Colts
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10 - 27 Final
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Titans top struggling Colts

Oct 30, 2011 - 9:14 PM Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Nate Washington scored a pair of touchdowns to lead the Tennessee Titans past the Indianapolis Colts, 27-10.

Matt Hasselbeck completed 23-of-33 passes for 224 yards and a score for the Titans (4-3), who had dropped five straight to the Colts.

Javon Ringer rushed for 60 yards in the victory, while Chris Johnson continued to struggle, compiling just 34 yards on 14 carries.

Curtis Painter threw for 250 yards with a pair of interceptions and rushed for 79 yards for the winless Colts (0-8).

"It's a job," Colts receiver Pierre Garcon said of the team's struggles. "You have to show up every day and do your job."

Donald Brown ran for a touchdown in the loss.

The Colts punted on seven of their nine first-half possessions.

One of those punts was blocked in the end zone by Patrick Bailey and recovered by Jason McCourty for a Tennessee touchdown.

"I pushed the snapper out of the way and nobody was there besides the punter," said Bailey.

Rob Bironas sandwiched field goals of 51 and 50 yards around that special- teams touchdown for a 13-0 Titans lead.

Of the Colts' two first half possessions that didn't result in a punt, one ended in a deflected interception for Michael Griffin, which the Titans converted into Washington's three-yard touchdown run.

The other was a Brown rush as time expired on a lopsided 20-0 first half.

The Colts managed to register a pulse after the break, executing a 58-yard drive on their opening touch of the third quarter, which resulted in a 22-yard Adam Vinatieri field goal.

Early in the fourth Brown's four-yard touchdown plunge made it a 20-10 game, but Painter was intercepted by Barrett Ruud on the team's next drive and the Titans capitalized with Hasselbeck's 14-yard touchdown pass to Washington on 3rd-and-9.

The Titans' defense then put the game away, turning the Colts over on downs in the red zone on consecutive drives.

"We needed to reaffirm that we were a good defense," said Ruud.

Game Notes

Bailey's block was the first on punter Pat McAfee in 172 career attempts...Indianapolis wide receiver Reggie Wayne recorded five catches for 61 yards to move into 20th place on the NFL's all-time receptions list (822).






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  • INDIANAPOLIS: 10
    TENNESSEE: 27
    Final

    Oct 30 4:10 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Colts 10, Titans 27  4th - 5:20Oct 30 3:43 PM


  • Tennessee Touchdown - Matt Hasselbeck pass to Nate Washington for 14 yards.

    Colts 10, Titans 26  4th - 5:20Oct 30 3:43 PM


  • Adam Vinatieri extra point is good.

    Colts 10, Titans 20  4th - 13:29Oct 30 3:26 PM


  • Indianapolis Touchdown - Donald Brown rushed for 4 yards.

    Colts 9, Titans 20  4th - 13:29Oct 30 3:22 PM


  • INDIANAPOLIS: 3
    TENNESSEE: 20
    End of 3rd

    Oct 30 3:18 PM


  • Indianapolis Field Goal - 22-yarder by Adam Vinatieri.

    Colts 3, Titans 20  3rd - 7:41Oct 30 3:01 PM


  • INDIANAPOLIS: 0
    TENNESSEE: 20
    Halftime

    Oct 30 2:34 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Colts 0, Titans 20  2nd - 0:22Oct 30 2:32 PM
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  • Tennessee Touchdown - Nate Washington rushed for 3 yards.

    Colts 0, Titans 19  2nd - 0:22Oct 30 2:31 PM


  • Tennessee Field Goal - 50-yarder by Rob Bironas.

    Colts 0, Titans 13  2nd - 2:31Oct 30 2:20 PM


  • Rob Bironas extra point is good.

    Colts 0, Titans 10  2nd - 9:52Oct 30 2:01 PM


  • Tennessee Touchdown - Pat McAfees punt blocked by Patrick Bailey. Recovered by Jason McCourty in the Indianapolis end zone.

    Colts 0, Titans 9  2nd - 9:52Oct 30 2:00 PM


  • INDIANAPOLIS: 0
    TENNESSEE: 3
    End of 1st

    Oct 30 1:41 PM


  • Tennessee Field Goal - 51-yarder by Rob Bironas.

    Colts 0, Titans 3  1st - 7:01Oct 30 1:19 PM


  • INDIANAPOLIS: 0
    TENNESSEE: 0
    1st Quarter - 15:00

    Oct 30 1:03 PM
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