Not pictured: Hank’s rowdy friends
The Titans beat the Colts 31-21 on Monday Night Football to remain the NFL’s only undefeated team. And it’s a testament to the Titans’ outstanding defense and mind-numbingly dull offense that I watched almost the entire game but have nothing to say about it a day later.
The game was close until — following two fourth-and-short stops by the TItans’ D — the heavy, blunt object of the Titans offense finally wore down the Colts with a seven-minute drive capped by a LenDale White touchdown that gave Tennessee a two-score lead. White finished with a Bettis-esque two touchdowns on ten carries for 13 yards.
Barring some miraculous twist of fortune, the victory essentially seals the AFC South for the Titans, while the Colts — division winners the last five years — are left scrambling for a playoff spot, with archnemesis New England visiting them on Sunday night. Is it possible that Peyton Manning will miss the playoffs while younger brother Eli returns to them to defend his Super Bowl championship? Wow. Eli might win his father’s love yet!