Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts have played in 53 games all-time, including the playoffs. The Colts lead the series 35-18. They split the series in each of the past two seasons.
In 2020, the Titans and Colts played two games in three weeks. In the Nov. 12 first meeting, a nationally televised Thursday night game in Tennessee, the Colts scored 24 straight points and capitalized on errors from the Titans’ special teams to secure a 34-17 victory. The Titans had a 17-yard punt, a blocked punt and a missed field goal contribute to the loss.
The Colts swept the season streak every year from 2012 through 2016 until 2017, when the Titans swept the season streak for the first time since 2002.
The Titans and Colts have met only once in the playoffs, a 19-16 Titans victory in a divisional playoff game at the RCA Dome on January 16, 1999. Eddie George rushed for 162 yards, including a 68-yard touchdown run to help lead Tennessee in its run to Super Bowl XXXIV.
Three years later, in 2002, the NFL realigned and the AFC South was created. The Titans left AFC Central and the Colts left AFC East to form half of the new division.
The teams first played each other in 1970 following the AFL-NFL merger. The then Baltimore Colts defeated the then Houston Oilers 24-20 in the Colts’ run to a Super Bowl V championship.
2019 Week 2 • September 15, 2019 • COLTS 19 to Titans 17
Jacoby Brissett completes the game-winning four-yard touchdown pass to TY Hilton with 4:38 on the clock in the fourth quarter. The Colts convert 50% on third down (7-14) and limit the Titans to 10% (1-10).
Brissett totaled three touchdown passes, while Marcus Mariota completed a touchdown pass to offensive lineman David Quessenberry. Derrick Henry (81 rushing yards) adds the other touchdown on a one-yard run.
2019 Week 13 • December 1, 2019 • TITANS 31 to Colts 17
The Titans erase a 10-point second-half deficit, taking a lead with 5:02 left in the fourth quarter on Tye Smith’s 63-yard touchdown return after Dane Cruikshank blocked a 46-yard field goal attempt from Adam Vinatieri. The Titans block two total field goals (Austin Johnson).
Derrick Henry rushes for 149 yards and a score. Ryan Tannehill passes for two touchdowns, including a 40-yard one to Kalif Raymond in the fourth quarter. The Titans defense intercepts Jacoby Brissett twice (Kevin Byard, Logan Ryan) and collects three sacks. Tannehill has been sacked six times by the Colts.
2020 Week 10 • November 12, 2020 • COLTS 34 to Titans 17
The Colts score the last 24 points of the game to defeat the Titans on Thursday Night Football. The Titans’ second half featured three straight possessions ending in a 17-yard punt, a punt blocked by the Colts for a touchdown, and a field goal miss, leading directly to 21 total points for the Colts.
Colts quarterback Philip Rivers passes for 308 yards and a touchdown, while running back Nyheim Hines has 115 yards from scrimmage (70 rushing, 45 receiving) and two total touchdowns. Derrick Henry rushes for 103 yards on 19 carries.
2020 Week 12 • November 29, 2020 • TITANS 45 to Colts 26
In a 7-3 inter-team battle, the Titans win to take the lead in the AFC South. Derrick Henry has 178 yards on 27 rushing attempts and in the first half alone he had 140 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
The Titans scored touchdowns on five of their six possessions in the first half. After the Colts tied the score at 14-14 in the second quarter, the Titans scored the next 24 points. AJ Brown (98 receiving yards) scores on a 69-yard catch-and-run in the first quarter and adds a 42-yard touchdown return on an onside Colts kickoff attempt in the fourth quarter. Titans total 449 yards, including 229 rushing yards