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Colts finally win one, beating Titans 27-13


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"The O-line did a great job, somebody came free, the running back’s job is to make him miss, Dan threw a great block, Reggie threw a great block and I think (Jacob) Tamme was running down there, too," Brown said. "It was just an all-out great effort by the guys on offense."

Sunday’s game had a totally different complexion from the first 13.

At a glance

Tennessee 13, Indianapolis 27

Tennessee 0 6 0 7 — 13

Indianapolis 3 0 14 10 — 27

First Quarter

Ind » FG Vinatieri 47, :00.

Second Quarter

Ten » FG Bironas 53, 5:32.

Ten » FG Bironas 21, :21.

Third Quarter

Ind » Wayne 18 pass from Orlovsky (Vinatieri kick), 9:36.

Ind » Lacey 32 interception return (Vinatieri kick), 6:31.

Fourth Quarter

Ind » FG Vinatieri 40, 12:53.

Ten » Washington 7 pass from Locker (Bironas kick), 3:43.

Ind » D.Brown 80 run (Vinatieri kick), 3:26.

Attendance » 64,271.

Ten Ind

First downs 21 10

Total Net Yards 388 287

Rushes-yards 19-66 34-205

Passing 322 82

Punt Returns 5-40 6-14

Kickoff Returns 1-0 0-0

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-32

Comp-Att-Int 38-56-2 11-17-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9 0-0

Punts 7-47.0 7-45.9

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1

Penalties-yards 7-70 4-25

Time of Possession 31:57 28:03

Individual Statistics

Rushing » Tennessee, C.Johnson 15-55, Locker 1-9, Harper 2-3, Hasselbeck 1-(minus 1). Indianapolis, D.Brown 16-161, Addai 11-20, Carter 3-19, Garcon 1-8, Orlovsky 3-(minus 3).

Passing » Tennessee, Hasselbeck 27-40-2-223, Locker 11-16-0-108. Indianapolis, Orlovsky 11-17-0-82.

Receiving » Tennessee, Cook 9-103, L.Hawkins 8-88, C.Johnson 8-54, Washington 7-62, Williams 2-15, Hall 2-(minus 2), Stevens 1-9, Harper 1-2. Indianapolis, Wayne 3-33, Garcon 2-24, Addai 2-7, Felton 1-9, Eldridge 1-4, Tamme 1-3, D.Brown 1-2.

Missed Field Goals » None.

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Indy spent the past nine weeks fighting for a lead, any lead. After playing more than 500 minutes from behind or tied, the Colts finally took the lead on Adam Vinatieri’s 47-yard field goal.

The Colts gave it right back just before halftime when Rob Bironas made his second field goal to give the Titans a 6-3 lead. It didn’t last long.

Orlovsky hooked up with Reggie Wayne for an 18-yard TD that made it 10-6 early in the third quarter. The Colts never trailed again.

Jacob Lacey, the oft-criticized cornerback, returned an interception 32 yards for a touchdown to give the Colts a 17-6 lead.

On the ensuing kickoff, Marc Mariani tried to field the bouncing ball in the end zone, but kicked it out of bounds inside the Titans 1. That mistake and Brown’s 39-yard run, set up Vinatieri for a 40-yard field goal to make it 20-6 with 12:53 to play.

Locker gave the Titans a chance with his TD pass, but Orlovsky and Brown took it away with run that ended Indy’s chase of 0-16 and the first 0-14 mark in franchise history.

"It means a lot, but we’re a proud ballclub so one game out of 13 or 14, we still have a ways to go," defensive end Robert Mathis said. "Everybody held the fort today. We just kept chopping wood and the tree fell today."

Notes: Colts running back Delone Carter left in the first half with an undisclosed forearm injury. Carter did not return. ... The Titans failed to sweep Indy for the first time since 2002 and are 0-4 all time at Lucas Oil Stadium. ... Locker was 11 of 16 for 108 yards with one TD after relieving Hasselbeck and Johnson had eight catches for 54 yards. ... Lacey has two career TDs in three NFL seasons.


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