Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds and Previews

Two AFC teams on the wild card bubble will go at it for the chance to be in the playoffs this Sunday. The Indianapolis Colts have clawed their way back from 1-5 and currently hold the 6th seed in the NFL playoff picture. However, a loss to the Titans would end it all. Thus, the NFL playoffs technically start tonight for these two teams. Will Colts QB Andrew Luck pick apart the Titans offense like he has in the past? Or will Titans 6-foot-3, 247 pounds RB Derrick Henry plow through the Colts defense all night? There is only one way to find out, and that is to tune in at 8:20 EST on December 30th – and be sure to check out our sportsbook beforehand and get your picks in for this exciting matchup!

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No matter what happens on Sunday, the Colts have something to be proud of. They overcame a horrid start to the season by winning eight of their last nine games. That puts their record at 9-6, which for the time being has them in the playoffs. A win this week against the Titans, who the Colts beat 38-10 earlier this season, punches their ticket to the postseason.

Colts Head Coach Frank Reich is positive about his team but is not counting any chickens yet.

"One of the things I mentioned to the team today is, I said, 'Hey, guys, this is a playoff game. We've been in that mode since we were 1-5, so that's to our advantage.' We've been playing this kind of football. We've been having this kind of mentality; we were forced into it. That was the bad thing, but the good that comes out of it is we had to embrace that mindset and take hold of that mindset."

The Colts have a significant weapon in their pocket in QB Andrew Luck, who is 10-0 against the Titans in his career, and earlier this season completed 23 of 29 passes for 297 yards with three TDs and no interceptions in the win against the Titans back on November 18.

The Titans meanwhile are closely monitoring the status of their QB Marcus Mariota, who left last week´s game against the Washington Redskins with a neck injury. Mariota did not practice earlier this week but says he hopes to start on Sunday.

The loss may not be too impactful for the Titans since their offense relies more heavily on their running game. Henry ranks 10th overall in the league in yards rushing with 966. He is an imposing force which is facing an Indianapolis defense that ranks 8th in the league in average yards per game given up to the rush. Henry did not have too great of a showing the last time he faced the Colts – he had only 46 yards on nine carries.

The Colts lead the all-time series against the Titans 32-16-0. Last season the Titans won both matchups, but that was when the Colts were without QB Luck. Before that, you have to go all the back to January of 2011 for the last time the Titans beat the Colts.