Always competing: Running back Donald Brown opened the season behind Vick Ballard and Ahmad Bradshaw on the depth chart. Then he was behind Bradshaw and Trent Richardson. But Brown has remained ready for his opportunity. He proved that Thursday night when he gained 80 yards and scored two touchdowns on 14 carries. “He’s been doing it all year,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s running as good, or better, than he has since I’ve been here. It’s a tribute to his hard work.”
Still perfect: Pagano and quarterback Andrew Luck’s run of not losing back-to-back games was on the line when they went into the half trailing 17-6. But the Colts outscored the Titans 24-10 in the second half to make sure that didn’t happen.
Heyward-Bey hurt: Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey missed part of the second half with an ankle injury. He wanted to get back on the field, but Pagano said they decided to keep him out. Heyward-Bey finished one catch for 10 yards.