Posted by Matt Field
November was a historically impressive month for the Tennessee Titans, oh, and the Indianapolis Colts did alright as well.
These two teams are two of the hottest in the league right now. When the teams met earlier in the season, they were heading in opposite directions.
On Sunday the Colts will be looking for their NFL record tying 21st consectutive regular-season victory and the Titans will be hoping to even their record with a sixth straight win since starting the season 0-6.
The Titans (5-6) extended their NFL mark for consectutive victories after an 0-6 start by winning for the fifth straight time last Sunday in thrilling fashion. That win has put the Titans back in the playoff picture, but after the terrible start they have little margin for error.
The Colts (11-0) have already clinched the AFC South title, with their 35-27 win over the Houston Texans last week, lifting the Colts to their sixth division crown in the last seven years. The Colts a coasting through another regular season with hopes of securing homefield advantage for the playoffs.
In fact the Colts have been on cruise control in the regular season ever since their last regular season loss. That loss was to, you got it! The Tennessee Titans, on October 27, 2008.
The Titans will need to score often and keep the ball out of Peyton Manning’s hands to pull off the upset at Lucas Oil Stadium. Vince Young’s play will be a major factor in the outcome of the game.
The Titans haven’t lost since Young replace Kerry Collins as the starting quarterback following 59-doughnut on October 18 in New England. Young’s latest performance was easily his best, as he threw for a career high 387 yards and converted three fouth downs on the final drive.
The offense is taking shape under Young, but the turnaround has been fueled by Chris Johnson, the NFL’s leading rusher with 1,396 yards.
If Young and Johnson continue their impressive play, the Titans have a great opportunity to continue on their historic streak and improve their playoff hopes.
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Nashville.com Sports Editor