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2-4, 4th in AFC South
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Can Titans end drought against Colts?

The Colts have beaten the Titans in nine straight meetings, including all seven involving Andrew Luck. However, Indy has lost four of its last five divisional games after winning the previous 16, per ESPN Stats & Info.

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Colts cornerback Darius Butler (calf/hamstring), receiver Phillip Dorsett (foot/hamstring), offensive lineman Jack Mewhort (tricep) and defensive lineman Zach Kerr (ankle) were the most significant players not to practice Thursday. Receiver T.Y. Hilton (hip) also didn't practice, but he has continued to play despite routinely showing up on the injury report.

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Can Frank Gore keep it rolling?

After breaking Indy's 100-yard rusher drought last week, Gore could become the first Colt to hit the century mark in back-to-back games since 2007. Adam Vinatieri also has a benchmark on the line. Milestone tracker

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Cromartie's wife says Colts cut CB over anthem

Antonio Cromartie's wife, Terricka, took to Instagram after seeing comments from Colts owner Jim Irsay on national anthem protests and accused the team of releasing her husband for kneeling.

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Adam Vinatieri just keeps making kicks

As reliable as a metronome, Vinatieri is still virtually automatic as he approaches age 44. It's particularly notable as his successor in New England is suddenly struggling, Adam Schefter writes. Mort & Schefter's notebook

Colts' issues won't get better against Titans (0:32)
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Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Luck on Tennessee's defense, which is 11th in the NFL: "Aggressive and attacking style of defense…It's always a great challenge. Not just the sacks they are a top-10 defense"

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Allen decries 'hate' he's gotten over anthem

Dwayne Allen can handle fans' criticism of his ability to stay healthy but the Colts tight end says hatred and racial comments toward him have to stop.

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QB Grades: Luck is OK, for now

Andrew Luck has been sacked a league-high 23 times this season, so there are plenty of people to blame for the Colts' worrisome start. But the QB play in Indy could also stand to improve. Grading every QB

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Sunday's collapse might have sunk Colts

Losing in Houston hurt the Colts in two ways: It left them two games back in the division race and put them in rough shape regarding tiebreakers. Both FPI and Football Outsiders have them as long shots. Playoff odds (Insider)

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

Colts coach Chuck Pagano is trying to soften things up about his poor defense: "There is video evidence we have played good defense. Have to do it for four quarters." The Colts are ranked 31st in the NFL in total defense.

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The injuries continue to pile up for the Colts. Coach Chuck Pagano announced that defensive lineman Henry Anderson is "week-to-week" with a knee injury. Receiver Phillip Dorsett is day to day with a hamstring injury.

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Colts' Allen: Kneeled at anthem's end to pray

Colts tight end Dwayne Allen said he has taken a knee toward the end of the national anthem in every game of his career "to say a prayer for every man that steps on the field."

Mike Wells ESPN Staff Writer 

The Colts have been active on Tuesday. They have elevated WR Tevaun Smith to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The Colts placed WR Quan Bray on the injured reserve list and TE Mike Miller on the practice squad injured reserve list. The Colts have signed WR Marcus Leak and CB Frankie Williams to the practice squad. And finally, S Lee Hightower was released from the practice squad.

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Offensive struggles have Colts slipping

Indianapolis remains excellent on special teams, and its defense actually improved a bit this week. But the offense is now below average in efficiency, leading to an overall slip in FPI. Full FPI rankings

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Colts fall back down in rankings

After jumping five spots last week, Indy gave up nearly that much ground this week, thanks to a huge blown lead in Houston. Only one AFC South team ranks lower. Power Rankings

Team Stats

Passing Yards262.313th
Rushing Yards101.817th
Points For26.76th
Points Against29.028th

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