Colts stop Titans comeback bid, 22-20

Vince Young nearly pulled off a comeback bid for the Tennessee Titans late in the game. But it was not to be as the Indianapolis Colts stopped Titans quarterback Vince Young on 4th-and-4, then Colts QB Peyton Manning kneeled down in the final seconds to secure a 22-20 win for the Colts; the win boosts the Colts to 2-0 and drops the Titans to 1-1.

Peyton Manning threw for 312 yards and a touchdown, running back Joseph Addai ran for 81 yards and a touchdown and kicker Adam Vinatieri kicked 3 field goals. Tight end Dallas Clark added a TD and WR Marvin Harrison caught 6 balls for 87 yards. Titans QB Vince Young had a overall better game this week, going 17-for-27 for 184 yards and a TD while rushing for 53 yards. The Titans had a decent running game although nothing like last week against Jacksonville as they ran for 141 yards; RB LenDale White led the Titans with 64 yards and a TD.

One interesting subplot to the Colts-Titans game was the kicking of Adam Vinatieri. He had one of his worse games in recent history despite hitting 3 field goals. He missed a 36-yarder, had an extra point blocked and even had a FG partially blocked (which was good). The Colts almost let get away a 16-6 halftime lead, with the titans picking off Manning once and sacking him twice in the second half. The Colts had 2 opportunities to score TD’s while being at the Titans’ 8-yard line but had to settle for FG’s for their efforts.

Young drove the Titans 74 yards down the field and pulled the team to within 22-20 with a TD pass to WR Roydell Williams with 6:02 left in the game. But with 1:38 remaining, which would be the Titans’ last offensive series of the game, young was sacked on the first play. Young then overthrew WR Brandon Jones on third down then on 4th down, the Colts got to Young, causing him to fumble the ball. Titans guard Jacob Bell grabbed the ball which sealed the win for the Colts. The Colts take their 2-0 record to Reliant Stadium where they face the 2-0 Houston Texans, while the Titans (1-1) visit the 0-2 New Orleans Saints.

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