Mike Herndon: Breaking down Titans' second-half issues, again

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans' 24-17 win over the Colts extended a lot of trends -- and not just the team's second-half futility, which we’ll get to a bit later.

Tennessee won its fourth straight in Indianapolis, a franchise record. Derrick Henry rushed for over 100 yards against the Colts for the fifth time in his last six outings (the only exception coming in a game where he played three quarters on a broken foot). Ryan Tannehill advanced to 5-1 as a starter against Indy with another efficient, but not prolific stat line.

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Jonathan Taylor was held in check once again, rushing for just 42 yards on 20 carries, and is still yet to break 70 in four tries against Tennessee in his young career.

Mike Vrabel and Frank Reich, the only two head coaches remaining from the 2018 hiring cycle, faced each other for the ninth time. Reich dominated the early stretch between these two coaches, winning four of the first five, but Vrabel has now rattled off four in a row to take the lead head-to-head against his biggest rival.

That last trend is probably the most telling.

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