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Colts cruise over Titans, earn second straight AFC South win


After a rough start to the season, the Colts have righted the ship.

Indianapolis, which opened the season with back-to-back losses, is now back to .500 with today’s 41-17 win over the Titans. Following last week’s stomping of the Jaguars, the Colts have now won big in back-to-back games over AFC South opponents.

The Colts got a big game from quarterback Andrew Luck, who threw four touchdown passes and was in control of the offense throughout the game.

Titans quarterback Charlie Whitehurst, starting in place of the injured Jake Locker, more or less looked the way you’d expect a backup quarterback to look: He didn’t stink up the joint, but he wasn’t particularly good, either. Late in the game Whitehurst was pulled in favor of rookie Zach Mettenberger.

The Colts got a very big game from veteran receiver Reggie Wayne, who caught seven of the eight passes thrown to him, for 119 yards and a touchdown.

There’s not much doubt that the Colts are a whole lot better than the Titans and Jaguars. Now they need to show they can play well against AFC playoff contenders: Their next four games are against the Ravens, Texans, Bengals and Steelers. By the midway point of the season, we’ll have a good idea whether these colts are playoff contenders, or whether .500 is as high as they can hope their record to get.