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Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans 11/12/2020 NFL Picks, Prediction, and Preview

The Indianapolis Colts visit the Tennessee Titans on 11/12/2020 at 8:20PM.

Indianapolis and Tennessee face off in a critical regular season game as part of this unpredictable and chaotic 2020 NFL Season. Indianapolis has a record of 5-3 this season. Tennessee is 6-2 this season. Both have players to meet and know.

Indianapolis Team Defense Preview

Indianapolis yields 5.9 plays per drive, they hold opponents to 28.0 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 1.71 points per drive. 31.3% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 15.7% of defensive possessions, they force opponents to cough up the ball. Their offensive drives start typically at their opponent’s Own 24.6 yard line, they usually take up 2:47 of time.

Opposing quarterbacks have a QBR of 78.5 against Indianapolis and on 4.2% of passes thrown, it results in an interception. Indianapolis has caused a sack rate of 7.2% this season.

Examining Indianapolis in a few key defensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have encountered 106 opponent third down attempts this season and opponents successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 44 times, which works itself out to a success rate of 41.5%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have taken on opponents in 6 fourth down conversion attempts this season and opponents have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 60.0%. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 21 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 14 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 66.7%.

Indianapolis Team Offense Preview

Indianapolis has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 34.3 yards per drive, and this offense puts up 2.11 points per drive. 41.7% of the time on offensive possessions, they will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but on 10.7% of offensive possessions, they find cough the ball up to the opponent. Their offensive drives start typically at their Own 31.0 yard line, they typically last 2:58.

On 3.6% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 2.5% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Indianapolis has given up 8 sacks this season and this has resulted in 39 yards lost.

They rushed for 3.7 yards per carry and for 102.4 yards per game. Rushers, Receivers, and Sitting Duck Quarterbacks fumbled the ball 5 times this season.

Examining Indianapolis in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 100 third down attempts this season and successfully turned the third down attempt into a first down 38 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 38.0%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 13 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 61.5%. It is critical for offenses to get the ball into the Red Zone. They have had 28 Red Zone entrances this season and successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 16 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 57.1%.

Tennessee Team Defense Preview

Tennessee faces 6.6 plays per drive, this defense gives up 37.3 yards per drive, and this defense lets offenses score 2.45 points per drive. 40.5% of the time on defensive possessions, opponents will score a Touchdown or convert on a Field Goal Attempt, but 15.5% of the time, they force opposing offenses to turn the ball over. Defensive possessions start on average at opponent’s Own 26.4 and these drives usually take up 3:05 of time.

This defense holds opposing quarterbacks to a Quarterback Rating (QBR) of 94.8 and 2.8% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tennessee has forced a sack rate of 3.0% this season.

We will get more situational with Tennessee and examine various situations. They have faced 112 third down attempts this season and opponents have converted 62 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 55.4%. There is nothing more pressure-packed than fourth down situations. They have had to wall up against 11 fourth down attempts this season and opponents have converted 8 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of None. Defensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone, which is why defenses strive to avoid this from happening. They have had allowed offenses 29 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and opponents successfully turned a Red Zone entrance into an End Zone celebration 23 times, which works itself out to a conversion rate of 79.3%.

Tennessee Team Offense Preview

Tennessee has 6.3 plays per drive, this offense averages 36.4 yards per drive, and they score 2.73 points per offensive possession. On 46.4% of offensive possessions, they find a way to come away with points, but 4.8% of the time, they are afflicted by the turnover bug. Their possessions start on average at their Own 29.3 and these drives typically last 2:40.

On 7.5% of passes thrown, it results in a touchdown and 1.2% of passes thrown are passes that are intercepted.Tennessee has yielded 12 sacks this season and there were 85 yards lost as a result of the inability to protect the Quarterback.

They rushed for 4.8 yards per carry and for 147.6 yards per game. This offense coughed up the ball 4 times this season.

Examining Tennessee in a few key offensive situations would be helpful in making judgments. They have navigated through 97 third down attempts this season and have converted 45 of these attempts, which comes out to a success rate of 46.4%. Fourth Down situations are extremely consequential. They have willingly and unwillingly encountered 5 fourth down conversion attempts this season and have converted 4 of these attempts, which comes out to a conversion rate of 80.0%. Offensive possessions that reach the Red Zone have a higher chance of getting in the End Zone. They have had 30 opportunities to score from the Red Zone this season and have converted 24 of these attempts into Touchdowns, which comes out to a conversion rate of 80.0%.

The Indianapolis Roster

The Players to Watch for Indianapolis

Philip Rivers QB 6-5 228

This season, Philip Rivers has put up 2087 yards and 10 touchdowns. He has thrown 7 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 91.9thus far this season. Philip Rivers has thrown 7 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Philip Rivers has -2 rushing yards, which puts him in the 7.81 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 12 times this season, which puts him in the 37.5 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 0 rushing touchdowns this season.

Jonathan Taylor RB 5-10 226

This season, Jonathan Taylor has 416 rushing yards on 106 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 4 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Jonathan Taylor picked up 178 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 20 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

Zach Pascal WR 6-2 214

This season, Zach Pascal picked up 297 yards. He caught the ball 24 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 2 receiving touchdowns this season.

Grover Stewart NT 6-4 315

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Indianapolis, Grover Stewart has 21 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 28.45 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

DeForest Buckner DE 6-7 300

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Indianapolis, DeForest Buckner has 19 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 2 times this season, which put him in the 49.23 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Khari Willis SS 5-11 213

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Indianapolis, Khari Willis had 36 tackles which puts him in the 83.82 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Khari Willis as a ball hawker was able to pick off 1.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 63.16 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Kenny Moore CB 5-9 190

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Indianapolis, Kenny Moore had 28 tackles which puts him in the 79.9 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Kenny Moore as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 87.64 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

The Tennessee Roster

The Players to Watch for Tennessee

Ryan Tannehill QB 6-4 207

This season, Ryan Tannehill has put up 1981 yards and 19 touchdowns. He has thrown 3 interceptions. He has a QB Rating of 109.4thus far this season. Ryan Tannehill has thrown 3 interceptions this season.As a rusher, Ryan Tannehill has 105 rushing yards, which puts him in the 65.62 percentile among Quarterbacks. He ran the ball as opposed to throwing the ball 22 times this season, which puts him in the 67.19 percentile. Has he hit paydirt as a runner? He has 1 rushing touchdowns this season.

Derrick Henry RB 6-3 247

This season, Derrick Henry has 843 rushing yards on 182 carries. Was he able to get to the end zone on the ground? He has 8 rushing touchdowns.As a receiver in the backfield, Derrick Henry picked up 81 yards. He caught the ball as opposed to taking handoffs or catching laterals 10 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 0 receiving touchdowns this season.

A.J. Brown WR 6-0 226

This season, A.J. Brown picked up 457 yards. He caught the ball 31 times this season. Did he score often as a receiver? He had 6 receiving touchdowns this season.

DaQuan Jones NT 6-4 322

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Tennessee, DaQuan Jones has 16 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 1 times this season, which put him in the 62.93 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced nan fumbles this season.

Jadeveon Clowney DE 6-5 255

The leading tackler among Defensive Tackles for Tennessee, Jadeveon Clowney has 11 tackles this season.When it came to rushing the Quarterback, he has been able to take them down 0 times this season, which put him in the 10.0 among all Defensive Tackles in College Football. He has forced 1.0 fumbles this season.

Kenny Vaccaro SS 6-0 214

He is the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Tennessee, Kenny Vaccaro had 37 tackles which puts him in the 87.5 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 1 times this season. Kenny Vaccaro as a ball hawker was able to pick off 0.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 22.81 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Malcolm Butler CB 5-11 190

Considered the leading tackler among non-exclusive Defensive Backs (meaning he can play either Safety Position, Nickel Back, Star or even play as a Cornerback in coverage) for Tennessee, Malcolm Butler had 44 tackles which puts him in the 100.0 percentile among returning non-exclusive Defensive Backs. When it came to blitzing the Quarterback, this season he was able to take them down 0 times this season. Malcolm Butler as a ball hawker was able to pick off 2.0 passes this season, which puts him in the 87.64 percentile among returning secondary position players this season.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Indianapolis Colts 23 Tennessee Titans 24

Spread Pick: Tennessee +1 -109 Pinnacle Sports
Moneyline Pick: Tennessee +100 matchbook
Total Pick: Under 48.5 -105 Pinnacle Sports