It was a day of making records and celebrating on Sunday after the Indianapolis Colts beat the Tennessee Titans for their seventh division title in eight seasons. While the win also clinched an unlikely playoff berth for the Colts, in reality, it was a really sloppy and close game. Tennessee had control for the majority of the game, but a couple of costly plays led to Indianapolis taking and keeping the lead. NFL scores. Despite many dropped passes, 17 players on injured reserve and a blown defensive coverage, the Colts took the game 23-20 after regulation time.
Indianapolis was all over the place, but continued with confidence to end the regular season a high note. In the end, they tied the league’s record of nine straight playoff appearances set by Dallas. Football spreads. QB Peyton Manning went 27 of 41 for 264 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns. In addition to setting up the game-winning field goal by Adam Vinatieri and dropping the ball a couple of times, he also started his 208th consecutive game, exceeded his own record for single-season passing yards with 4,7000, set the NFL’s record for completions at 450 and reached an astonishing 399 touchdowns in his career. Reggie Wayne caught nine passes for 68 yards and one TD to become second in franchise history for career TDs receiving. Colts coaches told the players that they needed four straight wins to make a comeback after falling to 6-6 with a loss to Dallas on December 5th, and the team complied. NFL lines. This is just the kind of team Indianapolis is. By running effectively, stopping the run, believing in themselves and playing with every player they’ve got, this Colts victory is one to be remembered.
The Titans actually gave a decent game in this regular season finale, and might have taken it had it not been for Kerry Collins’ fumble that was turned over for the eventual game winning TD by Vinatieri. The QB went 28 of 39 for 300 yards with two touchdowns to surpass John Unitas for 11th on the career passing list with 40,441, but he could not lead his team to win coach Jeff Fisher’s 273rd career game. It was a welcomed end to a season gone terribly wrong for the Titans, who brought it to a close at 6-10. Follow us into the playoffs at www.scoresandodds.com