NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- In the press box, well before the Titans took the field against the Colts, someone asked who would the Titans deploy as their third corner.

The question was a bit as Kristian Fulton, Roger McCreary and Terrance Mitchell had been the top three for a month. I was part of dismissing it.

Andrew Adams

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But sure enough, the Titans threw out a giant wrinkle for their second game against the Colts.

Safety Amani Hooker, who’d not played nickel corner since 2018 at Iowa, moved from safety to nickel when the Titans shifted into the package, with Andrew Adams replacing Hooker at his regular position.

And Adams played 62 of 64 snaps with Mitchell coming on for 24.

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Scout's take: Titans force short throws, Jeffery Simmons was everywhere, Austin Hooper emerges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans pieced together another win.

It sure didn’t look pretty or dominant but is their fourth in a row and completed a series sweep of the Colts. 

Austin Hooper

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They scored only one touchdown all game and that was an interception returned by the defense.

The key to the game was coaching and a few critical plays that tilted the outcome in the Titans' favor.

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PKColtsNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- So this 4-2 record seemed pretty unlikely after that 0-2 start, but here stand your Tennessee Titans, in complete control of the AFC South.

We should mention that it's a weak division and the Titans did well to pure the Colts into beating themselves, but hey, that's part of the recipe of good teams, and Mike Vrabel teams.

So we gathered to discuss the team's strong win and season sweep over its primary divisional rival.

The Titans did well to rattle Matt Ryan, again, and really showed off their toughness as Ryan Tannehill, Ben Jones and Jeffery Simmons all had to step out with injuries but all returned to see things through.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The reasonable doubt about the Titans in the playoffs is their quarterback.

But the reason Tennessee almost assuredly will be in the playoff field as AFC South champions will also be their quarterback.

Ryan Tannehill

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Ryan Tannehill showed off the distance between him and Matt Ryan, the quarterback of the second-best team in the division at Nissan Stadium in Sunday’s 19-10 win over Indianapolis. The Titans are 4-2, 2-0 in the division with both wins against the Colts.

Indianapolis is 3-3-1, already 1-3-1 in the division.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Happy weekend party people. I hope you've got a lot of quality stuff ahead of you before the Colts and Titans kick off Sunday afternoon.

It's been a bit since I gathered the mail, so let's sort through it together.

Jon Robinson

If you missed the podcast, I encourage you to check that out. You can find it on iTunes, Google Podcasts and Castbox. I apologize for the technical difficulties right now on Spotify and Sticher.

Russell Jones If we can play hypothetical, let’s say the Titans win the AFC South with a 10-7 record, lose first round of the playoffs. Should Jon Robinson still be on the hot seat for the construction of this roster? And will he be?

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PodcastArtNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new podcast episode awaits you and you can find it on iTunes, Google Podcasts and Castbox. I apologize for the technical difficulties right now on Spotify and Sticher.

Whichever platform you prefer, please subscribe, rate and review.

Subjects I delve into:

  • Who should play more and who should play less after the bye?
  • Is the Colts' offense evolving after a week without their running backs?
  • Todd Downing on bye-week work
  • Shane Bowen on big plays allowed and the Titans' stable of defensive backs
  • The greatness in the red zone but the trouble getting there

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The Indianapolis Colts visit Nissan Stadium Sunday for an AFC South matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans beat the Colts, 24-17, on Oct. 2 in Indianapolis. Here's a scouting preview of the rematch from Blake Beddingfield, who scouted for the Titans for 19 years.

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Colts got a win on Sunday versus a competitive Jacksonville Jaguars team by changing the offensive approach they had early in the season.

With their top two rushers injured, the Colts' offense utilized a short to intermediate passing attack featuring seven different receivers.

Jeffery Simmons and Matt Ryan

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The key was highlighting their best-receiving option in Michael Pittman who had a career day with 13 receptions for 134 yards.

Parris Campbell, a 2019 second-round pick, has only played in 21 games out of a potential 55 in his career due to injuries. He was drafted to be a speed receiver with the ability to run after the catch.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Yes, the Titans are 3-2 and have won three in a row. They've been fighting through their deficiencies and finding ways.

They are rested, coming off a bye for a quick rematch for their top challenger in the AFC South. The Colts have a similar story, minus the rest, but they’ve lost four consecutive games to Tennessee and five out of six.

Derrick Henry

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Still, it’s difficult not to judge the Titans against the standards of their own fine play in recent years and the standards of quality football that will be required for playoff success. I don’t think I am alone in feeling that.

They’ve created high expectations.

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