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MNF: Colts vs Titans Game Thread

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Monday Night Football, Week 6. Tonight the Indianapolis Colts travel to Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee to take on their AFC South rivals, the Tennessee Titans. In this clash of 2-3 teams the winner takes a share of first place in the division, while the loser takes sole possession of last place.

The Colts have been without their star quarterback Andrew Luck all year and are doing well just to stay alive in the division race with backup Jacoby Brissett at the helm. The Colts have showcased a bad offense and a worse defense this year, ranking 27th and 30th, respectively in the NFL, and have benefited by a schedule including the only two winless teams left in the NFL, the Cleveland Browns and the San Francisco 49ers, accounting for the Colts' only wins of the 2017 season. On defense cornerback Rashaan Melvin has been a revelation, racking up two interceptions and eight passes defended in just five games. He has been aided by heralded rookie safety Malik Hooker, who already has three interceptions to his name.

The Tennessee Titans get quarterback Marcus Mariota back for this game, after he missed last week with a hamstring injury. The Titans have been a disappointment thus far, as many expected this team to take the next step into the upper echelon of playoff contenders this season. Thus far that hasn't happened, as the Titans rank 24th and 22nd, respectively, in offense and defense in the NFL. The Titans feature a talented tandem of running backs in DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry, one of the more promising young quarterbacks in the game in Mariota, and a nice set of targets in Delanie Walker, Rishard Matthews and old friend Eric Decker, but for whatever reason things just have not gelled up to this point in the season.

It's the Colts and the Titans in an AFC South showdown on Monday Night.

Enjoy the game everybody. As always we ask that you neither ask for nor post illegal streaming links.