COLTS BLOG: Colts lose second half lead, fall to Titans, 36-22

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor (13) celebrates with Rishard Matthews (18) after Taylor scored a touchdown on a 53-yard pass against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTHR) - Updates from the Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans on Monday Night Football:

11:38 p.m. - Derrick Henry picked up a first down to ice the game for Tennessee, then he just kept running. The Titans running back went all the way to the house for a 72-yard touchdown and a 36-22 Tennessee lead.

11:26 p.m. - The Colts fate came down to the replay official a second time moments later as Jacoby Brissett rolled right on play action on fourth-and-1, but was grabbed by the ankle by Wesley Woodyard and marked just short of the first down marker. Televised replays show Brissett appeared to extend the ball across the first down line and the play was challenged by head coach Chuck Pagano.

But the replay official upheld the call, giving the ball over to the Titans with a 29-22 lead with 2:19 remaining.

11:21 p.m. - The Colts nearly gave the game away deep inside Tennessee territory as Jack Doyle dropped a catch as he was hit on a pass from Jacoby Brissett. First ruled a fumble recovery by the Titans, replay reversed the call at the Tennessee 22 with less than three minutes remaining.

11:08 p.m. - Less than two minutes after the Colts tied the game, Marcus Mariota put Tennessee back on top, finding a wide-open Taywan Taylor for a 53-yard touchdown and a 29-22 lead.


11:03 p.m. - Adam Vinatieri tied the game with his third field goal of the game, a 52-yarder that had plenty of distance beyond that with 7:27 left in the fourth quarter. Quan Bray had set the Colts up in Titans territory with a 60-yard kickoff return to the Tennessee 40-yard line.


10:54 p.m. - Tennessee finally found the end zone with a little more than 10 minutes left in the game and it gave them a 22-19 lead. Marcus Mariota led the Titans on a 15-play, 87-yard drive, capped off by a three-yard scoring run by DeMarco Murray.


10:45 p.m. - Indianapolis took a 19-15 lead into the fourth quarter, but Marcus Mariota converted a fourth-and-one just across midfield, then moved Tennessee into the red zone.



10:31 p.m. - Jack Doyle had the Colts first turnover of the night, a fumble on the Indianapolis 31-yard line, but the defense stiffened, holding Tennessee to a fifth Ryan Succop field goal after stopping three plays from inside the five-yard line.


10:14 p.m. - Ryan Succop's busy night continued for the Titans. The Tennessee kicker booted his fourth field goal of the night, this time from 48 yards, to pull the Titans within 7.

10:04 p.m. - One play after the game's first punt, Colts linebacker John Simon picked off the game's first pass, returning it 26 yards for a touchdown. Adam Vinatieri's extra point attempt hit the left upright, however, keeping the lead at 19-9 early in the third quarter.




10:00 p.m. - After a punt-free first half, the Colts went three-and-out to open the second half, leading to a Rigoberto Sanchez punt.

9:55 p.m. - Jacoby Brissett completed 12 of 16 passes for 119 yards and the touchdown to Jack Doyle in the first half. Frank Gore led the Colts on the ground with six carries for 36 yards and Donte Moncrief has been the top receiver, catching three passes for 31 yards.

Mariota was 9-of-13 for 108 yards for Tennessee. Neither quarterback threw an interception and neither team punted in the first half.

9:41 p.m. - The Colts took three shots at the end zone in the final minute of the half, but were unsuccessful. Adam Vinatieri kicked a 25-yard field goal to give Indianapolis a 13-9 lead with 14 seconds left before the break.

The Colts will receive the kickoff for the second half.

9:29 p.m. - Colts cornerback Rashaan Melvin went to the locker room with an injury and has been replaced by Pierre Desir.

9:28 p.m. - Ryan Succop kicked his third field goal of the game, this time from 40 yards, to pull Tennessee within one of the Colts with 4:10 remaining in the first half.

9:14 p.m. - The Colts are the first team to find the end zone in Monday night's game, as Jacoby Brissett threw an 8-yard scoring pass to tight end Jack Doyle to give Indianapolis a 10-6 lead. The touchdown capped off a nine-play, 73-yard drive for the Colts.



8:59 p.m. - Succop added his second field goal of the game, a 32-yarder late in the first quarter, to give Tennessee the lead again.


8:48 p.m. - One play after Donte Moncrief couldn't pull in a pass in the end zone, Adam Vinatieri tied the score with a 36-yard field goal.

8:37 p.m. - Marcus Mariota drove the Titans into field goal range in his first series back from injury after Tennessee took the opening kickoff. Ryan Succop hit a 48-yard field goal to give the Titans a 3-0 lead.

Game preview

First place is on the line in Tennessee as the Indianapolis Colts head to Nashville to face the Titans.

The Colts and Titans enter the final game of Week 6 with identical 2-3 records. Houston and Jacksonville stand tied atop the AFC South at 3-3.

The Titans announced Monday afternoon that quarterback Marcus Mariota would start after missing last week's game due to an injury he suffered in Week 4.

Jacoby Brissett will start at quarterback again for the Colts as Andrew Luck continues his rehabilitation from off-season shoulder surgery.