NFL Game Recap: Tennessee Titans vs Indianapolis Colts

07 December, 2023

The Titans and the Colts clashed this past weekend in a heart-pounding AFC South showdown that ended in overtime. Despite a strong start, the Titans were narrowly edged out by the Colts, who secured a thrilling victory.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 3, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

Final Score

Tennessee Titans: 28

Indianapolis Colts: 31

Quarterly Breakdown

Tennessee Titans

Quarter 1: 10

Quarter 2: 7

Quarter 3: 2

Quarter 4: 6

Total: 28

Indianapolis Colts

Quarter 1: 7

Quarter 2: 6

Quarter 3: 9

Quarter 4: 3

Total: 31

Game Highlights

The game was filled with spectacular plays and moments, including:

  1. 13:20′ of First Quarter: Derrick Henry scores a 22-yard touchdown for the Titans, giving them an early lead.
  2. 12:05′ of First Quarter: Alec Pierce returns fire with a 36-yard pass from Gardner Minshew for the Colts.
  3. 10:22′ of Second Quarter: Derrick Henry storms in for another 5 yard touchdown for the Titans.
  4. 0:19′ of Third Quarter: Grant Stuard turns the tide with an 18-yard return of a blocked punt for the Colts.
  5. 5:26′ of Fourth Quarter: DeAndre Hopkins catches a 3-yard pass from Will Levis for the Titans, bringing the scores level.
  6. 2:31′ of Overtime: Michael Pittman Jr. seals the victory for the Colts with a 4-yard pass from Gardner Minshew.

Team Performance

Tennessee Titans

The Titans posted a total of 381 yards, with 25 first downs, and a third down efficiency in first downs of 6-17. However, they turned the ball over twice, resulting in critical lost opportunities.

Indianapolis Colts

The Colts racked up 355 total yards, with 19 first downs, and a third down efficiency in first downs of 3-14. Their defense also recorded 2 turnovers, which proved crucial in this closely-fought contest.

Injury Report

Both teams suffered injuries that may impact their future games. Significant injuries for the Titans include Derrick Henry (Head – Questionable) and Jeffery Simmons (Knee – Out). For the Colts, Jonathan Taylor is sidelined due to a Thumb injury and is expected to return by Week 15.

Division Standings

With this victory, the Colts move to the 2nd spot in the AFC South, one ahead of the Titans who now are placed 4th.

Upcoming Games

The Titans will face off against the Miami Dolphins next week, while the Colts will be challenged by the Cincinnati Bengals. Both teams will be eager to build momentum from this game into the coming weeks.


This intense matchup, ending with a Colts’ win in overtime, has shaken up the AFC South standings. Both teams will be looking to overcome their injuries and improve performances to make strides in their division as the season progresses.

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