On Sunday we played against a division rival that was just as hungry as we were for a victory. In the end, the Colts won in overtime, 19-13, in a game in which a few missed opportunities and misfortunates ultimately cost us the game.
On offense we continued to be consistent running the ball as Chris Johnson had 21 rushing attempts for 99 yards. Matt Hasselbeck was also solid, completing 22 of 29 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown.
However, our offense sputtered in the red zone as we scored just one touchdown and had three field goal attempts, missing one that could have been the difference in the game.
On defense we held the Colts to six points until the final three minutes of the game, when Colts rookie QB Andrew Luck led his team on an 80-yard drive to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Our defense was able to apply consistent pressure on Luck as we recorded two sacks, several knockdowns and QB hurries. However, Luck was also able to elude some tacklers and make some big plays down the field. He was impressive, completing 26 of 38 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and an interception. That interception was a great play and catch by safety Michael Griffin to stop a Colts scoring drive.
We know we left a lot of plays out there on the field Sunday. This loss will sting for a while, but we have to move on and get to work as we prepare for this week’s opponent, the Chicago Bears Sunday at LP Field.
The Bears are 6-1 and have one of the NFL’s top defenses and several offensive weapons. We know that we will have to give our best effort to come out with a victory on Sunday — nothing else is on our minds.
Titans defensive end Leger Douzable will offer his perspective on the previous game and upcoming opponent all season long in his exclusive blog on Titans Online!
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