Published: Mon, December 02, 2019
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Colts' playoff hopes barely holding on after fourth-quarter meltdown

Colts' playoff hopes barely holding on after fourth-quarter meltdown

Moments later, Titans' quarterback Ryan Tannehill connected with receiver Kalif Raymond on a 40-yard touchdown pass, all but ending the Colts' hopes at a comeback.

It looked like the Colts might regain the lead in the fourth quarter, but Dane Cruikshank blocked Adam Vinatieri's field goal attempt. On second down, the running back lost two yards, and on third down Jacoby Brissett threw in an incomplete pass to Doyle. He may not have any weapons to throw to, but those mistakes can't be made.

As banged up as the Colts were on offense entering Sunday, the defense knew it was going to need to step up if they were going to win. Instead, the 46-year-old kicker missed the first one wide right and had the second blocked after kicking it low and left. The Colts (6-6) play three of their final four games of the season on the road, including a Monday Night Football contest at New Orleans. By way of his size, he has also been one of the most hard backs to tackle, and he showcased that mesmerizing blend of size and speed during the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts when he scampered into the end zone. It doesn't matter which running back the Colts have in the game, they can run. Key number two about the Titans receivers. That was the most sacks in a half by the Colts since they had five in the second half at Minnesota late in the 2016 season. And while this team was unable to capitalize on its early season opportunities against the Colts and others, it is now. Don't let anyone fool you, for the Titans to get to where they ultimately want to go, they had to beat the Colts. They couldn't stop the run. "We feel like this time of year is when we make that jump, that transition". "We definitely can't get too complacent".

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