaan Melvin left after injuring his hand on the first Mariota interception and did not return after having an X-ray. Starting center Ryan Kelly was held out in the second half because of a concussion.

THEY SAID IT

Titans: ''If you want to win the division, you have to win the division games, especially on the road,'' Mularkey said.

Colts: ''I just took my eye off the ball,'' Mack said of the fumble. ''I should have just locked in and squeezed it in tight.''

UP NEXT

Titans: Continue their AFC march by hosting Houston next Sunday.

Colts: Can even the season series at Jacksonville next Sunday.

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Key Players
D. Walker 82 TE
63 ReYds, ReTD, 4 RECs
12
FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
62 RuYds, RuTD, 17 ReYds, 2 RECs
13
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:59
R.Succop extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
20
16
Touchdown 5:59
D.Kelly reported in as eligible. D.Murray up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
77
yds
5:25
pos
19
16
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:50
R.Succop extra point is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
plays
yds
pos
13
16
Touchdown 1:50
M.Mariota pass short left to D.Walker for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
1
plays
4
yds
0:25
pos
12
16
Field Goal 6:05
A.Vinatieri 42 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
13
plays
55
yds
6:57
pos
6
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:38
A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
plays
yds
pos
6
13
Touchdown 0:38
F.Gore up the middle for 14 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
6
plays
34
yds
1:16
pos
6
12
Field Goal 2:07
A.Vinatieri 28 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
11
plays
45
yds
6:25
pos
6
6
Field Goal 10:05
A.Vinatieri 26 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Rhodes, Holder-R.Sanchez.
14
plays
67
yds
6:47
pos
6
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:52
R.Succop 45 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
5
plays
37
yds
3:23
pos
6
0
Field Goal 7:54
R.Succop 29 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-B.Brinkley, Holder-B.Kern.
11
plays
53
yds
6:09
pos
3
0
Team Stats
Time of Pos 28:38 31:22
1st Downs 19 15
Rushing 7 4
Passing 9 10
Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Conv 3-8 6-14
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 276 254
Total Plays 53 61
Avg Gain 5.2 4.2
Net Yards Rushing 92 89
Rush Attempts 28 24
Avg Rush Yards 3.3 3.7
Net Yards Passing 184 165
Comp. - Att. 17-25 17-29
Yards Per Pass 7.4 5.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 8-31
Penalties - Yards 2-15 9-67
Touchdowns 2 1
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 1 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-1
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 3-46.3 5-47.0
Return Yards 22 10
Punts - Returns 2-7 1-0
Kickoffs - Returns 1-15 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-10
Kicking 4/4 4/4
Extra Points 2/2 1/1
Field Goals 2/2 3/3
Red Zone Eff. 2-4 -50% 1-4 -25%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-2 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Titans 7-4 607720
Colts 3-8 0133016
184 PASS YDS 165
92 RUSH YDS 89
276 TOTAL YDS 254
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
M. Mariota 8 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68% 184 1 2 69.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.1% 2273 9 12 79.1
M. Mariota 17/25 184 1 2 9
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Henry 22 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 79 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 520 3
D. Henry 13 79 0 16 8
D. Murray 29 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
12 9 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
129 452 5
D. Murray 12 9 1 12 9
M. Mariota 8 QB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 190 4
M. Mariota 3 4 0 6 9
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Walker 82 TE
12
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 63 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 53 613 1
D. Walker 5 4 63 1 37 12
C. Davis 84 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 215 0
C. Davis 4 4 39 0 19 3
D. Murray 29 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 33 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 31 225 1
D. Murray 4 3 33 0 16 9
E. Decker 87 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 326 1
E. Decker 4 3 23 0 17 2
D. Henry 22 RB
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 55 0
D. Henry 2 1 10 0 10 8
H. Douglas 83 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 1 8 0
H. Douglas 3 1 8 0 8 0
T. Taylor 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 8 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 216 1
T. Taylor 2 1 8 0 8 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
W. Woodyard 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-29 0 3.0
W. Woodyard 5-3 1.0 0 0
J. Cyprien 37 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-10 0 0.0
J. Cyprien 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 2.0
D. Jones 3-1 2.0 0 0
K. Byard 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-19 6 0.0
K. Byard 3-2 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-6 0 3.0
E. Walden 2-1 1.0 0 0
D. Searcy 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-11 1 0.0
D. Searcy 2-0 0.0 0 0
L. Ryan 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-10 0 0.0
L. Ryan 2-1 0.0 0 0
A. Williamson 54 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-7 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
32-30 0 1.0
A. Williamson 2-7 1.0 0 0
B. Orakpo 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-10 0 3.5
B. Orakpo 2-2 1.5 0 0
D. Morgan 91 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-11 0 7.0
D. Morgan 1-3 1.0 0 0
J. Casey 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-10 0 3.0
J. Casey 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Davis 84 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Klug 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 1.0
K. Klug 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Sims 36 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-4 0 0.0
L. Sims 1-0 0.0 0 0
H. Douglas 83 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
H. Douglas 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Johnson 94 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 0.0
A. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Williams 96 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-4 0 0.0
S. Williams 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Jackson 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-7 0 0.0
A. Jackson 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Brown 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-10 0 0.5
J. Brown 1-1 0.5 0 0
K. Dodd 92 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Dodd 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 4 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
25/29 23/24
R. Succop 2/2 45 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kern 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 46.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
50 51.5 17
B. Kern 3 46.3 1 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
19 20.7 48 0
A. Jackson 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Jackson 25 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 3.5 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 9.3 46 0
A. Jackson 2 3.5 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
J. Brissett 7 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.6% 196 0 0 79.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.7% 2368 9 5 86.0
J. Brissett 17/29 196 0 0 6
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 62 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
161 571 3
F. Gore 17 62 1 14 13
J. Brissett 7 QB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
41 170 3
J. Brissett 3 16 0 12 6
M. Mack 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 11 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
63 230 2
M. Mack 4 11 0 5 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
J. Doyle 84 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 7 94 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 544 2
J. Doyle 8 7 94 0 26 9
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 3 34 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 185 1
C. Rogers 4 3 34 0 19 3
M. Mack 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 14 149 1
M. Mack 2 2 20 0 16 3
F. Gore 23 RB
13
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 17 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 20 169 0
F. Gore 5 2 17 0 11 13
D. Moncrief 10 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 1 16 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 354 2
D. Moncrief 3 1 16 0 16 1
T. Hilton 13 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 15 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 38 740 3
T. Hilton 5 2 15 0 9 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
J. Bostic 57 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-34 0 1.0
J. Bostic 5-6 0.0 0 0
P. Desir 35 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-11 1 0.0
P. Desir 5-2 0.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-31 0 0.0
A. Morrison 4-2 0.0 0 0
K. Moore 42 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
K. Moore 4-0 0.0 0 0
N. Hairston 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 1 2.0
N. Hairston 3-2 0.0 1 0
J. Sheard 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-10 0 4.0
J. Sheard 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Milton 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
C. Milton 2-0 0.0 0 0
D. Moncrief 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Moncrief 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Hunt 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-5 0 1.0
M. Hunt 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Woods 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-15 0 1.0
A. Woods 1-3 0.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
39-23 1 0.0
M. Farley 1-1 0.0 0 0
B. Mingo 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-8 0 0.0
B. Mingo 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. George 59 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-4 0 0.0
J. George 1-0 0.0 0 0
G. Stewart 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
G. Stewart 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Simon 51 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-14 1 3.0
J. Simon 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-6 3 0.0
R. Melvin 0-0 0.0 1 0
J. Hankins 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-15 0 1.0
J. Hankins 0-4 0.0 0 0
T. Green 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-3 0 0.0
T. Green 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 1/1
SEASON FG XP
21/22 16/18
A. Vinatieri 3/3 42 1/1 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Sanchez 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 47.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
62 45.7 21
R. Sanchez 5 47.0 1 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 3.4 17 0
C. Rogers 1 0.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:03 TEN 36 6:09 11 53 FG
5:15 TEN 36 3:23 5 37 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:05 TEN 25 1:33 4 14 INT
2:07 TEN 25 0:13 2 0 INT
0:38 TEN 25 0:38 1 -2 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TEN 25 1:58 3 3 Punt
6:05 TEN 21 3:08 6 32 Punt
2:15 IND 4 0:25 1 4 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:42 TEN 2 1:52 4 16 Punt
11:24 TEN 23 5:25 9 77 TD
3:54 TEN 28 3:54 9 64 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 25 0:57 3 -8 Punt
7:54 IND 25 2:39 3 -5 Punt
1:52 IND 25 6:47 14 67 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:32 IND 45 6:25 11 45 FG
1:54 TEN 34 1:16 6 34 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:02 IND 21 6:57 13 55 FG
2:57 IND 17 0:42 2 -13 Fumble
1:50 IND 25 2:08 5 31 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:50 IND 24 1:26 3 8 Punt
5:59 IND 25 2:05 4 -3 Punt