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Colts beat Titans, 27-13, for first win of season

Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:04 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2011 4:07 pm
There is a God: Indy finally gets a win. (US PRESSWIRE)

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By Ryan Wilson

The Colts' 2011 nightmare is over. For the Titans, it's just begun.

Indianapolis was a perfect 0-13 heading into Week 15 with no real chance at avoiding a repeat performance of what the Lions accomplished in 2008: 0-16.

Instead, to everyone's surprise, Indy took it to division rival Tennessee Sunday, 27-13, intercepting quarterback Matt Hasselbeck twice (Jacob Lacey returned for a touchdown -- it was the first interception by a Colts' cornerback all year).

While Indy gets their first real victory of 2011 (they've had several moral victories), the loss is a disaster for Tennessee's playoff hopes.

The Titans came into Sunday one game behind the Jets for the final wild-card spot. The matchup with the Colts was supposed to be a formality; Tennessee would get to 8-6 with Jacksonville and Houston left on the schedule. Instead, the Titans now need the Jets to lose two of three and pray they can find a way to win out.

Other notable storylines: Dan Orlovosky, originally drafted by the Lions in 2005, earns his first NFL victory. He went 0-7 with the '08 Lions and was 0-2 with the Colts this season prior to the Titans' unwittingly spreading holiday cheer.

As for that '08 Lions team, they can break out the champagne '72 Dolphins style, since it appears their record will be safe for at least another season.

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Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 5:08 pm

Colts beat Titans, 27-13, for first win of season

No one wants to considered a loser.  The Colts are not losers.  They escaped history, a horrible history.  I am glad for them because no one wants that.  Ask the 2008 Lions.  The Colts were good when Peyton was around, but hey it happens.  You expect one thing, get another.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:33 pm

Colts beat Titans, 27-13, for first win of season

Does this mean the Dolts blew a golden opportunity to lock up Andrew Luck?  They would have had a one game "lead" on KC in what some writers are calling the "Suck for Luck" sweepstakes.  It does go to show, though: you just never know.  Really, though, Indy doesn't deserve to have Peyton Manning succeeded by Andrew Luck.  They deserve to go through the same troubles everyone else in the league does when a franchise QB nears the end of his career.  
If there is a coin toss, I hope KC wins it. 

Since: Jan 17, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:07 pm

Colts beat Titans, 27-13 for first win of season

Upsets all day long. Just goes to show you can't take for granted any team in the NFL any given game!!!!!

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