Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans- week 2

Tennessee Titans Odds

More than any team in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans have to be relieved that they no longer have to deal with Andrew Luck. When he retired suddenly on August 24, he left the Indianapolis Colts with a 12-0 career mark against Tennessee. Dating back to December of 2011, when Indianapolis was 0-13 before dealing the Titans a loss that ultimately knocked them out of the playoffs, it’s won 13 of its last 15 matchups with them. The two losses occurred in 2017 when Luck was sitting out with a season-ending injury. The Titans flexed some surprising defensive muscle last week, picking off Baker Mayfield three times in the fourth quarter to stymie the Browns’ coming-out party in Cleveland. ,

Indianapolis Colts odds

While Jacoby Brissett is a capable replacement for Luck, he’s still not on the same level. And if Tennessee’s defense can minimize the damage done by Indianapolis running back Marlon Mack, it will make Brissett’s task much tougher. Mack has blossomed into one of the league’s top backs. After a big finish to last year, Mack picked up where he left off in this season’s opener by romping through the Los Angeles Chargers’ run defense for 174 yards on 25 carries, including a 63-yard touchdown in the third quarter. A similar performance from Mack this week could enable the Colts to keep their recent run of dominance going against the Titans.                            ,